Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Body side trim

Exploded View

1. Front pillar finisher

2. Front body side welt

3. Front kicking plate

4. Front sill cover

5. Rear lower finisher

6. Upper pillar finisher

7. Rear pillar finisher

Removal and Installation

CAUTION: • Wrap the tip of flat-bladed screwdriver with a cloth when removing metal clips from garnishes.

• When removing or installing body side welts, do not allow butyl seal to come in contact with pillar finishers.

REMOVAL

FRONT PILLAR FINISHER

1. Remove front body side welt.

CAUTION: Insert a suitable clip removing tool wrapped with a shop cloth inserted into the part shown by the arrow (between the clip and the body side panel), then release the clip.

2. Release the clips, then remove front pillar finisher.

FRONT KICKING PLATE

Release the clip and pawls, then remove front kicking plate.

FRONT BODY SIDE WELT

1. Remove front kicking plate.

2. Release welt from the body opening, then remove front body side welt.

REAR PILLAR FINISHER

1. Remove front body side welt.

2. Remove finisher tether.

3. Release the clips, then remove rear finisher.

UPPER PILLAR FINISHER

1. Remove front body side welt.

2. Remove front pillar finisher.

3. Remove seat belt anchor. Refer to SB-12 4. Release the clips, then remove upper pillar finisher.

FRONT PILLAR FINISHER

1. Remove front body side welt.

2. Remove screw.

3. Release the clips, then remove rear pillar finisher.

REAR LOWER FINISHER

1. Remove front body side welt.

2. Release the clips, then remove rear pillar finisher.

SILL PLATE COVER

Release the pawls, then remove the sill plate cover.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

Make sure that clips are fully aligned with panel holes on body when installing, then press them in completely.

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