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How to remove trim from rear hatch door on 2001 Sienna

I need to check for a loose wire on the defroster grid (on the back glass) of my 2001 Sienna. The plastic trim around the window needs to be removed to do the check. There are no screws or any obvious way to remove the trim. Is there a way to remove the trim without breaking the plastic?

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You need to remove the big plastic or vinyl rear hatch trim to get the side trims off. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the pull handle (if you have a pull handle), and then, using a flat tool, (like a stiff putty knife), insert the tool between the vinyl trim and the tailgate to loosen the plastic clips (there is like 18 of them); one the hatch panel is off, you will see that you can now remove the side trims.

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