Rear spoiler on a 2005 equinox
Just took mine off. There are three 10mm bolts that gofrom inside the liftgate into the spoiler-one on each end of the spoiler, oneaccessible through the large hole in the center of the gate. There arealso three pegs (that you can't see) mounted on the spoiler just under theupper rear taillight. The pins plug into holes on the liftgate. There's one peg towards each end of the taillight, back towards the roof. There's one in the center of the spoiler, towards the window. They'retight and solidly their holes. There is no tape or glue-just bolts andpegs. You don't have to cut or drill anything. The only tools you'llneed are a 10mm socket, an extension, and a ratchet.
I discovered the pegs when I got fed up trying to figure out what was holdingit on, said to heck with it, I know I may break something, but I've got to fixwhat's broke and gave it good, firm lift up from the window edge. Lo andbehold, it popped off--much to my relief. I fixed what I needed to(stopping the spoiler from vibrating madly as I rode down the road), and justpopped and bolted it back on. You don't need any kind of kit toreinstall it.
Once it's off, you can access the taillight and sprayer. Noproblem.
My only concern now is what I would have had to do if I'd broken one of thepegs. Thankfully, I didn't have to do that, so if you do, I can'thelp. It's easier than it looks, but it is scary
Apr 20, 2009 |
2005 Chevrolet Equinox