Honda Accord: Grab Handle Removal/Installation - Interior Trim - Body - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Grab Handle Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required

KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014*

*Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

NOTE: - Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

- When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape to prevent damage.

1. Lower the grab handle (A), then insert a small flat-tip screwdriver into the notch.

2. Pull on the small flat-tip screwdriver with the


2. Pull on the small flat-tip screwdriver with the appropriate trim tool (A), and remove the cap (B).

3. Pinch the clips (A) to release the hooks (B), then


3. Pinch the clips (A) to release the hooks (B), then remove the grab handle (C).

4. Pinch the hooks on the clips (A) with a pair of pliers,


4. Pinch the hooks on the clips (A) with a pair of pliers, and pull out the clips of the bracket.

5. If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the


5. If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the grab handle with a new one. (see page 24-208) 6. If the side curtain airbag has not deployed,inspect the grab handle for damage. A damaged grab handle may cause the side curtain airbags to deploy improperly, possibly causing injury. Replace the grab handle if it has any of the following damage: - Any cracks or damage in the grab handle (A).

- Any cracks or stress-whitening in the caps (B).

7. Install the clips (A) on the grab handle (B), then insert


7. Install the clips (A) on the grab handle (B), then insert the caps (C) fully into the clips.

8. Position the grab handle (A) on the mounting bracket


8. Position the grab handle (A) on the mounting bracket (B), and push on the grab handle until the clips (C) snap into place securely

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