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Land Rover Discovery: Body Closures Liftgate (G1785717) / Removal and Installation

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Body / Body closures / Body Closures Liftgate (G1785717) / Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION:

Make sure to protect the paintwork.

NOTE:

Some variation in the illustrations may occur, but the essential information is always correct.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.

    Refer to: Specifications (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, Specifications).

  2. Refer to: Tailgate Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  3. Refer to: 'D' Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  4. Refer to: 'C' Pillar Upper Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  5. Refer to: Liftgate Window Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).

CAUTION:

Do not use excessive force to release the headliner from the side retaining brackets.

NOTE:

Left side only.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Do not use excessive force to release the headliner from the side retaining brackets.

NOTE:

Right side only.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

WARNING:

This step requires the aid of another technician.

NOTES:

  • Note the orientation of the clip.
  • The step must be carried out on both sides.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Take extra care not to damage the wiring harnesses.

NOTES:

  • Note the position of the component before removal.
  • Do not disassemble further if the component is removed for access only.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

NOTE:

Note the position of the component before removal.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Protect the surrounding components.

NOTES:

  • Note the orientation of the clip.
  • The step must be carried out on both sides.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Take extra care not to damage the wiring harnesses.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Take extra care not to damage the wiring harnesses

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

NOTE:

Repeat the step for the other side.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

INSTALLATION

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 3.5 Nm

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 2.5 Nm

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 3.5 Nm

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 3.5 Nm

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 3.5 Nm

NOTES:

  • Repeat the step for the other side.
  • Install new retaining clips.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Take extra care not to damage the wiring harnesses.

NOTE:

Install new retaining clips.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Take extra care not to damage the wiring harnesses.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

CAUTION:

Protect the surrounding components.

NOTES:

  • Note the orientation of the clip.
  • The step must be carried out on both sides.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

NOTE:

Make sure that this component is installed to the noted removal position.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 25 Nm

CAUTIONS:

  • Take extra care not to damage the wiring harnesses.
  • Tighten the component finger tight first.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

WARNING:

This step requires the aid of another technician.

NOTES:

  • Note the orientation of the clip.
  • The step must be carried out on both sides.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Open the liftgate.

NOTES:

  • Make sure that the tailgate is recessed by 1.8mm in relation to the fender at point 1.
  • Make sure that the tailgate is recessed by 3.2 mm in relation to the fender at point 2.
  • Make sure that the tailgate is recessed by 3.2 mm in relation to the fender at point 3.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Position the liftgate central to the aperture.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Torque: 24 Nm

NOTE:

The following steps should be completed if installing a new tailgate.

Clean the area prior to installation of the new Tailgate Badges.

NOTE:

The new Tailgate Badge is supplied on a cassette which is highlighted in blue on the illustration.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

  • Align the tailgate badge cassette so that the top left corner touches the inner tail lamp assembly in the highlighted position.
  • Install the Tailgate Badges to the dimensions shown in the illustration.

NOTE:

The new Tailgate Badge is supplied on a cassette which is highlighted in blue on the illustration.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

  • Align the tailgate badge cassette to the curvature of the tailgate in the highlighted positions.
  • Install the Tailgate Badges to the dimensions shown in the illustration.

NOTE:

The new Tailgate Badge is supplied on a cassette which is highlighted in blue on the illustration.

Body closures liftgate (G1785717) removal and installation

Install the Tailgate Badges to the dimensions shown in the illustration.

Refer to: Liftgate Window Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Tailgate Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: 'C' Pillar Upper Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: 'D' Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

Connect the battery ground cable.

Refer to: Specifications (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, Specifications).

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