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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old February 17th, 2013, 15:51 Thread Starter
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How to: Removing 91-93 Center Spoiler Section

Well my first attempt at a write up, hope someone can find it useful .

The piece we will be removing today is the the section that attaches to the trunk lid.



There are a total of 8 fasteners that have to be removed (2 Philips head screws & 6 10mil screws)



First, Start by removing the 2 screws (1 on each side) located closest to the hinges of the trunk lid. As you can see mine is pretty rusty but just get some form of penetrating fluid (WD-40) and it should be no problem.



With those removed you can now work your way down the spoiler. Remove the 2 (1 on each side) 10mil plastic covers. They look like this.



Once those are removed you will notice that the bottom of the trunk lid has 4 holes at the edge of it. Look into those holes and you will notice some studs and a 10 mil fastener there. Remove the fasteners from the studs.

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Sorry my camera just would not focus on the thing correctly.



Anyways what i did was i cracked all the bolts loose until i could turn them without having to use the wrench. Once i did that i positioned the trunk to a more level position as if one of the fasteners were to come off of the socket it would more then likely get stuck somewhere in your trunk lid and you do not want that to happen.





So now all the hardware is removed.. Now what?

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Well i noticed that when i removed all the hardware my passenger side tip of the spoiler was already starting to lift off.



So i gently but firmly pulled up on the spoiler and it popped off.



Its the exact same procedure for the other side of the spoiler.



The hardest part of this removal is removing the spoiler lower section off of some pressure fittings that toyota put there. With enough gentle force you should be able to pop them off of the pressure fitting. No need to rush this.



Once that is off of the pressure fitting you are done! YAY!!!


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At this point i highly suggest that you clean the area where the spoiler sat as with most of our cars, the spoiler has probably never been taken off in its lifetime..

Before



After




Now you ask why remove the spoiler? To install a Aeroware spoiler!

When people say the 3 piece spoiler for the 91-93 cars its actually a 4 piece system. Your spoiler currently looks like this and what you need to do now is separate the two halves from each other.



To separate the two halves from each other flip the spoiler upside down to expose The 8 screws that you have to remove (4 on each side or leg of the wing/spoiler)




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same way i took off mines. for all that residue i had a small bottle of goo gone( $1 from dollar tree or any auto parts store). then i began to spray some wd40 for cleaning. then a little 2000 grit wetsanding and a good polishing compound with oribital buffer. took out most of the impression left on the 91-93 spoiler
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Yeah it is pretty straight forward, easier then i thought it would be.

Once you take 8 bolts then the two halves should separate

This is the spoiler piece that attaches to the trunk lid



This is the actual Aeroware rear spoiler flipped upside down.



Now we begin to install the Aeroware spoiler!

Now place your Aeroware spoiler on the plate that mounts onto the trunk and we can get started.

We first have to start by replacing the old probably rusty screws that toyota used and replace them with some graded rust resistant screws provided by the seller.



Now we have to first install one single screw to line on both sides of the wing and this single screw is crucial to line the whole wing assembly.

**** Special note please DO NOT use any power tools for this install!***

Install the one screw on each side to line everything up and tighten it down but not fully. You just want a good portion of the screw threaded in but not torqued down.




This is the fitment after just installing the one screw and its great! Spot on fitment that will only get better.



Now this is the sequence in installing and
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Now this is the sequence in installing the bolts, its a mirror image on the other side of the wing. The reasonw hy you want to do it in this sequence is because you are tighting up the actual wing and pulling it more towards the plate that attaches to the trunk lid. If you did it any other way you are risking cracking something and or stressing out the thread inserts.



Once you install all the bolts you are done installing the wing on the trunk mounting plate. Now its time to install the spoiler back onto your car which is the exact opposite to how you took it off in the first place.

You go from this



To this!



The following are fitment pictures. I have to say it fits like the oem does!



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Stock spoiler height



Aeroware spoiler height

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Great pictures. So, looks like you put back the OEM spoiler. lol jk.
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Great pictures. So, looks like you put back the OEM spoiler. lol jk.
Wait what? Lol
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Nice job, looks like you just took care of all of the guess work for me and a few other people buying this sweet spoiler.
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Do you not reseal the spoiler ? I had an issue with my stock spoiler where water got into the trunk and ruined my ECU, and I had to seal it with this plumbers putty type stuff, but it looks bad.
Is resealing not a common thing when putting spoilers on ?
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Do you not reseal the spoiler ? I had an issue with my stock spoiler where water got into the trunk and ruined my ECU, and I had to seal it with this plumbers putty type stuff, but it looks bad.
Is resealing not a common thing when putting spoilers on ?
In all honesty it doesnt rain all that much here in California, maybe a little under 2 weeks of rain total for the year. As of right now i haven't noticed that the trunk leaks but it would be a good idea to get the seals from toyota.

Here are some part #'s that i found doing a quick search on the board.

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All but one small corner piece is still available. Here are your numbers. Youcan get pricing and order from our site. lithiatoyotaparts.com

76899-17010 x 1
90999-91056 x 4
76881-17010 x 1
90999-91055 x 3
90999-91054 x 6
76843-17011 x 1
76844-17010 x 1
90540-06032 x 6

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I will be using this next weekend to replace my spoiler. Thank you so much for the write up.

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Great writeup, thanks Tuner429!
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Thanks for showing the hardware used holding this spoiler down. My car came with only 4 nuts holding it down and I needed a picture showing what the others looked like.
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