Download 2019 Acura RDX Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate Installation Instructions – 1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 2. Remove the cargo floor board. 3. Remove the four tie-down hooks. 4. Remove the left and right cargo strips. 5. Remove the cargo bin. 6. Remove the rear panel lining. 7. Remove the two bolts. Loosen the bolt, and turn the left bracket as shown. 8. Fold down the left rear seat-back. 9. Gently pull the inner handle on the left rear side trim panel, and use a small flat-tip screwdriver wrapped with a shop towel to remove the inner handle cap.
10. Remove the two screws from the left rear side trim panel. 11. Pull away the door opening seal and weatherstrip from around the left rear side trim panel. Remove the trim panel. 12. Release the cable from the left rear side trim panel, then remove the inner handle. 13. Pull away the door opening seal and weatherstrip from around the left quarter pillar trim. 14. Using a rubber mallet wrapped with a shop towel, lightly tap the area marked SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG on the left quarter pillar trim to push in the clip. NOTE: Make sure to strike the area perpendicular to the vehicle.