Download 2019 Acura RDX Rear Lower Trim Installation Instructions – If the vehicle is equipped with a spare tire, continue with step 1; otherwise, go to step 4. With Spare Tire 1. Remove the cargo floor board. 2. Remove the spare tire plug cap. 3. Remove the spare tire plug to access the spare tire hoist shaft. Lower the spare tire completely. 4. Using a pushpin, pierce the seven scribe marks on the rear bumper. NOTE: Make sure to pierce the scribe marks perpendicular to the rear bumper. 5. While wearing eye protection, drill the seven pierced marks on the rear bumper to 10 mm.
First, drill with a 3 mm drill bit, then follow with a 6 mm drill bit and 8 mm drill bit, and finish with a 10 mm drill bit. Remove any burrs. NOTE: Make sure to drill perpendicular to the rear bumper. 6. Remove the two bolts. 7. Install the rear lower trim to the rear bumper. 8. Secure the rear lower trim to the rear bumper with the seven clips A. NOTE: Do not push the clip too tightly, or it may deform the rear lower trim. Readjust the clip if necessary. 9. Secure the rear lower trim to the rear bumper with the two clips B and two new bolts.