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Service Bulletin 09-032

Applies To: 2009 Fit – From VIN JHMGE8...9S000001 thru JHMGE8...9S029650 December 15, 2009

Front Armrest Is Cracked


(Supersedes 09-032, dated May 20, 2009, to revise the information marked by the black bars)

REVISION SUMMARY REPAIR PROCEDURE


Under WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION, the 1. Remove the screw from the inner handle.
operation numbers and descriptions were changed.

SYMPTOM INNER HANDLE

One or both front armrests are cracked, or its surface is


uneven.

PROBABLE CAUSE
There is too much pressure from the driver’s or
passenger’s elbow.

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Replace one or both front door panels.

PARTS INFORMATION 2. Using a flat-tip screwdriver wrapped with protective


Left Front Door Panel (Kirabi black): tape, push up on the hooks while pulling out on the
grip cover to remove it.
P/N 83580-TK6-A02ZA, H/C 9194937
Left Front Door Panel (Kirabi gray): POWER WINDOW
P/N 83580-TK6-A02ZB, H/C 9194945 SWITCH PANEL
Right Front Door Panel (Kirabi black):
P/N 83530-TK6-A02ZA, H/C 9194911
Right Front Door Panel (Kirabi gray):
P/N 83530-TK6-A02ZB, H/C 9194929

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION


In warranty: The normal warranty applies.
GRIP
OP# Description FRT COVER
8431A6 Power window switch panel, left front 0.3 HOOKS
door - replace
8441A6 Power window switch panel, right front 0.3
door - replace

Failed Part: P/N 83580-TK6-A02ZA


H/C 9194937
Defect Code: 01801
Symptom Code: 02602
Skill Level: Repair Technician
Out of warranty: Any repair performed after warranty
expiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration by
the District Parts and Service Manager or your Zone
Office. You must request consideration, and get a
decision, before starting work.

© 2009 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – All Rights Reserved ATB 41488-43136 (0912) 1 of 2
CUSTOMER INFORMATION: The information in this bulletin is intended for use only by skilled technicians who have the proper tools, equipment,
and training to correctly and safely maintain your vehicle. These procedures should not be attempted by “do-it-yourselfers,” and you should not assume
this bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle has the condition described. To determine whether this information applies, contact an
authorized Honda automobile dealer.
3. Disconnect the power window switch connector, 6. Remove the door panel while pulling the inner
and remove the screw from the grip base. handle out through the hole in the door panel.

GRIP BASE

INNER
HANDLE

DOOR
PANEL

POWER WINDOW
SWITCH CONNECTOR

4. Pull the inner handle forward and outward partway


to release the hooks.

7. Remove the screws from the switch panel, and


remove the switch panel from the door panel.
8. Reinstall the switch panel on the new door panel.
9. Install the new door panel in the reverse order of
removal.
INNER
HANDLE 10. If needed, repeat steps 1 thru 9 for the other front
door panel.

HOOKS

5. Using a trim pad remover, start at the bottom of the


door panel and release the clips. Then release the
upper clips, and lift the door panel up and off the
door.
DOOR
PANEL

TRIM PAD REMOVER


(Commercially available)

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