Originally Posted by bjojwaldeck
Hadn't considered the theft angle, makes sense. Any particular trick to removing inner panels?
Theft, and installation at the factory. Installing from the back side of the sheet metal means the screw guns can't damage paint if they slip off the fastener.
Remove any screws you see. Clips are always a straight pull out from the plane of the liftgate. Typically you take a prying device that won't mark paint, and work your way around the outside edge of the panel popping clips as you go. They make plastic trim removal tools you can buy for not a lot of money, or, in a pinch I have used a screwdriver with a cloth wrapped over the end.
2001 Bonneville SSEi (retired at 365,000 Kms.)
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (yes, I know its not a GM)