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Old 02-16-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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taking the headliner out of car

i know how to take it down.. but how the hell does it fit through the doors without bending it?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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it doesnt to get it out you have to pull either the windsheild or the back glass, why do you want it out anyways? just curious
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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it doesnt to get it out you have to pull either the windsheild or the back glass, why do you want it out anyways? just curious
got a friend who does custom interior work.. he was gonna hook me up and wrap it in suede for nothing.. are you sure the windshield or back glass needs to be pulled to take it out??

hes done plenty of headliners and i never heard of glass needing to be pulled.. haha
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Service Information Related Documents Global Labor Time Guide: Headlining Trim Panel Area Waterleak Repair Global Labor Time Guide: Headlining Trim Panel Replacement
2010 Chevrolet Camaro | Camaro VIN F Service Manual | Body Hardware and Trim | Floor Coverings and Headlinings | Repair Instructions | Document ID: 2206856
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Headlining Trim Panel Replacement



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Warning: Do not attempt to repair or alter the head impact energy-absorbing material glued to the headliner or to the garnish trims. If the material is damaged, replace the headliner and/or the garnish trim. Failure to do so could result in personal injury.

Caution: Use care when working around the head curtain inflator module. Sharp tools may puncture the curtain airbag. If the head curtain inflator module is damaged in any way, it must be replaced.

Caution: If a vehicle is equipped with a head curtain inflator module ensure that the inflator module and tether are undamaged. If tether or curtain airbag are damaged in any way, they must be replaced.

Preliminary Procedures
Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Remove the windshield side garnish moldings. Refer to Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement.
Remove the sunshade assemblies. Refer to Sunshade Replacement.
Remove the sunshade support. Refer to Sunshade Support Replacement.
Remove the overhead console assembly. Refer to Roof Console Replacement.
Remove the coat hooks. Refer to Coat Hook Replacement.
Remove the rear quarter trim panel. Refer to Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement.
Remove the front seat. Refer to Driver or Passenger Seat Replacement
Move the driver seat fully forward and recline.

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Headliner Trim Panel Retainer

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Headliner Trim Panel Assembly

Procedure
Prior to removal, note routing of wire harness to aid in assembly and to ensure proper installation.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Removal and installation of the headliner must be completed through the right front door opening with the aid of an assistant to prevent kinking or damage to the headliner.
Tip
When installing a new headliner, tape any unused connector to the headliner with a high adhesive tape.

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Old 02-16-2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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That one step for removing the seat is for the passenger seat. And you don't ever want to remove a factory installed window unless you absolutely have to. Usually the glass guy chips the hell out of the paint around the window opening under the moulding
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:12 PM   #7
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doesnt look to hard.. may be a weekend job when it gets a little warmer out..
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:06 PM   #8
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It wont fit out at an angle through the door? Maybe even just slight bending it to make it curve a little bit?
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #9
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It wont fit out at an angle through the door? Maybe even just slight bending it to make it curve a little bit?
it will if i take the passenger seat out.. otherwise its gonna bend and get messed up..
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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Yep, it will not make the turn out the door.. Also the wiring harness for the center console is glued along the front edge of the headliner.(Second Picture) Also has all sorts of plastic ice cube trays glued to the under side of the headliner as spacers, which makes the headliner quite stiff. Might get it out if you removed the front seats and the door ! jk on the last statement!

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #11
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Also has all sorts of plastic ice cube trays glued to the under side of the headliner as spacers.
Those are the "head impact energy-absorbing material". Make sure you don't alter them.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #12
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That one step for removing the seat is for the passenger seat. And you don't ever want to remove a factory installed window unless you absolutely have to. Usually the glass guy chips the hell out of the paint around the window opening under the moulding
what glass guy do you use? i would be looking else where if they chip your paint
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:11 AM   #13
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iv replaced headliners before but this one looks tricky.... a friend of mine who works at a local chevy parts department told me if you take the passenger seat out the headliner may come out, but its not 100% that it will.. this may be a project i dont wanna try.. haha
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #14
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I tried to remove it when I was deleting the shark fin, but ended up working around it since I couldn't handle the headliner by myself without kinking it. It seemed to be too big to come out the door opening no matter what angle I had it at.
The service manual stated to remove the passenger seat, recline the drivers seat, and with an assistant remove the head liner. I imagine you would have to bend the headliner some to get it out
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New solution... Remove the seats, mask up everything you dont want to get spray adhesive on, and have your guy cover the headliner while its still in the camaro! Sorry best solution I could come up with!
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:10 PM   #16
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I tried to remove it when I was deleting the shark fin, but ended up working around it since I couldn't handle the headliner by myself without kinking it. It seemed to be too big to come out the door opening no matter what angle I had it at.
The service manual stated to remove the passenger seat, recline the drivers seat, and with an assistant remove the head liner. I imagine you would have to bend the headliner some to get it out
yeah i read the same thing in the service manual.. i still dont see how its gonna come out even with the passenger removed, but i guess its possible if thats how they say to do it in the service manual.. i know this much.. the headliner was put in the car at the factory when the windshield was out..
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New solution... Remove the seats, mask up everything you dont want to get spray adhesive on, and have your guy cover the headliner while its still in the camaro! Sorry best solution I could come up with!
thats not gonna work.. you need it out of the car to wrap it right.. i may end up just not doing it.. my friends coming by tommorow morning to see if the headliner will come out with the passenger seat out.. ill keep you all posted..
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #18
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can anybody post the proceedure to get it down at least? , I have a couple dingsin my roof and I need to get mine down for the paintless repair guy to get to them. thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:32 PM   #19
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can anybody post the proceedure to get it down at least? , I have a couple dingsin my roof and I need to get mine down for the paintless repair guy to get to them. thanks
taking it down is easy.. search the forum, theres a thread on how to do it.. its taking it out of the car thats very hard..
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This is what i do for a living i repair cars/ build them. The only way you can get it out w/o damaging it is removing either the front or back glass, your best bet is the front glass or i suppose you can fold it up and pull it out that way. But if someone did this the way the manual says to i would like to see a full post on how they did it and with out damaging it
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #21
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This is what i do for a living i repair cars/ build them. The only way you can get it out w/o damaging it is removing either the front or back glass, your best bet is the front glass or i suppose you can fold it up and pull it out that way. But if someone did this the way the manual says to i would like to see a full post on how they did it and with out damaging it
what proof do you have that the headliner wont come like the manual says? did you try it by the manual? i myself dont see it coming out, even with the front seats out.. i dont see how it will even make the turn to pull out the door..
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what proof do you have that the headliner wont come like the manual says? did you try it by the manual? i myself dont see it coming out, even with the front seats out.. i dont see how it will even make the turn to pull out the door..
^^^ like i said i do it for a living of course i have tried thats why i say that it wont work or i couldnt get it work and had never heard of anyone making it work with out damaging it. Pull the windshield and just pull through the opening.
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^^^ like i said i do it for a living of course i have tried thats why i say that it wont work or i couldnt get it work and had never heard of anyone making it work with out damaging it. Pull the windshield and just pull through the opening.
did you take the passenger seat out? thats what the manual says to do..? but even with it out, i dont see how its gonna fit though the door.. haha
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......i have tried it by the book and couldnt get it out without damaging the headliner, i got tired of trying and finally had the glass guy pull the windshield
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......i have tried it by the book and couldnt get it out without damaging the headliner, i got tired of trying and finally had the glass guy pull the windshield
so when you did it by the manual and took the passenger seat out and put the drivers seat all the down, the headliner didnt come out at all?
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