Has anyone removed thier headliner? Wondering how hard it would be to do?
Windshield replacement is "free" in my state provided it's damaged (this can be subjective from past experience) and one has comprehensive coverage.Nah. In a way i wish I did. That would make life easier.
I'm worried about that as well. Also when it's fully covered and being put back into the vehicle. I've read that it comes out and goes in through the rear passenger door.I can't see how they get it out without removing the windshield. I'd think going through a door would bend the cardboard or whatever they use for headliners.
How long did it take you to do the whole process?Not soo bad took mine out of the rear passenger door with the front seat fully reclined. The hardest part was putting it back in. The "oh $h!+" handles in the rear are such a pain to screw back in.
I did my caprice with the entire interior out and through a door that is a bit bigger and also cracked the backing where you mention. It's not a big deal as there are so many things holding up the headliner in place up front that the material just covers up and hides any crack. think it's a common occurrence.When pulling the headliner out it did make a half inch tear in the cardboard (or whatever material it is) at the front center from bending it out but I don't feel its going to be an issue. I really didn't feel like dealing with pulling the seat.
Hope that shop is careful and meticulous because I can see them F-ing-up a lot of things. I would remove the headliner and let them just apply the material then install it yourself. I ended up reupholstering the rear speak deck cover: glad I was able to. With interior trim if they mess up you wouldn't know until you take it off for other reasons years later. Like any auto repair shop it's a crap shoot.Awesome Andrew. Thanks for sharing!. From the sounds of things i am going to have a shop do it. I'm afraid I'm going to cause damage and rather have them f it up and pay for the repairs then me.
I appreciate the replies guys !
The G8 only has the handles in the back seat. There isn't one in the passenger front.If you could could you post a picture of the front passenger side grab handle mounting bracket/holes? I am having a hard time imagining how it mounts up since mine did not come with it. G8's got those right? in the front seat?
Please don't do the star light headliner mod.^^^ i bet there is alot that could go wrong. I can see myself making half of the possible mistakes : ) hey. If they do they better pay to have it fixed.
I'm actually looking at possibly doing an l.e.d. project with the headliner. But as I look at my roof. I am starting to feel that our roofs sit too low for what I was thinking. So I might bail on the whole idea. We'll see! : )