GM Prizm/Nova 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Headliner

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1985-92
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the following:
    1. Sunshades
    2.  
    3. Assist handles.
    4.  
    5. Dome lamp
    6.  
    7. Reading lamp and sunroof control assembly
    8.  
    9. Rearview mirror
    10.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the quarter window molding.
  6.  
  7. Remove the following interior garnish moldings:
    1. Windshield pillar
    2.  
    3. Side roof moldings
    4.  
    5. Front and rear roof moldings
    6.  

  8.  
  9. Remove the fabric trim molding from sun roof opening (pull off, if so equipped).
  10.  
  11. Remove the headlining.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the headlining, securing with 4 perimeter moldings.
  2.  
  3. Install the quarter window molding.
  4.  
  5. Install the windshield pillar molding.
  6.  
  7. Install the fabric trim molding to sun roof opening.
  8.  
  9. Install the following:
    1. Sunshades
    2.  
    3. Assist handles
    4.  
    5. Dome lamp
    6.  
    7. Reading lamp and sunroof control assembly
    8.  
    9. Rearview mirror
    10.  

  10.  

1993

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the inside rearview mirror bezel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 screws and the inside rearview mirror.
  6.  
  7. Remove 2 screws from each sunshade and sunshades from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove 1 screw from each sunshade inner support and supports from the vehicle. Gently pry each A-pillar trim panel loose and remove panels from the vehicle. Gently pry each B-pillar lower trim panel loose and remove panels from the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Remove 1 bolt from each front seat belt upper guide loop anchor. Gently pry each B-pillar upper trim panel loose and remove panels from the vehicle. Gently pry each C-pillar trim panel loose and set panels aside. Open screw cover on each assist grip, remove 2 screws from each grip, and remove grips from the vehicle (if equipped).
  12.  
  13. Remove 1 screw from each coat hanger, and remove the hangers from vehicle (if equipped). Gently pry dome lamp lens loose and remove.
  14.  
  15. Remove 2 screws and dome lamp from vehicle, disconnecting the electrical connector.
  16.  
  17. Remove 1 screw and gently pry bezel from power sunroof switch (if equipped).
  18.  
  19. Remove 1 screw and power sunroof switch from the vehicle, disconnecting the electrical connector (if equipped).
  20.  
  21. Remove 2 screws and headlining rear trim from the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Remove the headlining from the vehicle (the headlining is attached to the roof with hook and loop fasteners).
  24.  

To install:
  1. Install headlining to the vehicle; secure hook and loop fasteners.
  2.  
  3. Install headlining rear trim to the vehicle; secure with 2 screws.
  4.  
  5. Install the power sunroof switch electrical connector (if equipped).
  6.  
  7. Install the power sunroof switch to the roof (if equipped); secure with 1 screw.
  8.  
  9. Install bezel to power sunroof switch (if equipped); secure with 1 screw.
  10.  
  11. Install the dome lamp electrical connector.
  12.  
  13. Install the dome lamp to the vehicle; secure with 2 screws.
  14.  
  15. Install the lens to the dome lamp.
  16.  
  17. Install the coat hangers to the vehicle; secure each with 1 screw.
  18.  
  19. Install the assist grips to the vehicle (if equipped); secure each with 2 screws; close screw covers.
  20.  
  21. Install C-pillar trim panels.
  22.  
  23. Install B-pillar upper trim panels to the vehicle.
  24.  
  25. Install the front seat belt upper anchor to B-pillar; secure each with 1 bolt.
  26.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Headlining assembly - 1993 Prizm

 
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