Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Headliner

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except XT Coupe

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Example of a typical headliner-SVX shown

  1. Completely open front and rear doors and lower windows all the way.
  2.  
  3. Remove the seat belt anchor bolts at the upper section of the center pillar.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear seat cushion and backrest.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front pillar and upper trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the center pillar and upper trim panel (4-Door Sedan).
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear pillar upper trim panel (Wagon).
  12.  
  13. Remove upper side of rear quarter window garnish.
  14.  
  15. Remove roof side rear trim rail.
  16.  
  17. Remove front roof side trim rail.
  18.  
  19. Remove various assist rails.
  20.  
  21. Remove sunvisor, sunvisor hook and rearview mirror.
  22.  
  23. Move front seats all the way forward and fully fold left and right backrests.
  24.  
  25. Remove interior lamp and disconnect harness.
  26.  
  27. Remove clips that hold the roof trim, being careful not to scratch the trim. It is advisable to position Clip Puller (925580000 or equivalent) on roof trim's surface so that roof trim will not be scratched.
  28.  
  29. Remove the roof trim, being careful not to break the edges during removal.
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To install:
  1. Position the roof trim in the vehicle being careful not to break the edges.
  2.  
  3. Install the clips into the roof trim. Install the interior lamp and connect the wiring harness.
  4.  
  5. Raise the front seats and slide them as far to the rear as possible.
  6.  
  7. Install the rearview mirror, sunvisor hook and the sunvisor.
  8.  
  9. Install the various assist rails.
  10.  
  11. Install the front and rear roof side trim rail.
  12.  
  13. Install upper side of rear quarter window garnish.
  14.  
  15. Install the rear pillar upper trim panel (Wagon).
  16.  
  17. Install the center pillar and upper trim panel (4-Door Sedan).
  18.  
  19. Install the front pillar and upper trim panel.
  20.  
  21. Install the rear seat cushion and backrest.
  22.  
  23. Install the seat belt anchor bolts at the upper section of the center.
  24.  
  25. Close all doors and windows.
  26.  

XT Coupe

See Figures 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the rearview mirror-XT Coupe



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the sun visor assembly-XT Coupe



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the headliner assembly through the driver's door-XT Coupe

  1. Completely open doors and windows all the way.
  2.  
  3. Fold the front seat backrest rearward.
  4.  
  5. Remove the sunroof escutcheon, (sunroof models).
  6.  
  7. Remove the clips which hold the rear trim rail, using Clip Puller (925580000 or equivalent).
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear quarter upper trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the assist rail caps using a standard screwdriver, and remove the screws which hold the assist rails.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front pillar upper trim panel.
  14.  
  15. Remove the rearview mirror cap.
  16.  

Straighten the tongues which engage with the rearview mirror stay in advance.

  1. Remove the spot and room lamp, and disconnect the harness connector.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rearview mirror.
  4.  
  5. Turn the roof clip on the passenger's side counterclockwise and remove.
  6.  
  7. Remove the coat hanger on the driver's side.
  8.  
  9. Remove the sun visor and hook.
  10.  
  11. Remove the clips which hold the trim to roof, using Clip Puller (925580000 or equivalent).
  12.  
  13. Remove the roof trim from the car body, being careful not to fold the edge section of the roof trim.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Work the panel into the vehicle through the door.
  2.  
  3. Install the roof trim to the car body, being careful not to fold edge section of roof trim.
  4.  
  5. Install the clips which hold trim to roof.
  6.  
  7. Install the hook and sun visor .
  8.  
  9. Install the coat hanger on the driver's side.
  10.  
  11. Install the roof clip on passenger's side and turn clockwise to install.
  12.  
  13. Install the rearview mirror.
  14.  
  15. Install the spot and room lamp, and connect the harness connector.
  16.  
  17. Install the rearview mirror cap.
  18.  
  19. Install the front pillar upper trim panel.
  20.  
  21. Install the assist rail caps and screws which hold assist rails.
  22.  
  23. Install the rear quarter upper trim panel.
  24.  
  25. Install the clips which hold rear trim rail.
  26.  
  27. Install the sunroof escutcheon, (sunroof models).
  28.  
  29. Raise the front seats and close the doors and windows.
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