Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Headliner

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Vehicles Without a Sunroof
  1. Remove the rear view mirror, sun visors, sun visor holders and assist grip.
  2.  
  3. Separate the lens from the interior light and remove the screws.
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  5. Disconnect the interior lamp harness coupler.
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  7. Remove the weatherstrip.
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  9. Remove the seaming welt.
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  11. Remove the front door trim with a flat prytool.
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  13. Remove the center pillar trim.
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  15. Remove the weatherstrip and fasteners, then remove the rear pillar trim.
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  17. Remove the fasteners from the roof lining.
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  19. Remove the headliner rear end plate.
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On some models, remove the plate while pushing the weatherstrip away from the end plate.

  1. Remove the rear of the roof lining by pulling it free from the corners.
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  3. Move the roof lining brace rearward and remove the front part of the roof lining.
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To install:
  1. Position the headliner in the vehicle. Install the fasteners to the roof lining.
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  3. Install the headliner rear end plate.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear pillar trim and weatherstrip.
  6.  
  7. Install the front door trim.
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  9. Install the seaming welt and weatherstrip.
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  11. Connect the interior lamp wiring and install the lens.
  12.  
  13. Install the sun visors, rear view mirror and assist grip.
  14.  

Vehicles With a Sunroof
  1. Remove the rear view mirror, sun visors, sun visor holders and assist grip.
  2.  
  3. Separate the lens from the interior light and remove the screws.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the interior lamp harness coupler and remove the interior lamp.
  6.  
  7. Remove the seaming welt from the sunroof opening.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front of the door opening seaming welts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the front pillar trims.
  12.  
  13. Remove the roof lining front lace.
  14.  
  15. Remove the rear of the door opening seaming welts.
  16.  
  17. Remove the rear pillar trim.
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  19. Remove the roof lining rear lace.
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  21. Remove the side pillar trim.
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  23. Remove the attaching screws of the roof lining side lace and remove the side lace.
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  25. Remove the fasteners at the side of the roof lining and remove the roof lining.
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To install:
  1. Position the headliner in the vehicle. Install the fasteners to the roof lining.
  2.  
  3. Install the side pillar trim and the roof lining rear lace.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear pillar trim.
  6.  
  7. Install the seaming welts and weatherstrip. Install the front pillar trims.
  8.  
  9. Connect the interior lamp wiring and install the lens.
  10.  
  11. Install the sun visors, rear view mirror and assist grip.
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