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Headliner Removal/Installation

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • When removing components, use the trim tools or equivalent.
  • Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
  • RHD model is shown; LHD model is symmetrical.
  1. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure, then wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
  1. Remove these items:
  1. Remove the roof wire harness (A) by detaching the harness clips (B, C, D) and disconnect the roof wire harness connector (E) from the driver's side front pillar.

  1. Remove the antenna lead (A) by detaching the harness clips (B) and disconnect the antenna lead connector (C) from the passenger's side front pillar.

  1. Disconnect the tailgate sub lead connectors (A, B) by detaching the harness clips (C, D).

  1. Lower the headliner (A).
    Remove the front door inner seals (B), rear door inner seals (C), and tailgate weatherstrip (D) from each roof portion.
    Release the clips (E, F) from the headliner.
    Lower the headliner.
With child seat tether anchor model
With ultra sonic sensor model
Without child seat tether anchor and ultra sonic sensor model

  1. With the help of an assistant, pull the headliner (A) out through the tailgate opening. Do not bend the headliner. Bending the headliner will crease and damage it.

  1. For some model: Remove the screws, and release the hooks (A), then remove the retractor cover bracket (B) and retractor cover (C) from the headliner (D).

  1. Remove the cushion tapes, then remove the roof wire harness (A) and antenna lead (B) from the headliner (C).
RHD model
LHD model

  1. Without side curtain airbags: If necessary, detach the hooks, then remove the front roof side pad (A).

  1. Without side curtain airbags: If necessary, remove the hooks and screws, and remove the center roof side pad (A) with a glove rail bracket (B), then release the hooks (C) and remove the bracket from the pad.

  1. With side curtain airbags: If necessary, remove the grab handle bracket mounting bolts (A) and the side curtain airbag mounting screw (B), then remove the grab handle bracket (C) from each side by releasing the hooks (D).

  1. Install the headliner in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect removed pieces and replace them if they have any of these types of damage:
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      Any crease or tears in the headliner (A)
      Any cracks or breakages in the grab handle (B)
      Any damages around the grab handle holes (C) or sunvisor holes in the headliner
      Any cracks in the sunvisor stay base (D)
      Any bends or cracks in the sunvisor stay shaft (E)
      Any cracks in the sunvisor base (F)
      Any cracks or breakages in the vanity mirror base (G)
      Any clip bases (H) which have come off the headliner
    • When installing the grab handle, push on the handle against the bracket (I) until the clips (J) snap into place securely.
    • Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.
    • Replace the removed cushion tape with new ones.
    • Check that both sides of the headliner are securely attached to the trim.
    • When reinstalling the headliner through the tailgate opening, be careful not to fold or bend it. Also, be careful not to scratch the body.
Grab handle