Audi Coupe Headlining Removal

15 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Audi Coupe Headlining Removal
Audi Coupe

How to replace the headlining on an Audi (B3)

This is/was my 1st at a headlining re-trim, so could been a complete disaster, but turned out too bad.

I found a few where people had posted how to guides, and various hints, but no out out so here goes !

I decided the time had come to replace my as it was sagging in places, had completely from the drivers side corner ( a previous attempt at had failed), and more importantly, the car had outside for over a year I bought it) with a missing so the headlining was also mouldy !

1. Remove rear trim in place with 4 screws)

Step 2. Use a flat bladed driver to prise the sun visor off (carefully, this plastic is now the part of 20 years old).

3. Unscrew screws remove (note on the passenger side, you to unclip the wires for the mirror – on my car, it was easier to do from the sunroof opening please see Step 6)

Step 4. Use a bladed screw driver to the sun visor hinge clip off this plastic is now the best of 20 years old).

Step 5. screws remove visor

6. Remove Sunroof switch unplug wire connector On my car, both brackets broken, but there is a metal clip on each side of the edge of the panel – gently pull the front and it should release.

Step 7. The grab handels are all with the same procedure. Use a screw driver or similar (I my corkscrew on my pen knife very to remove the 2 covers from handle.

Step 8. Remove remove handle (remembering to the courtesy light connector on the handles)

Step 9. Remove light by pulling down on the side of the lamp

Step 10. a 17mm swan neck remove the rear seat

Step 11. Once the bolt is move the bolster forward the 2 screw circled

Step 12. the screw that is under the belt with a small cross head screwdriver (I a cross head on a ratchet is worked better)

Step 13. Once the screw is lift slightly to clear the shelf support, and then out in an ark shape (there are plastic going under the C-Pillar

Step 14. Don’t pull too far removing the speaker wires !

15. Remove the screw cover at the of the B-pillar next to the lower belt mount

Step 16. the stainless screw on the B-pillar the rear door card the B-pillar plastic trim

17. Lift the rear door car up out (do not pull it straight off, or you break the plastic lugs)

Step 18. Now remove the 2 cross screws that are holding the plastic trim on

Step 19. the trim panel a gentle out away from the door and then slide down the (there are plastic clips at the top slide into another

Step 20. Once clear of the just lower so it is out of the way

Step 22. You can now pull the A-pillar C-pillar trims away

The back of car will now look like a has gone off. but we’re there !

Step 23. Use a flat screw driver to carefully go the trim around the sun roof the roof away from the (there are 2 clips on each side, and 4 clips on the long BE CAREFULL – once you done about half of the roof lining will drop. (there is a large pad between the sun roof the back of the car is supposed to stick the lining to the – on my car though, this was no sticky, so the lining just away – you might to gently prise the lining off if sticky pad is still sticky)

Step 24. Remove roof from car

Step 25 – trim removal. Slide the sun back so that you can just see the edge. Now sit on the gear stick/hand looking backwards at the sun roof

There are 2 clips (one one right) that need to be open with a flat screwdriver while you push the panel back slightly.

Once both are free, the trim panel just far enough that the clips are of the studs

Step 26. Now close the sun put into the tilt position. The panel should now just out of the sunroof (backwards), and your with a very bare roof !

Step 27. Turn the sun trim panel over back edges

Step 28. the cloth off the sun roof

Step 34. a wire brush to remove the old

Step 35. I then used on an old rag to remove any sticky residue from the foam/old glue

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