how to remove roof liner on lexus is200
Steps on how to remove roof liner on lexus is200
Make a list of all the accessories that are attached to the vehicle’s ceiling and aid in the retention of the headliner fabric and board. These will most likely include sun visors, grab handles, clothes hooks, interior lights, speakers, sunglass holders, and upper seat belt covers, depending on the vehicle.
visor for the sun
Sun visors are among the items that must be removed. | Rich Ellis
compartment for overhead storage
Overhead storage compartments, such as this one, must usually be removed as well. Rich Ellis’s
2 Unscrew the bolts holding the accessory to the ceiling with the appropriate-sized Allen or hex wrench or screwdriver. You may need to gently pry off a small plastic cover that hides the bolt head first. Repeat for the remaining accessories.
handle on the ceiling
Fasteners on overhead accessories are typically hidden. Rich Ellis’s
fasteners visible on the overhead handle
The fasteners will be visible once the cover pieces have been pried off. | Rich Ellis
To make it easier to remove the plastic trim panels that hold the headliner in place without damaging the trim, use a specialised trim removal tool or kit.
Remove any plastic trim panels that run along the front, back, and sides of the vehicle’s ceiling and aid in the retention of the headliner. Plastic clips that pop out when gently pried can be used to secure these trim panels. It may not be necessary to completely remove the trim panel in some cases if it can be pried apart just enough to free the headliner.
Look for a seam or an opening along the vehicle’s edge where the headliner board meets the vehicle’s edge.
Begin by grasping the board on one side or in one corner of the vehicle and gently pulling down on it, being careful not to bend the board. Working down one side of the vehicle, continue to loosen the board.
Consider having a helper present on this job to assist you in removing the headliner without damaging it.
Once the board is completely free, remove it from the vehicle using either the hatchback or a side door.
The fabric on the headliner board can now be assessed for repair or replacement.
If you’re replacing the headliner, simply reverse these steps once you’ve found a suitable replacement or repaired it. This is a relatively simple job that can dramatically improve the appearance of your vehicle.
Have you ever replaced a vehicle’s headliner? Please share your experience in the comments.