Headlining - removal and refitting

Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models
1 On Saloons, remove the rear seat back.

2 Loosen the upper screws of all the pillar trim panels touching the headlining.

3 Prise off the covers and remove the screws from the passenger grab handles. Withdraw the grab handles. Similarly, prise off the blanking covers and remove the headlining securing screws from the driver’s position.

4 Disconnect the battery negative lead, then prise the courtesy light(s) from the headlining or overhead console. Disconnect the wiring and remove the courtesy light(s).

5 Where applicable, remove the two securing screws and withdraw the overhead console.

6 Remove the sunroof (where fitted). The headlining is folded around the sunroof aperture flange and is held in place with adhesive tape and a moulding which must be removed.

7 Support the headlining, then remove the screws and withdraw the sun visors and clips.

Where applicable, disconnect the wiring from the vanity mirror lamp.

8 On Estate models, remove the two plastic fasteners from the headlining between the rear door and tailgate pillars.

9 Remove the two plastic fasteners from the rear of the headlining, and withdraw the headlining through the luggage compartment.

10 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

P100 models
11 Loosen the front pillar trim panel upper securing screws.

12 Prise off the covers and remove the screws from the passenger grab handle.

Withdraw the grab handle.

13 Prise off the blanking cover and remove the headlining securing screw from the driver’s side.

14 Disconnect the battery negative lead, then prise the courtesy light from the headlining.

Disconnect the wiring and remove the courtesy light.

15 Support the headlining, then remove the screws and withdraw the sun visors and clips.

16 Remove the blanking covers, and the three securing screws from the rear of the headlining, then withdraw the headlining through one of the door apertures.

17 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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