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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #540 on: 07 June 2017, 17:29:17 »
Google/youtube it.  There is a wealth of information out there.

Plus it adds to my stock price  ;D

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #541 on: 09 June 2017, 01:06:00 »

I wonder if you can Google how to Google things.
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #542 on: 11 June 2017, 20:14:08 »
I wonder if you can Google how to Google things.

Yes.  There is a video on Youtube how to do it. 

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #543 on: 13 June 2017, 01:00:58 »
Yes.  There is a video on Youtube how to do it.

But if you can do it in the first place do you really need a video on how to do it?
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #544 on: 13 June 2017, 08:45:53 »
But if you can do it in the first place do you really need a video on how to do it?

You?  YES!

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #545 on: 13 June 2017, 16:15:09 »
You know what I can't find on Youtube or ANYWHERE else?  How to take the damn headliner off my car so I can remove the sunroof shade/cover thing to reupholster it properly.  My frickin' Haynes Manual doesn't even mention my car might have a sunroof.
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #546 on: 13 June 2017, 20:55:00 »
Probably need a factory service manual - FSM

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #547 on: 05 October 2017, 23:59:44 »
Probably need a factory service manual - FSM

Is there any official printer that sells to the public on new mopar stuff, ala helminc for gm and such?  #P
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #548 on: 06 October 2017, 08:59:41 »
You know what I can't find on Youtube or ANYWHERE else?  How to take the damn headliner off my car so I can remove the sunroof shade/cover thing to reupholster it properly.  My frickin' Haynes Manual doesn't even mention my car might have a sunroof.


What kind of car is it? Most newer cars require speciality tools to remove the trim clips.

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #549 on: 07 October 2017, 13:27:38 »

What kind of car is it? Most newer cars require speciality tools to remove the trim clips.

Thought it was a Pontiac

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #550 on: 07 October 2017, 15:17:30 »

What kind of car is it? Most newer cars require speciality tools to remove the trim clips.

2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi.  With sunroof, obviously.  :D
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #551 on: 07 October 2017, 21:43:07 »
I can't speak for your car specifically, but I had to drop the headliners in LOTS of cars to do 2 way radio installs for my old job.

Usually, you do it by removing the sunvisors, the grab handles, the center light, and the pinch-windlass(the plastic/rubber liner around the door openings) and often you also have to un-attach the covers over the pillars that hold up the roof. With a sunroof, you may have to remove a windlass around the sunroof opening and whatever may be attached below the headliner itself.

Essentially, it should just be a large shaped piece of cardboard with headliner material glued on. You may or may not be able to get the headliner out of the cab once you get it dropped.

Patience is a must, you'll probably need a selection of torx head screwdrivers; the plastic pillar covers usually seem to be held on with metal clips that push into slots in the pillar steel. Ie: you pull the pillar plastic VERY CAREFULLY and if the "gods" aren't angry with you, the clip should "pop" out of its slot OR it MAY come off the plastic - either way, be very careful when pulling them. Unless you got uber lucky and they attach with screws or one of the other types of plastic attachments used for those things (some you have to pull an insert out, etc.).

Essentially, you need to be curious and careful.

You know, like entering a dungeon in an old school rpg. Take a step, examine for traps. Take another step. Examine for traps.  ;)
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #552 on: 07 October 2017, 23:52:04 »
Another reason for me to hate sunroofs

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #553 on: 08 October 2017, 00:33:51 »
Yea, pretty much what Pht said.

Here is a very generic video, it's for a Saturn but most of the techniques apply to what you are doing:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RKN13KVfWaI

Here is another video for a Buick LeSabre. A similar car to the one your working on. It's just not as well done as the first video.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h8mWodZG-Jc

If you'll notice in the first video he uses this tool:

https://cdn2.tmbi.com/TFH/Step-By-Step/display/FH12MAY_PLARET_01.JPG

It's just a general clip removal tool you can get at most parts stores. There are better tools out there like these:

https://sep.yimg.com/ca/I/yourautotrim-store_2269_152556047

But they are way more expensive.  You can decide how much you want to spend.

Just remember that these videos are examples,  take your time. GM isn't as bad as Chrysler at this, but sometimes they mix clip types at the factory. So beware.  There may also be steps not covered in the videos, for example some Oldsmobiles have Velcro holding up their headliners where no other GM G type cars do.

As far as the sunroof cover goes I'm at a loss. I can't remember for the life of me how they worked on that car. Sorry. Most GM cars had a slide clip system, but I can't remember for sure on that type of car.







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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #554 on: 08 October 2017, 00:37:48 »
Another reason for me to hate sunroofs

True. But nothing, and I do mean nothing is as bad as convertibles. Especially European convertibles. I still wake up screaming some nights.

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #555 on: 08 October 2017, 00:52:03 »
I wonder if you can Google how to Google things.

Are you doing the old IT Crowd gag?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OqxLmLUT-qc

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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #556 on: 08 October 2017, 15:08:04 »
That's handy, gentlemen.  Thank you kindly.

Now I just have to find the ever elusive bitch, TIME.
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Re: The Hall Auto Repair Shop and Mopar Hall of Fame
« Reply #557 on: 08 October 2017, 20:40:33 »
True. But nothing, and I do mean nothing is as bad as convertibles. Especially European convertibles. I still wake up screaming some nights.

I have owned three convertibles in my life

1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite
1970 Dodge Challenger
1970 Dodge Coronet 500

I don't think I owned any one of them more than 6 months. 

A friend has been asking me to get one and I just can't bring myself to do it.