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Old 03-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Sun roof Ate My it's Headliner....

So as the title states.....my sun/moon roof ate it's own headliner. how in the world am i going to get it out of the ceiling? It's stuck pretty good, and I tried to pull it out, but with no success.

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Old 03-05-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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If you pull off the headliner on the roof you may be able to get to it. I really don't know since I've never done it before. That sucks though. I've always been afraid of what might happen if that stuff ever came loose and got eaten up in there.
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Anyone know of any other way to get the moon rook to cough up the liner? The whole headliner seems like it has been taken off at some point and then the sides glued back on. I don't feel like mucking around with the head liner if I don't have to.
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NONONON yes I have had this problem. Get in the rear seat. Pull off the interior rear 1/4 panels. Remove the hand bars. Pull down gently on the headliner making sure not to crease it. With a light you should be able to see a trailing arm for the sunroof headliner. Try to push it back in without tearing the weatherstripping. Let me know.
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Just saving you the headach. I wasn't sure before and dropped the headliner and sunroof. Spent 3 hours.
What I posted above is the easiest way.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
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So as the title states.....my sun/moon roof ate it's own headliner. how in the world am i going to get it out of the ceiling? It's stuck pretty good, and I tried to pull it out, but with no success.

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WTF?! It can do that?
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WTF?! It can do that?
Apparently if the sun roof is hungry enough.....
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NONONON yes I have had this problem. Get in the rear seat. Pull off the interior rear 1/4 panels. Remove the hand bars. Pull down gently on the headliner making sure not to crease it. With a light you should be able to see a trailing arm for the sunroof headliner. Try to push it back in without tearing the weatherstripping. Let me know.
I'll see what I can do, then I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Thanks.
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Well, the headliner has been taken off before. The back part of the headliner is siliconed on.....the guy who owned the car before me, is probably the biggest idiot ever....he used the same silicone to attach or fix things all over the car, speakers, headliner, wires>!?!?.....complete moron!

So this silicone is extremely difficult to cut through, so I don't exactly want to mess around with it again. Any other suggestions, or would I absolutely have to pull the back part of the headliner down?
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:47 PM   #10
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put you're Eye in the mouth of the beast you will see a black rail that slightly moves up move it up and with a pair of tweezers pull out your visor slide it all the way to the front and play with the switch till it locks in place good luck it is very easy
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Well, the headliner has been taken off before. The back part of the headliner is siliconed on.....the guy who owned the car before me, is probably the biggest idiot ever....he used the same silicone to attach or fix things all over the car, speakers, headliner, wires>!?!?.....complete moron!

So this silicone is extremely difficult to cut through, so I don't exactly want to mess around with it again. Any other suggestions, or would I absolutely have to pull the back part of the headliner down?
Its the only way, there is a seal around the unit. There is an arm at the end of the sunroof liner, it got over that seal and got stuck, your gonna have such a hard time puling on it and then once you get it free you ill have ripped the seal.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:41 PM   #12
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Since it was already broken and glued, dont waste your time fixing it...just replace with new one. Cheap fixes only last so long...and siliconing everything does not always work! lol
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sooo lmfaoo rip down the headliner and show the car whos boss.
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Well, I'll see about ripping the headliner off tomorrow, and if I have to, I guess I can make like the last owner, and silicone the headliner back up temporarily. lol
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