Unfortunately there are no replacement headliners available for these cars. You’ll need to take your old one out, peel off the thin fabric, and fix/repair the backing where necessary.
This article is meant to document the process on replacing the headliner. The following will be done on a sunroof car
What you’ll need:
- OEM headliner backing
- New Fabric
- Spray on adhesive
- Fiberglass Kit (for cracking repairs)
Start by removing the headliner from the car. You’ll need to disconnect the connector at the front for the sunroof motor, and the large connector at the driver side rear C pillar. Carefully pull around the sunroof area, as there are 2 velcrow strips at the front, 2 at the rear, 2 at the left and 2 at the right. Chances are the velcrow will separate from the board. You’ll use a hot glue gun to reattach later.
Onto the headliner
Carefully start peeling the material from around the edges and slowly work your way around the board as shown
TAKE YOUR TIME, THIS IS A SLOW PROCESS
As you get further, you’ll need to remove the dome light and map light modules to get the fabric off, and to lay the new fabric later. The map light module just twists to remove. The dome light has L plastic pieces at the driver/pass sides of the unit that need to be pulled in gently. One of mine snapped off and will need to be repaired later. Once that is removed keep removing material
The thin material will be harder to remove around the edge of holes, and where any trim had pressure against it. Just make sure as your pulling on the old material, when you do the edges, pull from inside towards the outside edge. When you pull the material out of the holes, start from the outside of the hole and pull towards the inside of the hole. This prevents ripping of the backing
Eventually you’ll get it all off and it will look something like this
There may be a few small missing chunks, or there may be tears in your backing, don’t worry we will cover how to repair that soon
Next for any cracks, you’ll need to pick up some fiberglass resin, hardener, and cloth.
For the headliner material, the color is a beige.
I found some at hobby lobby
58″wide x 2 yards (6ft) – $20