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Well, I was wanting to change my headliner. I talked to the person who sold me the car. She informed me that all of the mechanics/tech guys said it would be best if I didn't do it my self. It would take hours, especially if you have the hatch back, and with the side air bags (in the headliner).
They said that I could take it to an upholstery shop and see if they could or would be willing to do it. I was also informed that the air bags are attached to the headliner.

Looks like I will find a different way of changing the headliner with out removing it. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Sincerly,
Chelsea
 

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Did that Fit have the rear strut bar mounted on the ceiling???
 

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I was going to tackle this project but just dont have the time. My dealership gave me the printed instructions on how to remove it, and offered to help, but I don't have time to tear my car apart right now. Maybe if I ever take some vacation time and don't leave the country for it haha
 

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I was going to tackle this project but just dont have the time. My dealership gave me the printed instructions on how to remove it, and offered to help, but I don't have time to tear my car apart right now. Maybe if I ever take some vacation time and don't leave the country for it haha
Hmm... Maybe what I could do is go and buy the car repair manual. That might have the detailed instructions on how to do it. They seemed pretty strong against me doing it.
 

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Just ask the dealership for you rather than going out to spend $ on it.
Good point. I'll try asking again. Even though it seems like they won't.
Maybe I'll try another nissan dealer if they don't do it.
 

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Some dealerships are willing to work with you more than others are. And a lot of them it seems tend to frown upon the modifying/tuning community.
 

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Some dealerships are willing to work with you more than others are. And a lot of them it seems tend to frown upon the modifying/tuning community.
:rolleyes: That probably explains why they gave me the run around. I'll go try a different dealer and hope I get better results. :)
 

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Airbags are not attached to the headliner.
You need to remove all the vertical panels that meet the headliner before you can take it down.
I removed mine when I did my sound-deadening along with compass/temp mirror and bluetooth microphone wiring.
It was'nt a piece of cake, but not impossible either.
Be sure to dis-connect the battery before you begin to be safe with the pillar air bags.
 

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Airbags are not attached to the headliner.
You need to remove all the vertical panels that meet the headliner before you can take it down.
I removed mine when I did my sound-deadening along with compass/temp mirror and bluetooth microphone wiring.
It was'nt a piece of cake, but not impossible either.
Be sure to dis-connect the battery before you begin to be safe with the pillar air bags.
So then, it's safe to say that my dealership fed me a line of B.S?
Geez. Looks like I'll use them for my warrenty repairs only, if they can't be honest with me. :banghead:
 

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Thought I should add to this thread that I removed the headliner and it took about 2 hours of work. Id reccomend having a helper for the final removal out of the car.
 

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Well, I was wanting to change my headliner. I talked to the person who sold me the car. She informed me that all of the mechanics/tech guys said it would be best if I didn't do it my self. It would take hours, especially if you have the hatch back, and with the side air bags (in the headliner).
They said that I could take it to an upholstery shop and see if they could or would be willing to do it. I was also informed that the air bags are attached to the headliner.

Looks like I will find a different way of changing the headliner with out removing it. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Sincerly,
Chelsea
I have removed the headliner in a hatch. The air bags are not attached tot he headliner. I painted my own. However, it is incredibly difficult to remove and get back in. But yes it does take hours, I think it took me around 8 hours to get mine out, paint it, let it dry for an hour, and put it back in.
 

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I watched @athikerguy4life youtube channel so removing the front and center pillars will be no problem, but if anyone has some more precise advice for removing the rear pillars in the HB I would seriously appreciate it! I hate asking my dealership for advice... they always deter me from mods and I went to another which gave me bad info...
 

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I have removed the headliner in a hatch. The air bags are not attached tot he headliner. I painted my own. However, it is incredibly difficult to remove and get back in. But yes it does take hours, I think it took me around 8 hours to get mine out, paint it, let it dry for an hour, and put it back in.
I have no doubt it took that long. I finally stopped listening to the dealership on some of the answers they had for my questions. Not sure when, but I am going to tackle this project. :D
 
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