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How to Remove Headliner 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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How to Remove Headliner 14-19 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-05-03

Watch this 1A Auto tutorial on how to replace a dirty or sagging headliner in your 14-19 Chevy Silverado.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front and Rear Seats
    • If you have electric seats, wait to disconnect the battery until you have moved the seat to unbolt the seat rails
    • Disconnect the negative cable of the battery with a 10 mm socket.
    • Remove the trim piece on the end of the seat rail
    • Remove the trim piece along the side of the seat rail
    • Remove the two T50 Torx bolts at the rear of the seat rails
    • Remove the seatbelt anchor trim with a trim tool
    • Remove the T30 Torx bolt securing the seatbelt to the seat anchor
    • Slide the seat back.
    • Disconnect the battery now if you have electric seats
    • Disconnect the airbag electrical connector
    • Remove the trim piece on the front of the inner seat rail
    • Rotate the seat forward from the rear, and slide the seat rearward
    • Remove the seat
    • Repeat the steps for the other seat
    • Remove the two 15 mm bolts on each side securing the center console to the floor
    • Disconnect the two electrical connectors on the floor at the passenger side of the center console
    • Lift and remove the center console
  2. step 2 :Removing the Trim Panels
    • Pry open the bolt cover at the top of the rear pillar trim
    • Remove the 7 mm bolt at the top of the rear pillar trim
    • Pull off the panel with the handle below the rear window
    • Remove the push retainer securing the lower rear pillar trim by pressing in the center and then pulling the retainer out
    • Pull out the entire rear pillar trim
    • Pry the locking tabs to separate the upper and lower rear pillar trim
    • The gray upper half can remain in the vehicle hanging on the seatbelt
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Pry away the front door sill panel with a trim tool
    • Remove the two bolt covers at either end of the center pillar handle
    • Remove the two 10 mm handle bolts
    • Pry off the center pillar trim, starting at the top and working down
    • Slide the seatbelt through the opening to remove the panel
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Pry off the two A pillar bolt covers
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts
    • Pull the A pillar panel straight away using the handle
    • Repeat for the other side
  3. step 3 :Removing the Overhead Components
    • Pry off the trim piece where the sun visor mounts to the vehicle
    • Remove the three T15 Torx screws to remove the visor
    • If the visor has a mirror and light, remove the electrical connector
    • Pry open the hinged cover on the bottom of the sun visor retaining clip
    • Pry off the trim above the rearview mirror
    • Disconnect the rearview mirror electrical connector
    • Use a plastic fastener removal tool to pry loose the two connectors securing the wiring along the driver side A-pillar
    • Slide the wiring retainer up to remove it from the pillar
    • The wiring cannot be disconnected here but the extra slack in the wires will assist in removing the headliner
    • Remove the T15 Torx screw
    • Repeat for the other side
    • On the overhead center console, tip the glasses holder slightly to access the edge of the center panel
    • Pry the center panel out
    • Remove the two electrical connectors
    • Remove the two T10 Torx screws
    • Pull the center console straight out
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • On an overhead handle, open the two hinged bolt covers
    • Remove the two 8 mm bolts
    • Pull the handle away to free it from the retaining clips and remove it
    • Repeat for each handle
  4. step 4 :Removing the Headliner
    • Begin pulling the headliner down by prying it out from under the weather stripping at each door
    • At the front, pull up the glued wiring harnesses
    • At the center of the rear, use a panel tool to pry out the push retainer
    • Peel away the central foam to remove the rest of the wiring harness
    • Disconnect the electrical connector at the center of the headliner
    • Carefully remove the headliner
  5. step 5 :Installing the Headliner
    • Carefully bring the headliner into the vehicle
    • Arrange the headliner so that the front rests on the steering wheel or dash
    • You may use bungie cords to help support the rear while you reinstall the headliner
    • Reconnect the electrical connector at the center of the headliner
    • Secure the wiring harness with glue or tape
    • Raise up the headliner and fit it under the weather stripping at all the doors, using an assistant if able
    • In the rear, press the push retainers back into place
    • If working without an assistant, you could also replace one of the sun visor retainer screws to support the headliner while you work
    • Make sure all the weather stripping is in place overlapping the headliner
  6. step 6 :Replacing the Overhead Components
    • Replace the two T15 Torx screws behind the sun visor retaining clips
    • Close the hinged covers on the bottom of the sun visor retaining clips
    • Reconnect the rearview mirror electrical connector
    • Replace the rearview mirror trim cover
    • Slide the A-pillar wiring harness bracket back on and replace the two plastic retaining clips
    • Replace the A-pillar panel
    • Seat the weather stripping overlapping the A-pillar panel
    • Replace the two 10 mm handle bolts
    • Replace the two bolt covers
    • Repeat for the A-pillar panel on the other side
    • Reconnect the electrical connector for the upper center console
    • Push the upper center console into place
    • Replace the two T10 Torx screws securing the upper center console
    • Replace the upper center console panel
    • With an overhead handle. open the hinged bolt cover to keep the spring loaded side extended
    • Press the handle into place to secure the locking tabs
    • Replace the 8 mm bolts
    • Close the bolt covers
    • Repeat for each handle
    • With a sun visor, reconnect the electrical connector, if applicable
    • Replace the visor with the three T15 Torx Screws
    • Replace the trim piece
    • Repeat for the other side
  7. step 7 :Replacing the Center Console
    • Replace the center console
    • Reconnect the two electrical connectors on floor at the passenger side of the center console
    • Replace the two 15 mm bolts on each side to secure the center console to the floor
  8. Scenes of replacing the trim panels were filmed in sequence with another video on replacing the carpet. If you did not replace your carpet please disregard where the video mentions trimming the carpet.

    step 8 :Replacing the Trim Panels
    • Reassemble the two halves of the rear pillar trim
    • Replace the rear panel trim by aligning the pins at the top and bottom, and then pressing to lock it in
    • Using your fingers or a trim tool, pull out the weather stripping so that it overlaps the trim panel
    • Replace the push pin that secures the rear pillar panel to the rear wall
    • Replace the rear trim cover with the handle
    • Replace the 7mm screw at the top of the rear pillar trim
    • Replace the screw cover
    • Separate center pillar trim halves
    • Replace the top half of the center pillar trim making sure to align it with the seatbelt slider
    • Seat the weather stripping overlapping the panel
    • Replace the two 10 mm handle bolts, and the bolt covers
    • Replace the lower half of the center pillar trim, and seat the weather stripping overlapping it
    • Replace the rear door sill trim
    • Replace the front door sill trim pushing it forward first, then down
    • Repeat the steps on the other side
  9. step 9 :Replacing the Front and Rear Seats
    • Replace the jack bracket with the two 10 mm mounting nuts
    • Move the rear seatbelts out of the way
    • Replace the rear seat by first setting the rear hooks in the anchors and then line up the feet with the floor studs
    • Replace the two 18 mm nuts on each foot
    • Replace the passenger and driver side seat belt anchors with the 18 mm nuts
    • Torque each seatbelt anchor nut to 33 ft-lb
    • Torque each of the four seat nuts to 37 ft-lb
    • Feed the center seatbelt through the seat and secure the anchor with an 18 mm nut
    • Torque the 18 mm anchor nut to 33 ft-lb
    • Feed the seatbelt buckles back up through the seat, folding it forward as necessary
    • Replace the front seat by clipping the front of the rails into the slots on the floor first
    • Replace the air bag electrical connector
    • Slide the seat forward
    • Replace the two T50 Torx bolts at the rear of the seat rails
    • Torque the T50 bolts to 33 ft-lb
    • Replace the T30 Torx bolt to secure the seatbelt to the seat anchor
    • Torque the T30 bolt to 33 ft-lb
    • Replace the seatbelt anchor trim
    • Replace the rear outer seat rail trim
    • Replace the side seat rail trim
    • Replace the front inner seat rail trim
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable with a 10 mm socket

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Glue

    Duct Tape

    Bungee Cord

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    18mm Socket

    7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

    Plastic Fastener Remover

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T50 Socket

    T10 Torx Driver

Installation Video
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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove this headliner out of this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

We want to disconnect the battery because we are going to remove the connector for the airbag. There is an airbag in this seat. This vehicle has manual seats, so I'll disconnect the battery now. If you had electric seats, you're going to want to first position the seat forward. Remove the anchors for the seat, and then disconnect the battery. I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket and a ratchet. Loosen up the negative terminal on the battery, and disconnect it. I'm going to just slide this cable out of the way. I don't want it to accidentally hit the negative terminal on the battery.

We want to access the bolts in the rear of the seat. There's one right there we can access, but this one has a cover over it. So we'll take this off. Just grab this piece and slide this off like that. And then underneath here, we're going to have the slide this off. You might have to move the seat. I am going to move it back from the front. I'm just going to slide this out like that. This comes off. This slides forward a little bit. There's a little clip right there. All right, now I'm going to slide the seat forward.

Now we want to remove these two bolts. I'm going to use a T50 and a ratchet to loosen these up. All right, take those bolts out. Before we move the seat back, I want to disconnect the seatbelt from the seat, so I have to remove this cover right here. I'm just going to use a trim tool. Get under here, this kind of like slides up. Be careful with the plastic. There we go. So there's some clips right here. One of them broke. Sometimes that happens, but it will stay secure once we're done. I'm going to take this screw out. I'm going to use a T30 and a ratchet. Take that out and just grab this seatbelt, slide it down, and just going to back the seat up now.

Like I said before, if you have electric seats, you'd want to move it back now and then disconnect the battery before we disconnect the airbag. All right, now I'm going to disconnect the airbag on this. I'm just going to use a straight blade screwdriver. Pull the lock back. And then this connector has a little lever right here. Push down on that red tab, and then slide the lever, and that will disconnect right there. All right, before we pull the seat out, I am going to take a straight blade screwdriver. There's a little trim piece right here that has to come off, otherwise it's going to prevent you from sliding the seat out. It just slides forward like that.

There's a clip right here on this side, and then there's also one on the backside, so it's kind of hard to get that one on the backside right there. All right, so I have that all disconnected. Sometimes it's easy to come from the backside and lift the seat up. Then you're going to grab from underneath and slide it out. Now the seat is completely disconnected from the car. Now getting the seat out of the vehicle can sometimes be a challenge, so have the doors open. A lot of times the seat's pretty heavy, so you might need a helper to help you get the seat out. Just grab the seat. Be careful near the door--you don't want to scratch anything. Just close that door a little bit and then pull the seat out.

Now you can do the same with the other side. All right, I'm going to remove these two bolts I'm going to use a 15 millimeter socket extension and ratchet. There's two on this side, and two on the other side. There's two connectors under here. You could disconnect these before you took those bolts out if you want. I'll just use a straight blade screwdriver. Back the lock off, and push down on the lock tab on the connector. Disconnect that one, and then this one as well. Use a screwdriver to release the lock tab. Push down and pull the connector off. All right, now we can grab the center console. Lift it up. Just be careful not to hit the door, and slide it out.

With the seat in the up position, I'm going to take an 18 millimeter socket and ratchet, and we want to take this nut out behind here. This is for the seatbelt. Take this one off, and take this nut off. Slide this bracket up, and we can grab from up here and grab the seatbelt and slide it out of the way. Remove the seat, you actually don't have to remove this one, just slide the belt buckles through the bottom. I want to remove these four nuts--there's two on this side and two on that side. If on this side if the jack is in your way, there's supposed to be a jack right here--it's not here on this vehicle. You're going to want to pull that out.

And then I'll just take that 18 millimeter socket and ratchet and take these nuts out. So when you take the last nut out of that bracket, the seat is going to fold forward a little bit. So don't worry about that, it shouldn't fall all the way. It's just lifting up from the back side of the bracket, just be aware. Now we're going to lift it out. It's a good idea to grab a helper because this seat is very heavy. What we're going to do is fold that seat in, grab underneath, and lift up. And then we can slide it out one of the doors. All right, we can place it down. So on the back side of this seat, this is these hooks. This is why you need to lift the seat up to get those hooks out of the anchors in the vehicle.

This is where those hooks go in on both sides, one on this side, one on that side. I want to remove this bracket. I'm going to take this 10 millimeter nut off, and this one as well. Just use a 10 millimeter socket and a ratchet. Pull that nut off, you can just grab this bracket. Slide it up, pull it out of the way. I want to remove this nut over here, same on the other side. I'm going to use an 18 millimeter socket and ratchet. And I can pull the seatbelt out of the way. All right, I want to take this trim off. I'm just going to use the trim tool. Get underneath here, lift up, and pop it out. It actually pops out from the front, and then slides back like that.

So I'm going to remove this trim piece and get a trim tool. Get underneath. I can grab it from this side too, just pop it sideways. I'm just going to take a pocket screwdriver, get in underneath this little panel right there. Pull that little cover off, and I'll take a seven millimeter socket and ratchet. Take this bolt out right here. All right, this is loose. You can just slide this panel forward, take that bolt out. And I'll just grab the panel, pull it straight out. Before you pull this panel off, you're going to have to pull this one off. Just grab underneath here, pull it straight out. There's two clips that hold it in.

Take a little pocket screwdriver, push the center in just a little bit, and you should be able to pull that retainer out, just like that. And we can just grab behind this panel, and push it forward, just like that. It's a little bit tricky to pull this out, the backside there's a retainer there, a retainer there, a retainer there. These two panels separate right here, so I'm just going to slide this gray one off the black one. Just use a little pocket screwdriver underneath these tabs. Slide that out. Then I can leave this gray one here, remove the back. Now I can do the same with the other side.

All right, I want to take this panel off. I'm going to grab a trim tool, get underneath the back here. There's going to be a lock that's attached these two panels together. Once that's released, then pull it straight up and then pull it out this way. There's the clips that hold it in. There's clips on the bottom that hold it in. We're going to remove this panel, I just need a straight blade screwdriver. Get in under here, and right here. And there's two bolts, we're going to take those two bolts out. I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket extension and a ratchet. Oh, that came out. Take this one out.

The bolt is out of that handle right there, we can pull this forward. I am going to use a trim tool to get behind here, there's a push pin that's holding this in. Try with two trim tools. So this is pretty difficult to remove, I'm going to use a metal trim tool to get underneath there and try to pop this off. There we go. Pop that off, and just pull it straight forward. You can slide the seatbelt through the center there, and I'll show you on the backside these retainers. So this is the one that was giving me trouble, right up top there. And then these retainers down here, and down there. So you could separate this if you needed to, but we're just going to leave it all together and set it aside.

And now we're going to do the same with the other side. We're going to be taking the A pillar off. I need a pocket screwdriver, and there's two little covers right here. We're going to pop these off right here, and over here. Take these two bolts out with a 10 millimeter socket extension and a ratchet. Now with those bolts out, I can just grab the A pillar and just slide it out like that.

There is a clip that's held in right there. And then I'm going to do the same with the other side. Now we want to remove the visor. Just grab the front and pull that out like that. Slide it away. I'm just going to take a pocket screwdriver, get under this trim piece right here, unlatch it.

Some clips that hold it on. Slide that off there, and then you can slide that out. And then there is three screws in here. We're going to remove those three screws with a T15 on extension and a ratchet. All right, now when I'm taking the last one out, I'm going to hold the visor so it doesn't fall, and slide that out. Now if your visor had a mirror here with a light on it, then you would have a connector with some wires on it, you'd have to disconnect the corrector. But this one does not have that. And now we can do the same with the other side. I'm going to take this visor retainer off, just take a pocket screwdriver, pull that little cover back a little bit. And then we're going to take this same T15. Take this screw out. So at this point, we can leave this up here. We just needed to pull the screw out. It's going to stay attached to the headliner.

To remove this center console, I'm going to just tip this glasses holder down a little bit. I'm just going to use a pocket screwdriver and get in under here. There's a couple locks to release. Once you get two of those, you can grab it and just pull it down. See, there's the retainers that hold it in. Just disconnect these connectors right here. And I'll just use the pocket screwdriver for this one. Release that lock and slide it up.

I'm going to remove these two screws, one here and one here. I'm going to use a T10 extension and a ratchet. I'm just going to grab here and here. Pull this down just like that. To release this lock right here, there's two little fingers right there you need to push on those fingers, squeeze them together, release that, and slide it up. To remove this handle, just slide this down. I'm going to use a curved pick, get in from the top and you're going to release this cover. Flip it down, and do the same on this one. Now I can access the bolts, I'm going to use an eight millimeter socket extension and a ratchet.

All right, then I can take those bolts out. Once those are out, I can just grab the handle and pull towards the inside of the car, just like that. There's some retainers that hold it in, just like that. And there it is. And I can remove the other ones just like this one. We need to disconnect this connector right here, pull this little piece of trim off. There's the connector that connects to the mirror, just push on the connector lock and disconnect it right there. I'm just going to take a trim tool behind this wiring harness right here. There's a couple retainers right here. Be careful, there's an airbag right here, you don't want to do anything to that.

This slides up and out, just like that. So this wiring harness right here that goes down from the headliner, and it goes down underneath the instrument panel, connects up on top here. I wanted to disconnect it from down below, and then just feed the wires through. But the size of the connector down below is ridiculous. It's way too big. It's not going to fish right through this little gap right here. You're going to have to pull the dash out a little bit, which that's too much work. So we're not going to do that. Realistically, GM should have had a connector up here, or even at the base of the A pillar so that we could pull the headliner down and it wouldn't be a big deal.

I don't know why they designed it that way, so at this point I'm going to pull the headliner down. Now you can go to each door and pull the weather stripping back. This one's already pulled down, and then the same on the other side. Now this harness is glued to the headliner, so what we're going to do is just peel it off. When we go to put this harness back on, we can use some hot glue and glue it back down. Just use a straight blade screwdriver, release this connector. There we go. So just pull on these wires. Hopefully you don't rip the headliner too much, just be careful. Just like that.

Right over here, this is a push retainer holding up the back. So it's on there pretty good. I'm going to have to use a trim tool to try to get above it. You'll be able to see it a little better once it's down. There we go. See that? That's how it's connected right there. There's some foam right here, it's just for sound deadening. Just peel this back, get to the wiring harness. Get a straight blade screwdriver, get under there. And then disconnect the connector just like that. And there the wiring harness is disconnected, like I said, that could have been all avoided if there was a connector right here.

All right, I'm just going to move this wiring harness out of the way. I'll stick it over there on the mirror, just remember that's not how it goes. And then to remove the headliner, you just want to twist it. All right, so we're going to try pulling it out the passengers side. You really don't want to bend it, and you want to be careful with the edges and stuff. You don't want to scrape it up. You bend it a little bit, but ... and there we go. There's the headliner.

All right, now I'm going to slide the headliner back in. I'm going to go with the back first--try to angle it down. Slide this in position. The wires are going to have to move out of the way. So the procedure's going to be the same if you have carpet in the car, we have the carpet out of the vehicle. It's not going to make a huge difference, but you might want to take those trim pieces off, that'll help. Twist it. I'm going to tip it down in the back, and I'm going to get it past the steering wheel here. Just bend it slightly, just be careful. There we go. So that's pretty good. You could use some bungee cords if you want to hold it in a position where you can connect the connectors.

I'm going to just put a bungee cable right here. You can do that, or be creative on something to support it. Now I can pull this wire over here. We want to install the wire harness back how it went. So get it lined up. Get it in position. All right, we'll connect this connector right here. Position the wiring harness where it was. Connect this connector and position that right there. All right, so a good thing to do to resecure this wiring harness would be to use a hot glue gun, that would be the best method. We're just going to use a little bit of epoxy in different areas. Just right there, and right there. Or on top of that you could actually use some adhesive tape, some interior fabric tape.

All right, now we can lift it up. I have a partner to help hold it up. And then try to get underneath the weather stripping, the weather strip should hold it in position. The back right here, just push that and there's some push retainers right there that'll stay up in the back. I got the back part of the headliner in with the two push retainers, and then we put all the weather stripping that's holding the headliner up right now. Sometimes that's difficult, especially if you're just one person. So what you also could do is take one of the screws that goes for the sun visor. Get this one started. Use a T15. All right, so you can get that one started, and then the backs all set. And then you can put the weather strip in.

And then close those little covers. These wires came through here, otherwise you're going to have to pull the headliner down again. Just going to connect this on the mirror like that. Put this little trim cover over here--it just hides the wires. Now we're going to re-secure this wiring harness on this A pillar right there. If you disconnected the wires from down below, you're going to want to hook those up down below. Just going to take this panel, slide it down below. There's a slot that it goes into the panel down here. And then line that up, and lock it in place. The weather stripping, you need to just put something. You can use a screwdriver, I'm just using a trim tool and just peel this out. You can use your fingers too. That's good.

Now I'm going to take the two bolts and use a 10 millimeter socket and an extension. I'll get them started first. I'll use a ratchet to tighten those two bolts up. Just snug those up. I'll take these covers. Reinstall the covers just like that. And do the same for the other side. All right, want to plug this back in. This is going to go plugged in right here. Lock that in place. Line this up. And then some push tabs in the front you can lock that in. And you have two fasteners--two little screws. I'm going to use a T10 and an extension. Going to go right here, and the other one's going to go on the other side right there. Just take a ratchet and just snug them up. It is in plastic, so don't over-tighten them, just snug.

And we have this little cover, going to plug this in right there. And then plug this one in right here. Slide this cover up and lock it in place. So this handle on this side is spring-loaded, whereas this side is not. This side just moves. So what you can do is with this side, just open that. With this side, flip this little cover down, and then it'll stay like that. And then it's easier to install this. Just slide this in position. Push it up like that. And you're going to take the bolts and an eight millimeter socket and an extension. I can get this started and then I can get the other one started. Snug it. Same with this one.

Then I can just take a pick and get underneath the cover. Flip it back and lock it in place. The same with this one. Lock it in place. And I can do the same with the other one. Now take this visor, get this lined up in position. Sometimes it's easier to click it in, but I'm going to start the screw first. Just take a T15 and an extension and a screw, get one of those started. Grab another one, get this started. All right, once those are all started, you can just take the ratchet and snug them up. We can move this in this position, we'll take this little trim piece. It's going to go over that, and then click in place. We can lock it in. Now I'm going to do the same with the other side.

All right, now I'm going to take the center console, slide the pins in underneath there. That looks pretty good. Plug this connector in over here. I could have left more of a flap on the carpet here. Lock that in place. Connect this one, and lock it in place. The bolts, the two bolts on this side, and the two bolts on the other side. I'll take a 15 millimeter socket extension and a ratchet and tighten these down. So these just latch together right here and here. And just check your push clips. Make sure your push clips are in there. We'll slide this in position. So there's a little alignment pin down on the bottom--you want to line that up with the hole. And then there's an alignment pin at the top, so you want to align that up. Once those are both lined up, give it a push.

This is just going to line up down here. And the weatherstripping, we're going to use, you can use your fingers and just pull this out, or you can use a screwdriver, or a trim tool. Just take this pick tool and slide underneath the weatherstripping. And that looks good. Install this push pin right here. I'll take this cover, and go right on top. I'm just going to use a little bit of tape on my socket, just tape around the screw, and the screw won't fall. Now you can always use a little bit of grease, or you could put the tape inside the socket. There's a couple different methods. So now install the screw with a seven millimeter socket extension.

Once I get it started, I'll take the ratchet and tighten this up. Just snug it, and then pull it off. Take this cover, slide it in position, and lock it in place. I'm just going to separate these two pieces right here. I'm going to install the top part first. Slide the seatbelt through. So you're going to need to line this up with these two little tabs right here so that this mechanism actually works. So that you can slide the seatbelt up and down. So this is a little bit tricky, because while you're lining that up we can move this up and down. You have to line the rest of the panel up. Let's see, so that looks pretty good like that.

There is a little alignment tab on this part of the panel right there. So once you get that lined up, push that in. I'm going to use a pick and get around the weatherstrip. Just slide that like that. And then just check this and make sure that's working properly. And then weatherstrip on this side. Just slide this out. I'll just take a 10 millimeter socket and an extension, get these bolts started. Get this one, and then this one. Snug those down. Put these little covers on, that goes there, and then this one goes right here. And we'll take this piece and line this up. You're going to have to push it down pretty far. Just make sure the carpets in the right position.

And then pull the weatherstrip around the edges with a pick, or a screwdriver. Just do it slowly, otherwise you're going to rip the weatherstrip. Once you get it there, you should be able to bang that on just like that. Same on this side. Just like that. If you're struggling with getting the panels on because that weather stripping is giving you a hard time, you can pull the weather stripping off. I like to leave it on, and leave it in its natural shape, so that I don't disform it or anything. But if you need to, it'll be a lot easier to take the weather strip off. Take this little trim piece, this is going to slide in the back. And then just get pressed in.

Take this piece and just slide this; there's clips on the backside that go forward. Those goes in there, and then these get pushed down. Just slide this in. Press it down. Then we're going to repeat the steps on the other side for trimming the carpet, and installing the trim. This piece is going to go right here. You're going to put your jack back on there afterwards, we don't have a jack. But there is a stud right here that I need to cut a little hole in the carpet to have the stud come through. And I can take this bracket, and slide it in position.

Put a nut right there, and there's a nut that goes on this side too. We can take a 10 millimeter socket and a ratchet--tighten it down. When we go to put the back seat in, it's actually easier to have these seatbelts out of your way. So I'll just slide these over here, just so we can slide the seat right in. All right, now we're going to use a partner, and slide the seat back in.

And we're going to install the nuts. Two on the other side, and then two on this side. All right, now I'm going to tighten these up. Just use an 18 millimeter socket and a ratchet. Now we're going to pull the seatbelt back out of here. And reposition over here just like that. Take this nut, get this started. And use an 18 millimeter socket and a ratchet, tighten this down. Now I'm going to use an 18 millimeter socket and a torque wrench, and I'm going to torque this nut to 33 foot pounds. I'm going to use an 18 millimeter socket and a torque wrench and I'm going to torque these nuts, and the ones on the other side to 37 foot pounds.

Now I can remove this seatbelt from up here. I'm going to slide this down here. You want to make sure it's not twisted. I'm just going to slide the seat forward a little, and tuck it in. Take this bracket, it's going to go on here, just like that. Take this nut, install the nut and then I'll torque that to 33 foot pounds. Take the buckle side, over here, and tuck these in. So with this tip down a little bit, we can try to push these through. There we go. There we go. And there's the seat. Now I'm going to try to slide the seat in without scratching anything. Once you're in position, you want to get the front of the seat clipped in. So these clips under here, want to go in those slots. Get them lined up.

And then you grab the back of the seat and raise it up. And before I do anything else, I like to grab the front of the seat and make sure it's secure. That looks good. Now before I secure the backside, I want to plug this connector in. This connector goes on this way. Latch it in, that's latched in. And then take the wire and just tuck it in under the carpet, like that. Now if you have an electric seat, you can go hook the battery back up at this point. Because you're going to have to move it forward so you can get the rear bolts in. We don't have an electric seat, so we can just slide our seat forward, just like that. Take these two bolts, one goes here, and one goes over here.

I'm going to take a T50 and tighten these down. I'm going to use a torque wrench, and I'm going to torque these bolts to 33 foot-pounds. What you want to make sure is when you're torquing these bolts, because there is some thread locker on these bolts. They could not be tightened down all the way. Just make sure you take the seat and wiggle it a little bit, to make sure that it's not loose. It could give you a false torque. And it's good--everything is nice and tight. Now we want to reinstall this screw right here. You can put a little thread locker on there. And then take the seatbelt, make sure the seatbelt's not twisted. Slide this latch into there. Put the screw in using a T30.

Then I'll take a ratchet, snug it up, and we'll torque it. And we're going to torque this to 33 foot-pounds. And we'll take this cover that is going to slide in down below, and then just lock in place. Now we want to install these trim pieces. We'll start with this one in the back, we'll just slide this in position right here. Get that like that. This piece is just going to slide in from the front. It might be easier to push the seat back a little bit. Just get this to line up. And there we go, that's on.

Make sure it snaps in together. You might have an easier time putting this piece on than the back piece, either way. And we have this front trim piece. This is going to go right here and just slide in place. And then we're going to do the same with the other side. Hook up the battery. Get the negative cable, slide it through here. Get that in position. Take a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet and just tighten this up. Just get it snug, and grab the negative terminal and just wiggle it and make sure it's tight. It's good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Glue
  • Duct Tape
  • Bungee Cord

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set
  • Plastic Fastener Remover

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T50 Socket
  • T10 Torx Driver


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