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How to Replace Headliner 82-92 Chevy Camaro

Created on: 2021-01-16

1A Auto shows your how to remove a sagging headlineron 1982-1992 Chevy Camaro Iroc-Z models.

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench
  2. step 2 :Removing the Rear Seat Trim
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws from the door frame
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the door frame trim
    • Remove the door frame trim
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the coat hangers
    • Remove the coat hangers
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the rear roof panel and sail panels
    • Remove the roof and sail panels
    • Fold down the rear seat
    • Remove the T50 Torx bolt from the side panel
  3. step 3 :Removing the Trunk Trim
    • Open the Trunk
    • Remove the three plastic plugs from the trunk with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull of the trunk panel
    • Remove the three Phillips screws from each sunshade bracket
    • Remove the sunshade brackets
    • Pry off the side panels with a flat blade screwdriver
  4. step 4 :Removing the Headliner
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws from each sun visor bracket
    • Pull off the sun visors
    • Remove the Phillips screws from each windshield pillar molding
    • Pull the windshield molding pieces down and off
    • Remove the two pins from the dome light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull down the dome light Disconnect the dome light wiring harness
    • Pull down the seatbelt tongue
    • Carefully pull down the headliner, releasing the headliner clips as you go

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T50 Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove a T-top headliner in this Camaro IROC-Z. Now, this headliner's the same for any T-top car '82 to '92 for Camaro, Firebird, Trans-Am, IROC, all those models and basically, in these cars, you can generally yank the headliner down and it will all fall apart. That actually happens somewhat in this car. It pretty much falls apart as I take things apart, but I do show you how to remove it somewhat the correct way, if you're trying to make it so it doesn't fall apart and also so you can get it back together well.

We start out by disconnecting your battery, and you should have to use an 8-millimeter wrench. Somebody has converted this or changed over the terminals to the top post rather than the side post.

We'll fast forward here as we remove those two screws. The lower one is kind of a pan-head screw, and the upper one is more of a reset screw. Now, we need to remove this piece of trim here, which has two screws, one here and one down here. Now, we're going to remove a series of screws here and then across this rear panel. Somebody has already grabbed hold of it and broken a few of the screws, but we'll move those next. Also, remove these screws that hold the coat hangers on each side. So fast forward again as I make myself as comfortable as can be in that back seat and take the screws out of that top panel and pull it down and then remove the screws from the side sail panels or from the coat hangers and the sail panels come off. You see me doing it here on the passenger side. You want to use a T50 Torx bit. This may be T45 or T50. I'm using a T50. It's actually pretty loose. It comes right now. This is the one on the passenger's side. Unless you have dual-folding rear seats, the driver's side won't have one of these.

Open your rear box. This panel back here just has a few of these nice, big plugs here. You can see mine only has one left, though. There's one here. There's going to be one down there and one over here. Now pull that panel off. This car had a sunshade on it, so we'll remove the bracket for the sunshade. It's just a few Phillips screws. Now, there are a couple of pins that hold this panel to the side. Pry them out and then remove the panel. This is somewhat optional. If your headliner's falling apart like mine was, you probably don't need to pull this out to get the headliner out, but in order to properly install a new headliner, you do want to remove this panel, and likewise for the other side.

We're going to start here on each side, remove three screws that hold the sun visor in place. Do some serious fast forwarding, here, as we remove those three Phillips screws and then repeat that procedure for the driver's side sun visor. You want to remove this windshield pillar molding. Start by removing this Phillips screw here. We're going to fast forward through this, but you will note, I changed positions a couple times, because I'm trying to get more leverage on that screwdriver to keep it in the screw head. This is a difficult one to get out. Now you can pull this out and down. It looks like this has already been apart. There are two clips. It never got together correctly. There's a clip here and a clip here that you normally would pry out this way, and then you want to lift it up and twist it off down there. There's a little clip right here. That's up and off. Now you can pull your headliner down. It looks like it's stuck here from age. There's a clip right here. In these next couple of shots, you'll notice that my headliner is in a pretty sad state. I wasn't that concerned about removing this headliner intact because it was in such bad shape, but if you are concerned about removing your headliner intact, you'll want to remove the dome light before you start pulling the headliner down at all. There are two pins with little metal retainers. Pry these little retainers down. Now, your light fixture comes down, and then it plugs in here. Insert your screwdriver in the back and you unplug it. Pull the little tongue for your seat belt down. It's flexible. There, pull that down and pull the old headliner out.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T50 Socket


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