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Old 11-12-2019, 03:56 AM   #11
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Default Re: Trouble removing headliner

This should help...its pretty simple, the hooks hold the airbag in, you need to unhook them and it drops. The A pillar has a screw...so pay attention to that as well.

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Old 11-18-2019, 04:22 AM   #12
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I have a 2019 and have removed the headliner....based on your picture the trim piece behind the windsheild (starting from dash and doing up) needs to be removed first. There is an airbag logo, that comes out and there is a screw behind it...can be somewhat had to see too. There is also a speaker like cover on the dash that needs to come up - just pops up.

Once this piece is removed, the headliner will come out.

I didn't worry about the airbag clips when removing, only when reinstalling. a couple of the christmas tree like clips broke at the back, others went well.

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-25-2020, 01:39 PM   #13
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A close up of the clip. We took ours out yesterday with the help of this thread and installed raammat and Thinsulate before replacing. Less than a two hour job.


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Old 03-26-2020, 04:33 AM   #14
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I have a 2019 HR cargo van and can't even get to the headliner before removing these huge styrofoam blocks behind it. I have not yet figured out how to remove them without breaking them. Any pointers? Thanks
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:58 AM   #15
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I have a 2019 HR cargo van and can't even get to the headliner before removing these huge styrofoam blocks behind it. I have not yet figured out how to remove them without breaking them. Any pointers? Thanks
Denis

The styrofoam boards on the B pillar of my crew van are attached using double sided tape. I just used a knife to cut through it. I think on the cargo vans there is a bigger piece. Maybe it is taped on as well.


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Old 03-26-2020, 04:33 PM   #16
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Default Re: Trouble removing headliner

Pics of the foam blocks

I think everyone who has removed theirs broke some part of it off
Definitely has to push up and out to remove - not easy without breaking a portion of it
The NEW price from the dealer is INSANE on these btw

Look at my pics and youíll see where mine broke and I glued the pieces back in
Maybe thatíll give you an idea how to become one of the few to remove them without breaking off a piece

Good luck
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:52 AM   #17
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Default Re: Trouble removing headliner

Thanks, these pics are definitely helpful. Not sure I can manage without breaking the foam, seems like it's designed to break ;-(
I have a few more things to do before I will get to this step, so I can ponder the options.
Thanks again.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:18 PM   #18
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Denis

Pull IN towards the center of the van along the top horizontal edge
while pushing UP with the other hand along the bottom horizontal edge

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Old 04-07-2020, 12:58 AM   #19
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Based on my experience with Thinsulate (2 converted vans under my belt) gluing it to the metal doesn't help what the Thinsulate is put there to do. It simply holds in the place if you need it to be held. I use 3M 90 on the ceiling to hold the Thinsulate. I did not remove the headliner in my 2019 conversion, but did remove it in my 2018 conversion.

Here is my take: I think my 2019 conversion is actually much better insulated than my 2018 was above the front cab. Partly because I didn't want to take down the headliner and used quite a bit more Thinsulate (probably too much) to compensate for not taking it down. My van (Crew model) already had sound deadening in that area from the factory. Removing my 2018 headliner above the cab was very time consuming and arguably the most frustrating part of my first build. My wife will tell you it was the single most frustrating thing she encountered helping me on.

Unless you have another reason for taking down that part of the headliner (running wires for something) I would just stuff it full of Thinsulate and call it good.
I have my headliner partially open right now. How many LF of thinsulate does one need for up there? Is there any concern with the Thinsulate going over the airbags?
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:40 AM   #20
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Hi there,
I only partially lowered or removed my 2019 headliner just enough to get in and glue a few bits of thinsulate in as well, I put spacers in there to hold it open so it could be glued.

Care needs to be taken , as to not interfere with the air bag arrangements. I just placed insulation onto the headliner where the air bag sits, so hopefully it does affect the deployment of the air bag.
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