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      07-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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DIY Request...? Headliner Removal!

Has anyone here taken their headliner/pillars down and tried to do an upholstery change? I would like to know the details of how to get it all apart since i want to get everything in my car done all at once with my upcoming project. Should have some pics in the next month, i can promise it will be something completely different for a 1series... but if anyone can help me with the headliner thing lmk...
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      07-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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Bump . I'd like to know as well.
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      07-19-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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there seems to be a lot of interest in this since over 200 people have viewed the topic, i am very suprised no one has any information on this...
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      07-20-2011, 02:33 AM   #4
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This is best left to professionals.
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      07-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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most of the panels just pop off... had this done to my old 323i
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      07-21-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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the bentley manual should detail where all the clips are located and in what order everything needs to come off... who's got one for the e82?
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      07-21-2011, 08:15 PM   #7
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This is best left to professionals.
i like to take the parts off myself and bring the fabric i want to someone who does upholstery. as soon as you roll up in a bmw your quote almost instantly goes up. not to mention it takes away from hours worked from the shop you have do it. i will post pics in the next month of my trunk setup which will be getting reupholstered shortly, im sure ill have a mixed reactions from what im doing... hehe
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i would assume it is very similar to the DIY in the 3-series section....I'll keep searching.
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the bentley manual should detail where all the clips are located and in what order everything needs to come off... who's got one for the e82?
AHAHAHAHAHA!!! Good Joke!
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It's not that difficult. I would reccomend a trim-puller tool to help with some of the pesky clips on the A & C Pillars. It requires a bit of gentle force and finesse not to break anything. For the headliner, you have to remove the visors, make-up lights, overhead lights, and the rubber beauty ring around the sunroof beore ou can take it off.

The thoughest part outside of wiggling the thing out of the car (put your car in neutral and tilt it down and spin - reverse the process for the new one) - removing the moon roof panel is a PITA. Tilt the sunroof, and after removing the accordian rubber remove the 3 torx bolts on each side to remove the glass from the top of the car. the moonroof panel is held in by 4 clips (2 per side) that fit into the rails - remove the plastic "pin" that prevents the clips from moving in their carrier and you should be able to pop it out. To et the new one in, put the roof in tilt mode again and wrangle the new panel under the retainer bar at the back, insert the clips into the rails and you are good to go.

There is some trial and error to the latter process to make it work. Just reverse the process for the new pieces and you are good to go.

There are some DIYs on removing the overhead light pieces, and for my project ('09 anthracite liner from '08 grey) I had to paint the lighting pieces as opposed to ordering brand new ones.

Good luck!
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