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Anyone had a go at fitting a black headlining?

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  1. Jamie-S
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    I've got a black headlining lying around along with the pillar trims, but seems like a lot of effort fitting it ie taking the windscreen out!

    Is the windscreen out really necessary or is there another way?

    I could get the windscreen took out by a friend who works for autoglass but seems drastic...

    Anyone had a go?

    Just don't like the way the interior is mostly black but the headliner and pillars are cream'ish I think it would look a lot better all black....
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    I've never tired it but I have seem some right horror stories about headlining fitting.
    It's meant to be a right pain to do!
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    I don't mind doing it but if it's windscreen out I might pass
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    who told you the screen has to come out ?
    total BS
    very easy to get in and out
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    It says to do so on elsa....

    Have you done it before then mate?

    How did you find getting the grab handles off,or did you use the proper tool?

    Thanks
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    yes quite a few on the B7 2 on the b8 saloon

    it comes out the back door
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    Measured the door and boot openings today, roughly the widest part of the headlining is 47" the door and boot openings were 10/15" smaller than that so to get them in there you would need to bend it a fair bit?
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    as above i have done them in the b8 and b7/6

    just be careful it goes through the door

    id even go as far as saying you do the hard work ill take the old out and put the new in
    you do all the removeing re instaling etc
    price depending on where u are
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    I'm in Coventry
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    just to prove a point im willing for petrol money
    to call down on my next 4 day break
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    I just want to be sure before I start striping everything out to be honest lol
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    I'm also wanting to do the same.
    Got a couple ear-marked on t'bay. I replaced the headlining in my Mini with an alcantara one which wasn't too much of a job (it had a roll cage in to make it harder!). Like others said, careful manipulation to get it out the boot!

    What's a good price for lining, a.b.c pillars and grab handles? Other than the front light cluster (I have the ambience kit on its way in black), is there much more to it? I'm Leeds based and will happily take you up on your offer Bez :D
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    It is a pain but can be done, I have done my old B7, and about to remove the black headlining to put old back in. Out the back door as Bez101 states, just gotta be patient and take your time. Moving front seats back and forward to make it easier to manoevre.

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    Would B7 be exactly the same as b8?
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    Going to start striping trim!
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    Good luck pal, just be patients, don't forget that there are a number of clips in there so try not to break them.
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    I will be gutted if I can't get it out after removing all the trim :( done grab handles, sunvisor etc will do the rest another day after work
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    Headlining is ready to come out, what position did use put the seats to?
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    I put the driver's seat and seat back as far forward as possible, and the passenger seat as far forward as poss and the seat back flat, just to give a gap to manoevre it out, then I took it out the o/s rear door. Might be a wee bit of tiral and error tho'...... most important bit tho'....... be patient lol
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    I've got the old one out, did a bit of fiddling.

    Did get a few creases though but I suppose it don't really matter as no one will buy a cream headlining anyway lol

    Any tips for getting new one in with minimal creases?
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    I think I removed the rear bench seat, but must admit no creases during removal / refitting tho'
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    Much effort for removing seat bench?
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    as mac posted thats the way i do them
    no the rear bench pulls up from the front either side
    needs a sharpe tug you may snap the clips but there not may ££££ from audi
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    Ok, will be attending it in a day or two. Not looking forward to it though.

    So you don't physically remove the seat bases just flick um forward?
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    yes you remove it
    once you pull upwards and unclip it
    it just pulls forward and slides out
    gices you just that extra bot of room to get it in
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