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how hard is it to fit a new roof lining?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by harris9053, Feb 11, 2012.

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    [Feb 11, 2012]
    My a3 has got a cream roof lining and pillars which I'm not to keen on, thinking about maybe getting a black roof lining and pillars but just worried about how hard these are gona be to fit. Does anyone know if their hard to fit? Or how to do it?
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    Not that hard mate,i work at a bodyshop the replacement is easy but i would advise you take get the front screen taken out to get the old out and the new one in without damage,the rear with the tailgate appature i am sure is too narrow and you would have to arch it to get it through
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    okay didnt realise it was that much of a big job, might leave it then, thanks for your comments
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    the front screen? iv taken them out from a 3dr an a 5dr out of the boot, just make sure u take of the side pillers an lay ur seats down you will have to arch it abit but you wont dammage it
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    From memory of other 3drs cars like astra's etc i thought it would be too narrow,maybe wrong but some cars you would have to just about bend the corners double to get them through
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    i did my mates a3 3door just arched it abit and got it out, same to my 5door sb
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    how do you remove them? how exactly are they attched to the roof? and how do you remove the pillars? i know the middle ( B pillar ) has a air bag built in.
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