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Old 19th April 2011, 10:35   #1 (permalink)
 
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How to Remove a FN2 Roof lining...

Hey guys,was busy with my sound install and thought I would log a few pics of how the removal FN2 Roof Lining if anybody ever wanted to...
Hope this helps...

What you need:
Small and medium flat screwdrivers,
Medium size phillips (star) screwdriver,
Hex sockets T20 or T25 (not sure which one),
10mm Socket and wrench (to remove light panels)
14mm Socket (to remove seatbelt bolts)
Hmmm, think that was about it...

1. Remove boot rubber and rear seatbelt bolt (top one with the cover) then unclipd remove sidecover.
(sorry forgot to take a pic)(its the black coverson thide of your boot as you open you bootlid, that holds your back bored inplace)

2. Flip handel down and locate the two small 'gaps' to insert screwdriver into.

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This is what the clips look like.

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3.After having removed the clips you wil see two metal clips, Push these two ends towards each and remove the handel then pull it out of the socket.

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4. Now place the two metal clips back into the handels.

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5. Then Move over to your sun visors, unclip to swing to the side, Clip and twist off cover to access the bolts (T20 sockets if i not mistaken).
Then when removing, slide out slowly and then disconnect the green plug.
Then insert a screwdriver into the back of the 'other' clip to push 'pin' inwards and twist clocwise and pull out.

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6. Move to the dome lights, unclip glass, and remove screws

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Once you have remved all 4 handels and both lights, tilt the front of the roo lning own and 'losen' wiring.

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Then once that is done, 'pull' rof lining forward towards the windscreen to 'unclip' the two back clips.

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Then you areready to remove the roof lining out towards the boot area. and Kapish...

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To Replace the roof ining, just repeat the steps backwads
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Old 21st April 2011, 14:31   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting and a good guide thanks - did you do this for sound deadening (if so did it make much difference?). I've done my doors and plan on doing the footwells/wheel arches too.
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Interesting and a good guide thanks - did you do this for sound deadening (if so did it make much difference?). I've done my doors and plan on doing the footwells/wheel arches too.
Yes I did it for sound deadning and it definately makes a diffrence, but If you not gonna be doing sound comps or a big install then its not neccesary, but as I complete and like to do things full out, it wasnt much of a decision for me.

Here are pics of what I did... (just before I was finished)
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now that's some thorough matting.. it must weigh some after all that?

how much in weight do you think you've put in there??
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now that's some thorough matting.. it must weigh some after all that?

how much in weight do you think you've put in there??
Actuall weighed it all before hand, and came upto 15kg, but I removed my front and rear seatbelts as I put in 4-Point harness' and the seat belts came to about just under 10kg, also still need to drop a few other small parts, so it is almost on par...
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Out of interest - How long do you think it took to remove and replace the lining?.
As those that have had trouble with the roof blinds ( not on FN2 of course) have posted that Dealers have wanted their cars for sometimes a day or more.
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Nice howto .... thanks
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Out of interest - How long do you think it took to remove and replace the lining?.
As those that have had trouble with the roof blinds ( not on FN2 of course) have posted that Dealers have wanted their cars for sometimes a day or more.
Hey dude, it took about an hour to do (thats with the photo logging) and about the same to replace becauze I was working along. but dealers tell you they need it for a day or so, due to the fact that it gives them lee way on time... Fit it in whe they can...
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nice guide! i already did one though

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nice guide! i already did one though

Removing Headliner
O my bad. LOL...
Will go check all the old posts next time... hahaha
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Next on the List will be the White Suede... Hmmm
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Rooflining almost finished, and did the side pannels aswell... Hmmm...
Will post pics next week...
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How much sound deadning did you use on the floor area (inc the boot) ?
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How much sound deadning did you use on the floor area (inc the boot) ?
Hey dude. I used a total of 70m x 15cm wide.
The roof was about 10m
Doors about 7/8m each (Inside and Outside)
Floor about 30m and (from firewall to the boot)
Rear side pannels about 7m each (Inside and Outside)
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needless to say, always doing a great job bud!
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needless to say, always doing a great job bud!
Hahaha... Hey John buddy, didnt know you on here too man?
Well sweet, thanks dude...
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Hey chaps...
Ok so last night I finished sanding my new bonnet and did a quick weight check comparrison of the OEM unit and my Fiberglass unit...
OEM = 8.23
Fiberglass = 2.22 kg
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BOY O BOY!!!! that looks even more menacing when fitted on!
totally awesome the way your grater really sticks out, damn!!!

and yea, i registered on here a few weeks ago.
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