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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by My Meanie, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. My Meanie

    My Meanie New Member

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    Hey peoples

    Long story but I have to get the roof lining replaced in my VE SSV. Have been told the only way the lining can be replaced is my removing the rear window, to remove the rear window you have to destroy the rubber around it and you can't buy a genuine replacement rubber you have to buy a whole new rear glass with the rubber attached.

    Does anyone know how to replace the roof lining or have actually done it in a VE?

    Is there a way to do it without removing the rear window?

    Cheers guys
     
  2. greenacc

    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    lets here the story, a squid sprayed ink on the roof lining ? hail damage pdr guy needs access ... you rolled it and got blood on the roof ?
    My mate once rolled his car on the way home from pizza hut and had a round pizza stain on the roof for ever after.

    anyway, no idea how to do it, sorry. Talk to an auto trimmer see what they suggest.
     
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    Remove the fuse from the passenger compartment fuse and relay panel assembly.
    Remove the following components as required:
    • Front seats. Refer to Front Seat Replacement - Bucket.

    • Seat head restraints, if fitted. Refer to Rear Seat Head Restraint Replacement.

    • Windshield side garnish, on both sides. Refer to Windshield Garnish Molding Replacement.

    • Trim Panel - Upper Centre Pillar, on both sides. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement.

    • Assist handles (if fitted). Refer to Assist Handle Replacement.

    • Sunshade assembly, on both sides. Refer to Sunshade Replacement.

    • Trim panel rear quarter on both sides. Refer to Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement.

    • Dome lamp assembly. Refer to Dome Lamp Replacement.

    • Windshield defroster grille. Refer to Defroster Grille Replacement.

    Note: The following removal procedures are only applicable on models with Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE).


    • DVD player surround. Refer to Video Disc Player Display Bezel Replacement in Entertainment.

    • DVD screen surround. Refer to Video Disc Player Display Bezel Replacement in Entertainment.

    Disconnect the rain sensor electrical connector (1).

    Detach the headlining wiring harness retaining clips (1) located on the A-pillar inner panel (2).

    Disconnect the headliner electrical connector (1), which is located under the defroster grille.

    Note: Removal and installation of the headliner requires the aid of an assistant, under no circumstances should it be removed or installed by one person.

    Once all the components have been removed, disengage the rear retaining clips (1).
    Remove the headliner assembly.
    Note: The headliner must be removed as shown above.

    With the aid of an assistant, remove the headlining (1) via the right hand passenger rear door.
     
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  4. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Wow, great info Ricey. :thumbsup:
    What ever would we do without you? :)

    Sounds a bit fiddly but at least it doesn't involve removing the rear windscreen!
     
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    :D if you need the illustrations that go with the instructions let me know...
     
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    UFO I Believe

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    what am awesome post Ricey... VERY useful info right there. I've copied and pasted into my VE folder of useful info on my pc, and I would LOVE pics to go with it!
    if you can post here great, otherwise I can provide email via pm.
     
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    i rekon this should now be moved to the how to section gots very good info on here
     
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    Better version coming...
     
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    Hrm photbucket has shrunk them dammit

    Have to find another host that wont shrink them
     
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    RiCeY

    A huge thank you for the info, I knew there had to be another way then remove the back window.

    Any chance I can message you my email address for full instructions and any pic you may have?
     
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    RiCeY F O R U M W A R R I O R

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    Yep go ahead
     
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    BIG thanks to RiCeY

    Information has been great and going to save me a massive headache.

    Cheers to all those that replied.

    Hopefully this will be the last thing some one F#%ks up on my car.
     
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    I found this helpful as well.
     
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    Rear window does not need removal.

    For those wondering, during assembly, the roof lining is installed through the windscreen before the glass goes on.

    In a sedan, removing a front seat/s makes things easier.

    Overall it’s a hard job unless you’ve done it before. Once you do a few, you’ll know the tricks.

    I struggled with reinstalling grab handles. The visors also proved challenging. I wrecked the wiring on one visor. Had to get a new one.
     
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    Went for a drive in the SS today, doesn't get used a lot. Until now, I thought the headlining was OK, the wife noticed first the headlining coming away near the windscreen on passenger side and looking closer it's starting to drop over backseats as well. I'm also noticing the seats have a bit of a saggy feeling to them, I would't be surprised if the seat cushioning is starting to break down as well. It's an 09 SS only 90,000 Km on it. By comparison, wife has an 08 Forester 191,000 Km on it, no problems with the seat trim, cushioning or the roof lining at all.
    Edit, just adding my 2000 VX Clubby, I only did the headlining a few months ago (I've owned it since 2006), the trimmer guy was surprised it hadn't been done before.
     
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    Time for new seat cushions ?
    I bought a new VZ drivers seat cushion from Holden last year, about $90, made a huge difference. The foam had not broken or showed signs of previous abuse, it had just become .... flat, soft, and felt like sitting on a dunny. I also put a piece of carpet between the base and cushion.
     
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    You can boof up the foams again using a steamer. You got to use the right kind of steamer or this will turn out a bit s hit.

    Remove the seat cover and apply the steamer to the foam. You’ll see the foam really find it’s old shape as the heat resets it.
     
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    I was thinking new seat cushion, back rest is probably OK. If a seat has to come out to do the headlining, that would be a good time to do the seat base cushion. Mechanically the SS (auto) is good. A while ago I had the roof and bonnet painted due to sun damage (Poison Ivy), I used to have the car under a car cover, but cover was breaking down and it really stuffed the paint, mainly roof and bonnet. With the car otherwise in good nick, I think it's worth maintaining it, and keeping it in good condition. I'll take it to the trimmers and see what they say re the headlining and seat base.

    Interesting about the steamer FuManChu, I've never heard of that before.
     
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    I hadn’t either but watched a trimmer do it. Used a steamer like they use in clothing shops and Myer.
     
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