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#2606924 - 10/05/12 08:45 PM Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic
ThunderTank Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
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Loc: Michigan
How hard is it to remove the headliner in a Crown Vic . I found a good replacement at the junkyard and i want to replace my bitten up one in my current car . The junker is a 99 crown vic and mines is a 01 . I wanted to know how hard it will be to take it out with as little damage as possible . All help would be appreacited

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#2606930 - 10/05/12 08:58 PM Re: Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic [Re: ThunderTank]
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I thought they were different CVPI and civilian car. I dropped mine to install a dropdown LCD, and there is no way without removing the windshield or back window I could see to get it out in one piece. I left in the seats and just dropped it to run the wiring and burn in mounting holes and add brackets on top without crushing it.

Maybe the only difference CVPI to civilian (other than the hole for the ticketing writing light) is that civilian it is glued in, and CVPI it is secured in a different manner (so can more easily wire/mount roof lights).
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#2606932 - 10/05/12 09:02 PM Re: Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic [Re: ThunderTank]
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Not too bad. Its held up by all of the trim (a,b,c pillar trim, visors, dome light, etc...), and then I believe its also glued to the roof in these cars. So carefully pull it down. The headliner board is pretty tough, but still be careful with it. In most cars, and I'm sure these ones as well, the only opening big enough to get them thru is the passenger front door, either with the seat slid back/reclined all the way, or removed altogether. At the factory they are usually installed via the windshield opening before the glass is installed, but unless you want to remove your windshield, thats not an option.
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#2607098 - 10/06/12 07:45 AM Re: Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic [Re: ThunderTank]
troubled Offline
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Registered: 08/09/06
Posts: 128
Loc: AL
Most importantly are you talking about a P71 or a 73/74. P71 headliner is not glued in like the 73/74 are. I have never been successful removing a 73/74 liner without causing damage.

Absolutley disregard the person who suggested you have to remove the the windshield or back window.

You hame to remove and re-install the headliner from the back passenger side. It is not easy but is not really that difficult either. The biggest assist in getting it ut is to remove the front seats and the rear seat bottom cushion. Additionally tilt the steering wheel as low as it will go.

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#2607099 - 10/06/12 07:55 AM Re: Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic [Re: ThunderTank]
troubled Offline
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Registered: 08/09/06
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Most importantly are you talking about a P71 or a 73/74. P71 headliner is not glued in like the 73/74 are. I have never been successful removing a 73/74 liner without causing damage.

Absolutley disregard the person who suggested you have to remove the the windshield or back window.

You hame to remove and re-install the headliner from the back passenger side. It is not easy but is not really that difficult either. The biggest assist in getting it ut is to remove the front seats and the rear seat bottom cushion. Additionally tilt the steering wheel as low as it will go.

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#2607135 - 10/06/12 09:59 AM Re: Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic [Re: troubled]
stags Offline
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Registered: 09/11/10
Posts: 30
Loc: md
I just replaced the fabric on the headliner in my 97 cvpi,recline the two front seats and the headliner will come out through the passenger door pretty easily.
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#2607177 - 10/06/12 01:22 PM Re: Headliner Removal in 99- 01 vic [Re: ThunderTank]
Drac Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 3022
Loc: Cali
One thing to also keep in mind is the taper of the headliner at the top of the B-pillars changed between 1999 and 2001. You will need to get the upper B-pillar trim out of the 2001 also and install it with the headliner, otherwise you wont be albe to physically install your 1999's upper b-pillar trim with the 2001 headliner, unless you trim that section of the headliner physically.
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