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Old 11-12-2003, 07:15 PM
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Headliner Trim Question

Okay guys, I dug around through the knowledge base some and didn't find an answer to my question. If I missed it, just point me in the right direction and I'll be grateful.

Anyway, I have a 77 El Camino that I'm putting a new rearview mirror into. I'm putting in one with the maplights since the old one was junk.

I'm wanting to run the hot wire for the lights along the front pillar on the drivers side and across the roof of the car over to the mirror. I was hoping that I could run it underneath the trim piece that goes across the front and holds the headliner in.

My problem is that I'm cluesless how to get that piece of trim loose. I've taken the side pieces off the pillar, but I can't see any screws holding the front trim in place.

I'm assuming that there are some sort of clips that hold this in place, and rather than yank on them until I break them I figured I'd ask you guys what the trick is.

Any and all help is appreciated.

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Old 11-12-2003, 07:56 PM
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Honestly, alot of these plastic clip type fasteners are a "made to break" type of clip. There isnt a way or a tool made to remove them. They are generally cheap enough to break and buy new ones. I helped a friend with a Caprice headliner that had these types of clips on the front header trim piece, and was under $3 to replace all the clips. Find a local trim shop that sells Au-Ve-Co fasteners, they make all those plastic clips.
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Old 11-12-2003, 09:23 PM
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Actually I solved my own problem. I went out there and tugged a little harder and the piece came down.

The clips in my car are metal, not plastic so I shouldn't have to replace anything.

Thanks for the reply. it would have made me feel better had I busted all the clips out.
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