Honda Accord: Headliner Removal/Installation - Interior Trim - Body - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Headliner Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required

KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014*

*Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations, 2-door (see page 24-23), 4-door (see page 24-21) and the precautions and procedures (see page 24-25) before doing repairs or service.

NOTE: - Put on gloves to protect your hands.

- Take care not to bend or scratch the headliner.

- Be careful not to damage the dashboard or the other interior trim.

- use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

1. Remove the front seat belt lower anchor from the driver's seat, and remove the driver's seat mounting bolts (see page 20-194).

2. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure (see page 22-91), then wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.

3. Remove these Items: - 2-door:

- Passenger's kick panel (see page 20-105)

- A-pillar trim, both sides (see page 20-110)

- B-pillar upper trim (see page 20-114)

- C-pillar trim (see page 20-119)

- Sun visors and holders, both sides (see page 20-135)

- Grab handles, two places (see page 20-138)

- Driver's dashboard lower cover (see page 20-166)

- Ceiling light (see page 22-259)

- Glove box (see page 20-174)

- 4-door:

- Passenger's kick panel (see page 20-107)

- A-pillar trim, both sides (see page 20-110)

- B-pillar upper/lower trim, both sides (see page 20-116)

- C-pillar trim, both sides (see page 20-123)

- Sunvisors and holders, both sides (see page 20-135)

- Grab handles, four places (see page 20-138)

- Driver's dashboard lower cover (see page 20-166)

- Glove box (see page 20-174)

- Driver's front seat (see page 20-194)

- Ceiling light (see page 22-259)

4. Remove the roof console (A).

-1. Remove the lenses (B).

-2. Remove the screws (C), then pull out the front individual map light (D).

-3. Disconnect the front individual map light connector (E). If equipped, disconnect the moonroof switch connector (F).

-4. Remove the screws (G). Pull down the front side of the console, and release the rear hooks (H).

-5. If equipped, disconnect the navigation microphone connector or the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) front microphone connector (I).

5. With automatic dimming mirror: Remove the


5. With automatic dimming mirror: Remove the rearview mirror harness cover. Disconnect the connector from the rearview mirror, and release the wire harness from the rearview mirror harness cover base (see page 20-65).

6. If necessary, remove the roof console screw grommet (A) by pinching out the hooks (B).

7. If necessary, detach the hooks (C) by prying out the


7. If necessary, detach the hooks (C) by prying out the map light clip (D), then remove the clip.

8. Remove the roof wire harness (A) by detaching the harness clips (B) from the driver's side A-pillar (C).


10. From under the driver's dash, remove the mounting


10. From under the driver's dash, remove the mounting bolt, and release the hook (A), then move the driver's under-dash fuse/relay box (B).

11. From under the driver's dash, disconnect the roof


11. From under the driver's dash, disconnect the roof wire harness connector(s) (A), and detach the harness clip (B) and the harness holder (C).

12. From under the passenger's dash, disconnect and


12. From under the passenger's dash, disconnect and detach the antenna lead connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B).

13.2-door: From the right C-pillar area, disconnect the


13.2-door: From the right C-pillar area, disconnect the antenna lead connector (A) from the antenna module unit (B), and detach the harness clip (C). Pass the harness clip and the connector through the gap between the projection (D) of the side curtain airbag bracket and the glass antenna connector (E) by pulling the antenna lead (F) to the headliner side.

14.4-door; From the right C-pillar area, disconnect t h e


14.4-door; From the right C-pillar area, disconnect t h e antenna lead connector (A) from t h e antenna module unit (B), and detach the harness clip (C).

15. For some models: From the roof console opening,


15. For some models: From the roof console opening, disconnect the moonroof subharness connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B).

16.2-door: Slide both front seats all the way back, and


16.2-door: Slide both front seats all the way back, and recline their seat-backs fully.

17.4-door: Slide the passenger's front seat all the way back, and recline the seat back fully.

18.2-door: Lower the headliner (A).

-1. Remove the door opening seals (B) from each roof area.

-2. From both C-pillar areas, release the hooks (C) of the headliner brackets (D) from the holes in the side curtain airbag brackets.

-3. With the help of an assistant, detach the rear clips (E) by pulling the rear area of the headliner down.

-4. With moonroof: Detach the front clips (F), the magnet (G), and the Velcro fasteners (H) by lowering the moonroof opening edge of the headliner.

Without moonroof

With moonroof


With moonroof

19.4-door: Lower the headliner (A).


19.4-door: Lower the headliner (A).

-1. Remove the front door opening seals (B) and the rear door opening seals (C) from each roof area.

-2. With the help of an assistant, detach the rear clips (D) by pulling the rear area of the headliner down.

-3. With moonroof: Detach the front clips (E), the magnets (F), and the Velcro fasteners (G) by lowering the moonroof opening edge of the headliner.

Without moonroof

With moonroof


With moonroof

20.2-door: Remove the headliner (A) from the vehicle.


20.2-door: Remove the headliner (A) from the vehicle.

-1. Lower the headliner.

-2. Move the headliner rearward.

-3. Lower the front of the headliner below the steering wheel.

-4. Rotate the headliner to point the right front corner to the outside of the passenger's door opening and the left rear corner to the outside of the driver's door opening.

- 5 . Pull the headliner along with the roof wire harness (B) and the antenna lead (C) out through the passenger's door.

NOTE: Do not bend the headliner. Bending the headliner will crease and damage it.


21.4-door: Remove the headliner (A) from the vehicle.


21.4-door: Remove the headliner (A) from the vehicle.

-1. Lower the headliner.

-2. Move the headliner rearward.

-3. Lower the front of the headliner below the steering wheel.

-4. Rotate the headliner to point the right front corner to the outside of the passenger's front door opening and the left rear corner to the outside of the left rear door opening.

- 5 . Pull the headliner along with the roof wire harness (B) and the antenna lead (C) out through the left .

passenger's rear door.

NOTE: Do not bend the headliner. Bending the headliner will crease and damage it.


22. If necessary, remove the cushion tape (A, B, C>


22. If necessary, remove the cushion tape (A, B, C> fastening the roof wire harness (D) and the antenna lead (E) to the headliner (F)r then remove them from the headliner.

Cushion tape A: P/N 91902-S2X-003

100x50 mm (3.94 x 1.97 in)

Without moonroof - 2-door


Without moonroof - 2-door

With moonroof - 2-door


With moonroof - 2-door

Without moonroof - 4-door


Without moonroof - 4-door

With moonroof - 4-door


With moonroof - 4-door

23. Install the headliner in the reverse order of removal,


23. Install the headliner in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: - If the side curtain airbag h a s deployed, replace the headliner and removed trim pieces with new parts (see page 24-208).

- To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect the headliner and all removed trim. Replace any pieces with the following damage: - Any creases or tears in the headliner (A) - Any cracks or breakages in the grab handle (B) - Any damages around the grab handle holes (C) or the sunvisor holes (D) in the headliner - Any cracks in the sunvisor stay base (E) - Any cracks in the sunvisor bracket cover (F) - Airy bends or ^ ^ k ^ \rt th*? c j T v / l c c r ct2% # c h c f t (G) - Any cracks in the sunvisor base (H) - Any cracks or breakages in the vanity mirror base (I)

- Any fastener bases (J), stiffeners (K), magnets (L), or the clip bases (M) which have come off the headliner

- 2-door: Any headliner brackets (N) which have come off the headliner

- When installing the grab handle, push on the handle against the bracket (0) until the clips (P) snap into place securely.

- If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

- Replace the removed cushion tape with new pieces.

- Check that both sides of the headliner are securely attached to the body.

- Make sure the headliner overlaps the trim pieces correctly (see page 24-210).

- Be careful not to crease or damage the headliner when reinstalling it through the passenger's door opening (2-door) or the left rear door opening (4-door). Also be careful not to scratch the body.

- If the map light clips are removed, replace them with new ones.

- If the roof console screw grommets are removed or if they are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

- Push the clips and hooks into place securely.

- Reinstall the roof console (Q) as following procedures: - Install the roof console screw grommets (R) on the console with the screws (S).

- If equipped, connect the navigation microphone connector or the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) front microphone connector (T).

- Set the rear hooks (U), and fit the grommets into the holes in the body, then push on the console until the grommets snap into place securely.

В© Do the battery terminal reconnection procedure (see page 22-91).

- Check for any DTCs that may have been set during repairs, and clear them.

Headliner - 2-door

Headliner - 4-door


Headliner - 4-door

Grab handle


Grab handle

Sunvisor


Sunvisor

Roof consols


Roof consols

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