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Honda Civic Service Manual: Headliner Removal and Installation (4-door except Natural Gas models)

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SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

1. Battery Terminal (SRS) - Disconnection

1.

Make sure the ignition switch is in LOCK (0).

2.

Disconnect and isolate the negative cable with the battery sensor (A) from the battery.

NOTE:

Always disconnect the negative side first.

To protect the battery sensor connector (B) from damage, do not hold it when removing the negative terminal.

Do not disconnect the battery sensor from the negative terminal (C).

3.

Disconnect the positive cable (D) from the battery.

4.

Wait at least 3 minutes before starting work.

2. A-Pillar Trim Both

1.

Pull out the A-pillar trim (A) to release the clips.

2.

Put a shop towel (A) in the opening between the A-pillar trim (B) and the dashboard to prevent dropping the A-pillar clips.

3.

Disconnect the connector (A), then remove the A-pillar trim (B).

NOTE: The upper clip (C) will stay in the body.

4.

Remove the upper clip (A) from the body.

5.

Repeat on the opposite side.

3. Front Door Opening Seal As Needed Both

1.

Remove front door opening seal (A) as needed.

2.

Repeat on the opposite side.

4. Ceiling Light

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1.

Turn the ceiling light switch OFF.

2.

Carefully pry off the lens (A).

3.

Remove the ceiling light (B).

4.

Disconnect the connector.

5. Both Front Door Sill Trims

1.

Driver's side: Remove the cap (A) from the front door sill trim (B).

2.

Driver's side: Remove the opener lock cylinder (C).

3.

Driver's side: Remove the screw (A).

Driver's side

Passenger's side

4.

Remove both front door sill trims (A).

6. Both Rear Door Sill Trims

1.

While pushing down on the rear seat cushion (A), pull the seat hook handle (B) to release the hook (C).

2.

While pulling up the seat cushion, remove the rear door sill trim (D).

3.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

7. Both Rear Door Opening Seals as Needed

1.

Remove the rear door opening seal (A) as needed.

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

8. Both B-Pillar Lower Trims

1.

Slide the front seat forward fully.

2.

'13 Model (driver's side): Remove the B-pillar lower cover (A).

'12 Model

'13 Model

3.

Remove the B-pillar lower trim (A).

4.

'12 Model: The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

9. Both Front Seat Belt Lower Anchor Bolts

1.

Remove the anchor cover (A).

2.

The driver's seat is shown; repeat on the passenger's seat.

3.

Remove the lower anchor bolt (A).

4.

The driver's seat is shown; repeat on the passenger's seat.

10. Both B-Pillar Upper Trims

1.

Remove the bottom area of the B-pillar upper trim (A).

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

3.

Remove the upper area of the B-pillar upper trim (A).

4.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

5.

Pass the front seat belt lower anchor (A) out through the hole in the slider (B), then remove the B-pillar upper trim (C).

6.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

11. Rear Seat Cushion

1.

Remove the bolt (A) securing the rear seat cushion (B).

2.

While pushing down the rear seat cushion (A), pull the seat hook handles (B) to release the hooks (C).

3.

Remove the rear seat cushion.

12. Both Rear Seat Side Bolsters

1.

Remove the bolt (A) securing the rear seat side bolster (B).

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

3.

Remove the rear seat side bolster (A).

4.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

13. Both C-Pillar Trims

1.

Pull out the C-pillar trim (A) to release the clips.

2.

Remove the C-pillar trim.

NOTE: The front clip (B) will stay in the body.

3.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

4.

Remove the front clip (A).

5.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

14. Grab Handles for One Vehicle

1.

Lower the grab handle (A).

2.

Insert the tips of the push pin/grab rail cap pliers (B) into the notch.

3.

Gently squeeze the handles of the push pin/grab rail cap pliers (A), and pull the cap (B) straight out.

4.

Remove the grab handle (A).

5.

Remove the clips (A).

15. Both Kick Panels

Driver's side

Passenger's side

1.

Pull out both front door opening seals (A) as needed.

2.

Remove both kick panels (B).

16. Both Sunvisors

1.

Push the hook (A) with a flat-tip screwdriver through the hole in the front side of the bracket cover (B).

NOTE: Make sure the hook is unlocked.

2.

While pushing in the hook (A) with a flat-tip screwdriver, release the sunvisor (B) from the holder (C), and rotate the sunvisor backward 45 °.

NOTE: Make sure the hook slides into the bracket cover as you rotate the sunvisor.

3.

Disconnect the connector (A), then remove the sunvisor (B).

NOTE: If the sunvisor cannot be removed, the hook has not rotated into the bracket cover. Repeat step 2 to rotate the hook.

4.

If necessary, turn the sunvisor holder (A) 45 ° counterclockwise, then remove it from the holder grommet (B).

5.

If necessary, remove the holder grommet (A).

17. Front Individual Map Light (without moonroof)

1.

Turn the front individual map light switch OFF.

2.

Carefully pry off the lenses (A) with a flat-tip screwdriver.

3.

Disconnect the connector.

4.

Remove the front individual map light (B).

18. M/T Shift Lever Knob

Except K24Z7 engine

1.

Except K24Z7 engine: Lower the shift lever boot (A) to release the hooks from the boot.

2.

Except K24Z7 engine: Remove the shift lever knob (B).

K24Z7 engine

3.

K24Z7 engine: Lower the shift lever boot (A) to release the hooks from the boot.

4.

K24Z7 engine: Loosen the shift lever boot ring (B).

5.

K24Z7 engine: Remove the shift lever knob (C).

6.

K24Z7 engine: Remove the shift lever boot ring.

19. Center Console Panel

1.

Detach the clips (A).

2.

Remove the center console panel (B).

3.

For some models: Disconnect the connector(s) (C).

20. Center Console Panel Assembly (Except '12M M/T)

1.

Detach the clips (A).

2.

Remove the center console panel (A).

3.

For some models: Disconnect the connector(s) (B).

21. Cup Holder Panel Assembly

1.

Remove the cup holder panel assembly (A).

22. Center Console

1.

Remove the bolts (A).

2.

Disconnect the connector (B).

3.

Remove the console box mat (A).

4.

Remove the bolts (B).

5.

Disconnect the connector (A).

6.

Remove the center console (A).

23. Center Console Bracket (M/T)

1.

M/T: Remove the center console bracket (A).

24. Headliner - 4-Door

1.

Without moonroof: From the driver's A-pillar, detach the harness clips (A).

2.

Without moonroof: From under the driver's dash, disconnect the connector (A), and detach the harness clips (B).

3.

From the passenger's A-pillar, disconnect the connector (A), and detach the harness clips (B).

4.

For some models: Release the glove box stops (A) on each side of the dashboard.

5.

For some models: From the glove box opening, disconnect the connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B).

6.

From the right C-pillar, disconnect the connector (A), and detach the harness clip (B).

7.

From the left C-pillar, disconnect the terminal (A), and remove the bolt (B), then detach the harness clip (C).

M/T

A/T

8.

Remove the bolts (A) securing the shift lever assembly (B).

9.

Lay the shift lever assembly down as needed.

Without moonroof

With moonroof

10.

Slide the front seat all the way back, and recline the seat-back fully.

11.

With the help of an assistant, lower the headliner (A).

12.

With the help of an assistant, remove the headliner (A) through the passenger's front door opening.

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

25. Headliner Cushion Tape - 4-Door

Without moonroof

With moonroof (Without navigation)

With moonroof (With navigation)

1.

If necessary, remove the cushion tapes (A).

26. Grab Handle Bracket

1.

If necessary, remove the grab handle bracket (A).

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

1. Grab Handle Bracket

1.

If necessary, install the grab handle bracket (A).

2. Headliner Cushion Tape - 4-Door

Without moonroof

With moonroof (Without navigation)

With moonroof (With navigation)

1.

If necessary, install the cushion tapes (A).

3. Headliner - Check

1.

If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the headliner and removed trim pieces, along with the other parts listed for side curtain airbag deployment.

2.

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 damages around the grab handle holes (B) or the sunvisor holes (C) in the headliner

Any clip bases (D) which have come off the headliner

Any fasteners (E) or clip bases (F) which have come off the headliner

4. Headliner - 4-Door

1.

With the help of an assistant, take the headliner (A) in through the passenger's front door opening.

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

Without moonroof

With moonroof

2.

With the help of an assistant, install the headliner (A).

M/T

A/T

3.

Install the bolts (A) securing the shift lever assembly (B).

4.

At the left C-pillar, connect the terminal (A), and install the bolt (B), then install the harness clip (C).

5.

At the right C-pillar, connect the connector (A), and install the harness clip (B).

6.

For some models: At the glove box opening, connect the connector (A), and install the harness clip (B).

7.

For some models: Install the glove box stops (A) on each side of the dashboard.

8.

At the passenger's A-pillar, connect the connector (A), and install the harness clips (B).

9.

Without moonroof: Under the driver's dash, connect the connector (A), and install the harness clips (B).

10.

Without moonroof: At the driver's A-pillar, install the harness clips (A).

5. Center Console Bracket (M/T)

1.

M/T: Install the center console bracket (A).

6. Center Console

1.

Install the center console (A).

2.

Connect the connector (A).

3.

Install the bolts (A).

4.

Install the console box mat (B).

5.

Connect the connector (A).

6.

Install the bolts (B).

7. Cup Holder Panel Assembly

1.

Install the cup holder panel assembly (A).

8. Center Console Panel Assembly (Except '12M M/T)

1.

For some models: Connect the connector(s) (A).

2.

Install the center console panel (B).

3.

Install the clips (A).

9. Center Console Panel

1.

For some models: Connect the connector(s) (A).

2.

Install the center console panel (B).

3.

Install the clips (C).

10. M/T Shift Lever Knob

Except K24Z7 engine

1.

Except K24Z7 engine: Install the shift lever knob (A).

NOTE: Tighten the shift lever knob until the shift pattern is properly aligned.

2.

Except K24Z7 engine: Connect the shift lever boot (B).

K24Z7 engine

3.

K24Z7 engine: Install and turn the shift lever boot ring (A) until it reaches the bottom of the threads on the shift lever.

4.

K24Z7 engine: Turn the shift lever knob (B) until the shift lever knob contacts the shift lever boot ring.

5.

K24Z7 engine: Tighten the shift lever boot ring and the shift lever knob together with the shift pattern properly aligned.

6.

K24Z7 engine: Connect the shift lever boot (C).

11. Front Individual Map Light (without moonroof)

1.

Connect the connector.

2.

Install the front individual map light (A).

3.

Carefully install the lenses (B).

12. Sunvisor - Check

1.

If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the sunvisor, along with the other parts listed for side curtain airbag deployment.

2.

If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, inspect the sunvisor for damage. A damaged sunvisor may cause the side curtain airbags to deploy improperly, possibly causing injury. Replace the sunvisor if it has any of the following damage:

Any cracks in the sunvisor bracket (A)

Any cracks in the sunvisor bracket cover (B)

Any bends or cracks in the sunvisor shaft (C)

Any cracks in the sunvisor base (D)

Any cracks in the vanity mirror base (E)

3.

If the holder grommet is damaged or stress-whitened, replace the holder grommet and the holder as an assembly.

13. Both Sunvisors

1.

Install the holder (A) into the holder grommet (B) by turning it 45 ° clockwise.

2.

Install the holder and holder grommet as an assembly into the body by pushing it until the hooks snap into place securely.

3.

Connect the connector (A), and install the sunvisor (B).

4.

While holding the bracket cover (A), rotate the sunvisor (B) forward until the hook (C) snaps into place.

5.

Gently pull down on the sunvisor to make sure it is properly secured in the body.

6.

Rotate the sunvisor into the holder (D).

14. Both Kick Panels

Driver's side

Passenger's side

1.

Install both kick panels (A).

2.

Install both front door opening seals (B) as needed.

15. Grab Handle - Check

1.

If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, inspect the grab handle (A) for damage. A damaged grab handle may cause the side curtain airbag to deploy improperly, possibly causing injury. Replace the grab handle if it has any of the following of damage:

Any cracks or breakage in the grab handle

Any cracks or stress-whitening in the caps (B)

16. Grab Handles for One Vehicle

1.

Install the clips (A) on the grab handle (B).

2.

Install the caps (C) fully into the clips.

3.

Position the grab handle (A) on the grab handle bracket (B).

4.

Push on the grab handle until the clips (C) snap into place securely.

17. C-Pillar Trim - Check

1.

If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the C-pillar trim with a new one.

2.

If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, check the C-pillar trim (A) and note the following items:

To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect the C-pillar trim and replace it with a new one if it has any of the following damage:

-

Any cracks, deformations, or stress-whitening in the C-pillar trim

-

Any cracks or stress-whitened areas in the clip seating surfaces (B)

After checking and adjusting the overlap between the headliner and the C-pillar trim, replace the front clip (C) with a new one.

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

18. Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap - Check

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Checking and Adjusting the Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap

To prevent the side curtain airbag from deploying and damaging the pillar trim (A-pillar trim, B-pillar trim, C-pillar trim, quarter pillar trim), the overlap between the headliner and pillar trim must be less than 8 mm (0.31 in). To check the overlap, do this:

1.

Install the headliner (A) and the pillar trim (B).

2.

Apply masking tape (A) to the headliner (B) to mark the upper edge of the pillar trim (C).

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3.

Remove the pillar trim, and measure the headliner overlap.

If the overlap is less than 8 mm (0.31 in), remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

If the overlap is more than 8 mm (0.31 in), go to step 4.

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4.

Carefully trim the headliner with a utility knife, reducing the overlap to less than 8 mm (0.31 in).

5.

Remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

19. Both C-Pillar Trims

1.

Install the new front clip (A) to the C-pillar trim (B).

2.

Install the C-pillar trim (A).

NOTE:

Make sure the side curtain airbag is not tucked under the clips or the ribs.

Do not push too hard on the C-pillar trim. If you push too hard, the clip will be damaged, and it will not hold the trim properly.

Gently tug on the C-pillar trim to verify that all clips are securely fastened.

3.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

20. Both Rear Seat Side Bolsters

1.

Install the rear seat side bolster (A).

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

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3.

Install the bolt (A) securing the rear seat side bolster (B).

4.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

21. Rear Seat Cushion

1.

Install the hooks (A) to the rear seat cushion clips (B).

2.

Install the bolt (A) securing the rear seat cushion (B).

22. B-Pillar Upper/Lower Trim - Check

Trim inspection

Slider engagement with shoulder anchor adjuster

1.

If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the B-pillar upper trim (A), the B-pillar lower trim (B), and all clips (C) on the trim with new parts.

2.

If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, check the B-pillar upper/lower trim and note the following items:

To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect the trim and replace it with a new one if it has any of the following damage:

-

Any cracks or deformations in the B-pillar upper trim or the upper hooks (D), or any stress-whitened areas in the upper part of the trim

-

Any cracks or deformations in the B-pillar lower trim, or any breakages in the part (E) fitted with the B-pillar upper trim

-

Any cracks or stress-whitening areas in the clip seating surfaces (F)

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

Make sure the pin (G) on the front seat belt shoulder anchor adjuster (H) and the hole (I) on the back of the slider are engaged when installing the B-pillar upper trim.

23. Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap - Check

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Checking and Adjusting the Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap

To prevent the side curtain airbag from deploying and damaging the pillar trim (A-pillar trim, B-pillar trim, C-pillar trim, quarter pillar trim), the overlap between the headliner and pillar trim must be less than 8 mm (0.31 in). To check the overlap, do this:

1.

Install the headliner (A) and the pillar trim (B).

2.

Apply masking tape (A) to the headliner (B) to mark the upper edge of the pillar trim (C).

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3.

Remove the pillar trim, and measure the headliner overlap.

If the overlap is less than 8 mm (0.31 in), remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

If the overlap is more than 8 mm (0.31 in), go to step 4.

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4.

Carefully trim the headliner with a utility knife, reducing the overlap to less than 8 mm (0.31 in).

5.

Remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

24. Both B-Pillar Upper Trims

1.

Pass the front seat belt lower anchor (A) in through the hole in the slider (B).

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

3.

Install the upper area of the B-pillar upper trim (A).

4.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

5.

Install the bottom area of the B-pillar upper trim (A).

6.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

25. Both Front Seat Belt Lower Anchor Bolts

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1.

Install the lower anchor bolt (A).

2.

The driver's seat is shown; repeat on the passenger's seat.

3.

Install the anchor cover (A).

4.

The driver's seat is shown; repeat on the passenger's seat.

26. Both B-Pillar Lower Trims

12 model

13 model

1.

Install the B-pillar lower trim (A).

2.

12 model: The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

3.

13 model (driver's side): Install the B-pillar lower cover (A).

27. Both Rear Door Opening Seals as Needed

1.

Install the rear door opening seal (A).

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

28. Both Rear Door Sill Trims

1.

While pulling up the rear seat cushion (A), install the rear door sill trim (B).

2.

Push down the seat cushion, then install the hook (C) to the rear seat cushion clip (D).

3.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

29. Both Front Door Sill Trims

Driver's side

Passenger's side

1.

Install both front door sill trims (A).

2.

Driver's side: Install the screw (A).

3.

Driver's side: Install the opener lock cylinder (A).

4.

Driver's side: Install the cap (B) to the front door sill trim (C).

30. Ceiling Light

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1.

Connect the connector.

2.

Install the ceiling light (A).

3.

Carefully install the lens (B).

31. Front Door Opening Seal as Needed Both

1.

Install front door opening seal (A).

2.

Repeat on the opposite side.

32. A-Pillar Trim - Check

1.

If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the A-pillar trim (A) and all clips on the trim with new parts.

2.

If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, check the A-pillar trim and note the following items:

To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect the A-pillar trim and replace it with a new one if it has any of the following damage:

-

Any cracks, deformations, or stress-whitened areas in the A-pillar trim

-

Any cracks or stress-whitening in the clip seating surfaces (B)

After checking and adjusting the overlap between the headliner and the A-pillar trim, replace the upper clip (C) with a new one.

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

33. Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap - Check

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Checking and Adjusting the Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap

To prevent the side curtain airbag from deploying and damaging the pillar trim (A-pillar trim, B-pillar trim, C-pillar trim, quarter pillar trim), the overlap between the headliner and pillar trim must be less than 8 mm (0.31 in). To check the overlap, do this:

1.

Install the headliner (A) and the pillar trim (B).

2.

Apply masking tape (A) to the headliner (B) to mark the upper edge of the pillar trim (C).

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3.

Remove the pillar trim, and measure the headliner overlap.

If the overlap is less than 8 mm (0.31 in), remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

If the overlap is more than 8 mm (0.31 in), go to step 4.

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4.

Carefully trim the headliner with a utility knife, reducing the overlap to less than 8 mm (0.31 in).

5.

Remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

34. A-Pillar Trim Both

1.

Carefully install the new upper clip (A) to the A-pillar trim (B).

2.

Connect the connector (A).

3.

Fit the clips into the holes in the A-pillar.

4.

Lightly push the A-pillar trim (B) into place, then install the trim.

NOTE:

Make sure the side curtain airbag is not tucked under the clips or the trim ribs.

Do not push too hard on the A-pillar trim. If you push too hard, the clip will be damaged, and it will not hold the trim properly.

Gently tug on the A-pillar trim to verify that all clips are securely fastened.

5.

Repeat on the opposite side.

35. Battery Terminal (SRS) - Reconnection

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NOTE: If the battery performs abnormally, test the battery.

1.

Clean the battery terminals.

2.

Connect the positive cable (A) to the battery.

NOTE: Always connect the positive side first.

3.

Connect the negative cable and the battery sensor (B) to the battery.

NOTE: To protect the battery sensor connector (C) from damage, do not hold it when installing the negative terminal.

4.

Apply multipurpose grease to the terminals to prevent corrosion.

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