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How to Remove the Headliner on a Ford Escape

by Alibaster Smith

Your Ford Escape's headliner provides an aesthetic touch to the inside of the passenger cabin. The headliner itself rarely needs to be replaced. But if you get a tear in it, or it becomes damaged somehow, you'll need to buy a replacement headliner from a Ford dealership. Alternatively, try to purchase a replacement headliner from an auto parts store. The headliner in the Escape is held in place with the interior molding and trim pieces, as well as glue. You'll need a special tool, called a trim removal tool, to remove the headliner. This tool is available at any auto parts store.

Step 1

Pry the center dome light cover off the dome light.

Step 2

Unscrew the retaining screws in the dome light fixture and pull the dome light down.

Step 3

Unplug the electrical connector from the back of the dome light fixture.

Step 4

Wedge the trim removal tool underneath the headliner trim.

Step 5

Pry the headliner trim off the headliner. It's held in place with retaining clips, so you may need to pry pretty hard to remove it.

Wedge the trim removal tool under the headliner and pry the headliner off the roof of the Escape.

Items you will need

  • Trim removal tool
  • Screwdriver (Phillips head)
  • Screwdriver (flat head)

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