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How to Remove the Headliner on a Silverado

by Jenny Carver

The headliner in a Chevrolet Silverado is not complicated to remove, though the newer models have more accessories to remove. Headliners can be removed for several different reasons, most of which are when the headliner begins to sag or hang down. This is because the glue used on headliners is not very strong and can fail over time. Remove the headliner from your Silverado truck and get it replaced with a new one.

Use a flat screwdriver to remove the plastic casing surrounding any accessories on the ceiling. This includes the plastic surrounding the dome lights in every Silverado. It also includes the plastic housing surrounding any television monitors that you've had installed or from around the sunroof that is optional on higher level Silverados. Gently pry the plastic up with a flat screwdriver and then pull it off with your fingers.

Fold the visors down and find the Phillips screws that are holding the visors to the headliner, located in the base of the visor on the ceiling. On newer models of Silverados, there are two Phillips screws, one on each end of the visor. Remove these screws.

Remove the Phillips screws from the plastic molding from around the edges of the headliner. These screws are visible, and once they are removed the headliner will come down easily.

Tip

  • Keep a small container nearby to put all of the hardware and parts into. This keeps them together for reinstallation of a new headliner.

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About the Author

Since 1997 Jenny Carver has served as editor and freelance writer for many offline and online publications including lovetoknow.com, autotropolis.com, "Hoof Beat News," "Import Tuner" and others. Carver owns a custom automotive shop where she has been doing paint and body work, custom interior work and engine building for over 11 years.

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