These headliners utilize the most durable available perforated and unperforated headliner vinyls. To all of those providing insight on this topic, thanks. Here is a description of how to change a thermostat. The sunvisors are held in place with one screw that has a plug over the screw hole. I'm in need of redoing mine. It is removed very easily because the door is much wider than the headliner board. After removing the whole unit the headlamp bulb is accesible by unclipping the cover at the rear of the unit and removing the bulb.
Step by step guide with pictures to show the proceedure for removing and replacing the headliner material in a 1999 Volkswagon Beetle. Apply some blue rubber sealant to both sides of the gasket. The big hump where the overhead storage assembly fits makes the vw beetle headliner a bit more aggravating. Today is March 26, 2011, I just changed the right headlight on our 2001 New Beetle. If the engine is in the car. Pry the cover down that is around it, and pop the rear view mirror off or pry it straight down with a screw driver. After changing the bulb, there are two, one high and one low beam, installation is the reverse.
Then add mix until it is totally filled. I think there is a little square tab that you need to push down while rotating this locking ring. That's what I have, right in the front near the base of the dome light panel. A few common handtools will come in handy. Unbolt the radiatorfrom its mount.
Keys to getting battery out is: 1. Remove the plastic caps and you can see the screws. Just finished redoing the headliner. Once the headliner board is recovered and the excess headliner material trimmed, replace it in the Volkswagon Beetle just like it came out of the car. The last editor suggested the procurement of a manual, to assist in changing the thermostat, good advise. Our headliners are made for the specific year, make and model to ensure a great fit. It took several probably 30-40 attempts before I could get the slide to move far enough to release headlight mechanism.
Discount code will be delivered via email. So make sure you pull the whole head light out. You will need a 36mm socket for the fan end and a flat screwdriver jammed between the alternator housing and inner pully on the other end to successfully break it free. The cloth will follow the contours of the board much better than a material like vinyl. Take the time to sand off the dead foam from the shell before applying the adhesive, have an extra set of hands to drop the material onto the shell, the adhesive is contact cement so you only get one shot. Slide that off and you should finnally get to the back of the bulb socket. Just buy a new battery and remove old batter, then install new battery.
When everything that attaches through the headliner board of the Volkswagon Beetle has been removed, slide if forward and free it from the trim. Over time, the car headliner can start to sag from the center of the fabric, which can ultimately impair the vision of the driver. Password: Confirm Password: Email Address Please enter a valid email address for yourself. But honestly, I must have spent 20 hours total doing everything as it was my first time. Sounds like a piece of cake, but it took me 3 hours to figure it out. You can see by this picture, it slides straight out - there are 2 plastic clips on the back that hold it in place.
First remove plastic engine cover. At the very least look at the packaging of the adhesive an make sure it can handle around 150F heat. As you can see from this picture, the screws are neatly tucked behind the grab handles with a trim cap. Loosen the nuts at the base of the generator stand and remove stand. But I can see where I could have easily broken off the lever if it had not been.
The foam that connects the fabric to the fiberboard is disntegrating, and repairs will be endless. A vast majority of the headliners that we sell are the one piece headliners. My color was 1828 Sand Beige 2006 with the sand-colored vinyl interior. Take a screwdriver and remove the hose clamp from the top hose where it meets the top of the engine. The first answer given was either a joke or hugely ignorant. Original Beetle headliners were made of soft cloth until 1965. I did not see it before I tried to move the lever, it must have been depressed.
This ain't easy if there is sand or dirt in the mechanism. The little door is attached to it. I removed the slide mechanism no big deal, 3 screws , disassembled the slide mechanism, sanded down some areas of roughness between the slide pieces, lubricated the slide pieces, reassembled and installed the slide mechanism, and It worked. All mechanical thermostats have moving parts and can fail in any position. The 1999 Volkswagon Beetle headliner has a lot of nooks and crannies, but it can be recovered and look like brand new.
Visit for the latest in Hybrid and. Some earlier units also had a locking clip. If there's a lot of road dirt up there it can stick. Once the trim plug is removed, it has a phillips head screw that can be removed. Push the casing back in and lock the casing in with the lever. Having a spring clamp removal tool will save you much time and frustration. We are thinking about replacing the headliner in my daughter's 2000 New Beetle Volkswagen.