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Old 05-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #361
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LED only work one way. Did you try turning the bulb arround?
I feel so stupid lol I turned it the other way and it worked, thanks!

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #362
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so pretty easy to put on the new headliner?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #363
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I really don't want to Looks too hard
its super easy.. the only hard part is getting the black clip off the odometer itself.. everything else really is a piece of cake.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #364
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so pretty easy to put on the new headliner?
Well, I ran into a few problems. The grab handles were destroyed when I removed them(every damn clip broke). The interior panels over the small back windows would only come out if I disassembled the rear seatbelts, so after fighting with the grab handles, I didn't bother trying to remove those panels. I slid the headliner out the back, but those rear panels were fighting me every step of the way.

Once I got it out, I had to remove the old fabric and foam from the board. That was a pain in the ass to do. The board was so thin that I thought I was going to destroy it while I was peeling off the fabric, thankfully it didn't. Once that was off, it took me another 4 hours to scrub off all the foam so the glue would have a clean surface, I used a couple green scratch pads to do that, there might have been a better way but I couldn't find one. After the foam was off and I was left with a paper-thin board, I began wrapping it like I do with vinyl. I started spraying a liberal coat of headliner glue(it came with the new headliner) in the largest and deepest area first(the rear section). Once I put the fabric on top of it, it immediately stuck and I couldn't move it to re-position it in any way, luckily I didn't need to move it. Well I wish I could have had a little bit of play with it because there are a few imperfections in it, but it still came out great. I might have sprayed too much glue because I ran out 3/4 the way done. So I ran to Home Depot to get a can of 3M #77 spray adhesive, I wish I would have started with that because it was easier to work with. After it was done, I let it dry for a day before I cut it off of the cardboard I had laid it on, yes the overlap had glued itself to the cardboard. I am glad that I had went dumpster diving for some extra large boxes to protect my shitty carpet in my house. I then cut out the holes for the lights, sunroof, etc. I went through 5 razor blades doing that, the damn suede dulled the blades real quick!

Now it was time to re-install it. I had to fight to get it back in the hatch because of the rear trim, I got it in far enough so I could open the rear doors and start to pull, I kept going back and forth between the d/s and p/s rear doors, pulling it in a few inches at a time. When it was finally in, I put it up over the rear first, since the trim was still in. Then I popped in the 2 plastic buttons in the rear. I moved up to the front to secure it with the visors. I started with the visor clips close to the domelight so that way I could still bend the headliner down to look where the screw goes. Once I got those on, the domelight and all the rest of the trim went back on easy, until it came time to put the trim ring around the sunroof. The new material was thicker than the old so I put the ring around the headliner first, then started at a corner to secure it to the metal ring as well. I had to push hard, rally hard and the more I would work my way around the ring, the more it would pop back off in areas I had just done, but I kept working it around until it finally sat secure.

Headliner removal took about 1 1/2 hours.

Headliner clean-up took about 5 hours

Headliner wrap took about 2 hours (because of a run to the store for more glue)

Headliner dry 24 hours

Trim vinyl wrap took about 1 hour

Headliner re-install took about 1 1/2 hours because I didn't have to worry about re-installing the grab handles.

Total time spent was about 3 days.
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That's sounds about right. I did mine in two days but I was a serious pain in th arse. I wouldn't do it again any time soon. I too had imperfections but not very many people are going to be looking at your headliner. I had to mess with side curtin airbags too. Lol

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Old 05-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #366
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That's sounds about right. I did mine in two days but I was a serious pain in th arse. I wouldn't do it again any time soon. I too had imperfections but not very many people are going to be looking at your headliner. I had to mess with side curtin airbags too. Lol

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Yeah, I won't be doing that again! lol Only me and my daughter look at the headliner, we like to play tic tac toe on it

So thanks to ah1f39 for letting me know that my bulb was reversed, I decided to take some pics!



This was taken with the windows up, all the lights on!




and just for the hell of it!
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:20 AM   #367
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Looks good man.
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More of a pic update lol

Here are some newer pics - all cleaned up!









My showboard and all my Focus literature:


Kinda a better pic of the showboard:


I still have a few little things that I want to take care of but due to unforseen events that happened last month, I no longer have the money right now to keep going with it.

I hope you all enjoyed for now, maybe after FocusFest, I'll start concentrating on the motor.
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Such a clean looking car; definitely one of my favorites
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