Headliner R&R With Airbags

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MAKE:Subaru
MODEL:Impreza
YEAR:2014
MILES:43,000
ENGINE:2.0
DESCRIBE ISSUE....
Hi I need to remove the headliner in order to access the antenna and was wondering what precautions I need to take due to the airbags. Also if any instructions on removing headliner would be of great help.
Thank you,
BC
 

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I do not have 2014 Subaru service access. Sorry-
But I got to ask what is the problem? - I doubt the wiring is failed.
just trying to help.
 

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No, you do not need to remove the whole headliner to access the antenna. Unless something was extensively damaged to the base. Simply removing rear trim uppers and related hardware will give enough room to access the antenna. Trust me, you do not want to remove the whole headliner unless absolutely necessary.

The large nut holding the antenna is very visible once the rear upper trims are removed. Or even curved inwards enough to get your wrench in there. The rest is easy as pie.
 
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Hey Nick....I hope you are doing ok in Alaska...Got to be real cold....I haven't been on here very much lately....I lost my wife 2 days before Christmas...Still trying to deal with it....I don't know if it will get any easier....When I get doing better I will try to get back on here more....Jim
 
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Jim: You have been of great help to me in the past, I wish I could shoulder some of your pain for you. Best of luck to you.
 

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@Jim, my most heartfelt wishes and thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow for you. I always never know what to say or write when somebody losses a significant person in their life, but know you have friends here if you need it.

BTW, I am not in Alaska, Same height but east. I am in Schefferville. 57th parallel. And yes, it is cold. This morning was -38c with the wind chill.

Hang in there Jim, stay active and drop in here once in a while to keep the neurons busy.

Here is a snapŝhot of what the temp is like right now at 10 40 pm. -35c with wind chill. They say we will get -2c aftyer tommorow, that almost sounds like florida temps for us. lol

In french, température resentie means windchill.

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What are your hidden talents? What is something you feel you are extraordinary at, but is such a useless skill that you would never actually brag about it?
The most useless skill I know is punching someone in the face when they ask a question like that.

I feel that I am most extraordinary at that.
 

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This troll should be banned forever from here.

I eat traps for lunch asshole.

You know, like the ass to mouth hitting someone in the face type of deal.

What have you done lately?

Richard, plz help me to not waste my time on this.
 

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Hey Nick....I hope you are doing ok in Alaska...Got to be real cold....I haven't been on here very much lately....I lost my wife 2 days before Christmas...Still trying to deal with it....I don't know if it will get any easier....When I get doing better I will try to get back on here more....Jim
Sorry to hear this also Jim.
 

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No, you do not need to remove the whole headliner to access the antenna. Unless something was extensively damaged to the base. Simply removing rear trim uppers and related hardware will give enough room to access the antenna. Trust me, you do not want to remove the whole headliner unless absolutely necessary.

The large nut holding the antenna is very visible once the rear upper trims are removed. Or even curved inwards enough to get your wrench in there. The rest is easy as pie.
No, you do not need to remove the whole headliner to access the antenna. Unless something was extensively damaged to the base. Simply removing rear trim uppers and related hardware will give enough room to access the antenna. Trust me, you do not want to remove the whole headliner unless absolutely necessary.

The large nut holding the antenna is very visible once the rear upper trims are removed. Or even curved inwards enough to get your wrench in there. The rest is easy as pie.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to this. I ended up following Nick's instructions and just removed the trim and lowered the rear down as suggested to expose the nut. Job wasn't that bad to do at all so thank you Nick and everyone else for the input!