Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Headlining

Exploded View

1. Room/Map lamp assembly

2. Mirror harness cover

3. Sunvisor holder

4. Sunvisor

5. Sunvisor cover

6. Headlining assembly (without sunroof)

7. Headlining assembly (with sunroof)

8. Rear assist grip

9. Front assist grip

10. Sunroof clip

A. Metal clip

B. Dual lock fastener

C. Clip C101

Removal and Installation

CAUTION: • Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals.

• Be careful not to bend headlining during removal or installation.

REMOVAL

1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals.

2. Remove front pillar finisher (RH/LH). Refer to INT-36, "Removal and Installation".

3. Disconnect headlining harness and antenna feeder connectors.

4. Remove center pillar upper and rear pillar finishers. Refer to INT-36, "Removal and Installation".

5. Disconnect antenna amplifier and rear window defogger connectors.

6. Release the molded clip, then remove front and rear assist grips.

7. Remove the sunvisor covers and screws, and then remove sunvisors (RH/LH).

• If equipped, disconnect vanity mirror illumination harness connector.

8. Insert a suitable thin tool into the sunvisor holder notch and press in to release the locking tab.

• Rotate sunvisor holder 90 degrees and pull away from headlining to remove.

9. Remove map lamp assembly.

• For sunroof equipped vehicles: Release the pawls and lower map lamp assembly away from headliner.

Disconnect the map lamp and sunroof switch connectors, then remove the map lamp assembly.

• For non-sunroof equipped vehicles: The map lamp assembly is an integral part of the headlining, and repaired only as an assembly.

10. For sunroof equipped vehicles, use a suitable tool to release dual lock fastener(s) around the sunroof opening and release the sunroof clip.

11. Release the three hidden clips near the rear edge of headliner using a suitable clip removal tool.

12. Place gear selector lever to D position, then recline the front seats to the fully reclined position.

13. Drop headlining down and carefully rotate into position. Remove headlining through rear door opening.

CAUTION: • When removing, two workers are required. (one for each front and rear of headlining) • Cover center console finisher upper surface with a shop cloth to prevent damage.

14. The following components are integral to the headliner and are repaired only as an assembly: • Personal lamp (LH/RH).

• Roof harness assembly.

• Antenna feeder assembly.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

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