New Beetle L4-2.0L (AZG) (2003)
Notches can be readily seen and felt around the periphery of the headliner .
Clips must be installed using flat pliers (plastic or with jaws protected) at the plastic beading edge
Clips must go over the plastic beading only (headliner cloth must not interfere).
Install clips at all notches (approximate locations indicated by arrows).
With 18 clips installed:
Insert beading into the rear glass headliner retainer groove.
With clips installed, it may be necessary to gently drive the beading into the retainer.
If necessary use a wide smooth edged nylon block and a rubber/plastic mallet against the cloth of the headliner (do not damage the headliner).
Tap lightly until beading is installed.
Headliner loose fit
2. When the headliner rear window beading for the rear glass fits loosely and comes out of the rear glass groove:
Remove headliner beading from rear glass by carefully pulling / prying it from the groove of the metal insert channel on the back glass (take
care not to damage headliner).