Remove / Install Carpet

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

All S-Series


  • E10 (torx) wrench or socket
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver


Step 7

Remove seatbelt reel cover.  Grab the top of the cover, and gently pull out.

Step 8

Loosen the passenger side trim.  Unfortunately, this is where Saturn used some annoying body trim mounting pieces that are frustrating to work with.  The first one is behind the seatbelt reel cover you removed.  I was able to just slide the panel loose from it without actually removing the plastic peg.  I may have to take it out for reinstallation, we’ll see.

The other one is behind the trim – pull gently out on the trim near the door opening and you should be able to spot it.  Once you pull this one loose, the trim should be loose enough to remove the carpet.

Step 9

Remove the carpet. The carpet isn’t held down by anything except the trim pieces & seats you’ve removed, so at this point you just need to wrestle & fold it up until you can pull it out.

Here’s some pictures of the carpet removed, followed by pics of the largely bare interior:


Installation is the reverse of removal.

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