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Old 01-20-2008, 01:30 AM
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Default 2000 XJR Headliner

My hedliner is sagging. Should I be thinking about a shop that is exclusivelyJag, or is this something I canget done at any headliner shop?

It seems the headliner itself is a bit dried out (Doesn't bounce backwhen pushed). Am I looking at replacing the actual headliner or can I get away with a re-gluing of the fabric?

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Any place ca do it. Headliner is a headliner.
If you are in Palm Beach County, I can recommend someone.
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Thanks for the tip. I'm in Seminole, I know of a couple of places.
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No worries. A good shop will redo it all like new. Far cheaper than having to buy one, not to mention trying to get that thing in and out of the car with the windshield still in.
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My headliner is starting to sag as well, but the local trim shops are indicating $600+ to replace it.
I found a link on wlsheadliners.com for the do it yourselfer. This looks pretty easy, but I would prefer to find someone in the New England area (CT) that could do it for me without bleeding my dry...
Anyone out there with local experience?

Please see below for the description. The original is at http://www.wlsheadliners.com/tutoria...uar-headliner/






The car in this headliner tutorial is a 1998 Jaguar XJ8 with sunroof. The headliner wasn't in too bad of shape, with the exception of a big sag in the rear of the car. The XJ8 Jaguar car headliner isn't really all that hard to replace; the most difficult part is removing the headliner board from the car. Unfortunately we didn't get a shot of the board being removed from the Jaguar XJ8, but it comes out through the rear drivers side door (with the drivers seat let all the way forward and the back of the seat let up as far as it will go). The headliner board will have to be bent to remove it, at times you may think you will break it, but the Jaguar headliner boards are very resilient and will recover quite nicely when reinstalled. The headliner in the Jaguar XJ8 can be recovered this way inside the car, but it makes it harder to fold the material over at the front and back of the board; otherwise it makes the job much easier.
This headliner kit will fit the Jaguar XJ8. The color of this headliner is 2037 Light Neutral.








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You can see the sag in this pic at the rear of the headliner.

Remove the visor screws and this support on the opposite end of the visor. It has a phillips head screw holding it on (can be removed through the hole).

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To remove the console, flip the sunglass holder down and use a screwdriver to twist the plug you see in this pic.

There is only one electrical plug to the console usually.

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To remove the pull handles, pry the metal trim up and out at the end of the handle. It pops right out.

This shot shows the Jaguar XJ8 visor electrical plug

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The side trim is attached with small plastic plugs. You can see the black plastic plugs in this picture. To remove them, give them a tug and they should come loose once you've removed the pull handles. It is only necessary to remove one of the rear panels, the other side of the headliner board can be slid from under the panel.

Remove the pinch welt from around the sunroof opening.

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This is a shot of the plastic pieces at the rear of the headliner board, don't know exactly what they are for, but they must be removed. A phillips head screw can be seen once the small plastic cover is pulled up.

The headliner board of the 1998 Jaguar XJ8 after it has been cleaned. It's ready to be recovered.

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If you look closely, you can see the bend marks from the headliner board being removed. Again we say, it will look like it's going to break when removing it, but it is very resilient. Read this for more on removing the board from the car

Recover the board about 1/3 at a time, this will give you time to work with the adhesive before it dries. When the board is fully recovered, cut the sunroof opening out leaving about 2 inches of overhang.

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Put the headliner back into the car, and reattach everything just like it came out. Cut the excess off from around the sunroof opening and put the pinch welt back into place.

Then you are good to go!
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:28 PM
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I paid 198.00 Materials and Labor. (For a long wheel base.) Unfortunately while the car wasat the shop, Iam pretty certain somebody fouled my fuel tank. Both fuel pumps died and I am about to replace the second fuel filter since the ten times I've driven it since. I am thinking that before I send my car to a shop again that I will install a locking gas cap. Even with my extra repairs it is still cheaper than having it done by a dealer. The shop that did mine said that the Jaguar dealer actually subcontracts all of the work to their shop.
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I did my 86 XJ6 for less than $30 fabric and glue, looks like new!
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Default recommend shop in palm beach for headliner replacement

Can anyone recommend shop in palm beach for headliner replacement??
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Had my 2000 XJ8 headliner replaced two years ago...two local shops quoted $200-$300. The $200 shop did nice job. $600+ seems way high...keep checking around!
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Call Peter up at Gulfstream Jaguar in Ft Lauderdale, the dude knows everything, I serviced my 03 XJ8 down there until we moved to Georgia. Had my headliner replaced in 09 in Marietta, GA at a Jag shop (not a dealer)
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Thank you for the info JJ. Will give him a call. Don't mind paying just want the job done right. Thanks again.
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