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Old 07-16-2018, 06:13 PM
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I bought a new headliner which included the panel behind it instead of just the fabric. In order to get it into the car, we had to remove the back window and slide it in because it was so big! It is installed now, but the only issue is that around the sunroof the panel is sagging (not the headliner itself). Is there any way I can push this panel back up to get it to stay? The body shop guy says an adhesive would be hard because of the size of the panel, and we can't screw it in because of the rain gutters which are right above it. Any tips or ideas? Thanks!

Old 07-20-2018, 06:07 AM
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It seems like that trim panel should be removable too. I have not done that myself, but maybe you could see how it is fastened by looking at a parts blow up of the area. Try Jaguar Heritage parts. They should show if it is clips or slides or what . Good luck
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I recently did my headliner. Upon removal I noticed that the headliner material was held up by the furflex that goes around the sunroof opening.
When you install the new headliner you should do the front first using the trim that goes down the A-pillar to hold the headliner in place.
Push the center up and use the trim panels on the door pillar (with the seat belt attachment) to hold up the center.
Push the back up and use the rear trim panels to hold up the back.
There are no clips per se.
The center headliner material must be cut 1 1/2" longer at the sunroof opening. That extra material is then folded back and held in place by the furflex that surrounds the sunroof opening.
The front is held in place by the trim panel, the sunvisors and the interior light fixture.
The middle is held up by the door pillar trim and the folded material around the sunroof opening.
Further back, it is held up by the strap handles on either side of the car. Each strap handle having 2 screws.
The rear is held up by the rear trim panels.
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Originally Posted by sanchez View Post
The center headliner material must be cut 1 1/2" longer at the sunroof opening. That extra material is then folded back and held in place by the furflex that surrounds the sunroof opening.
I believe that at the factory that 1-1/2" of fabric that was folded over the sunroof opening edge may have also been glued down with spray adhesive before the Furflex was installed. On our '93, some of that fabric edge was still adhered but most of the glue had faied with age and heat.



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