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2001 SLK Headliner became completely detached (except for edges) in 4 week period of time while parked in garage. Do the roof cyclinders need to be rebuilt and how do you replace / reattach the headliner?

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  • matt_brumwel Jun 28, 2013

    Gluing back resulted in a wrinkled Shar Pei type of look. I ended up replacing entire panel and looked for leaks at the time which there were none. Seems that the adhesive just gave up after too many southern summers.



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Ok, none of these people have an slk. chances ar your solinoid is leaking. it's pretty easy to change on this car given the size of the liner. trying to reglue prob won't work.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013


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SOURCE: How to reattach a totally drooping headliner?

People have come up with all kinds of ideas to fix this. I usually just take a razor blade and cut it out all around the edges. If you do decide to have it recovered, you have to replace the material anyways.

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SOURCE: 1997 SL Saturn Headliner Removel

search google for the saturn fourms they had detailed instructions with pics . The short answer is all plastic trim around the top or doors from the windshield to the back window. The top of the dash needs to come off too It just pops off pretty easy . all clips you can see when the trim is pulled back a bit from the bottom and use a screwdriver to pry the clip out or it will break . you need a star wrench set to remove the setbelt bolts. the passenger handle is a pain I cant remember that one .

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SOURCE: 96 jeep grand cherokee headliner

you might need a set of torx or allens but as far as i know there shoulnt be any problem.

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Just got my out. So, I thought I would tell everyone how to do this. First you have to remove the coat hooks, rear lights, handles and visors. My wife did these so thaey must be easy (just kidding babe). You don't have to remove the switches and lights up front. You will have to remove the wires later anyway. Now you have to remove the trim pieces at the A,B and C pillars. All these are attached with clips behind them. Use a long screwdriver (and cloth) to pry behind and loosen them. You will have to remove the seat belt on the B pillar. At this point you need to lay the back seats down and pop the three clips for the back speaker cover. Reach underneath and remove the wires. Slide the connectors off the clamp and unclip. This was a pain in the hands. Now the headliner is held on by a clip at the very back that I broke trying to get off. Also, there is velcro around the sunroof that you can use a long screwdriver to pry loose. At this point you unhook the wires for the front switches and it should be loose. Now comes the hard part. Bending the headliner to remove out the back door. I removed the neck support off th driver seat and moved all th way forward and up. I then really had to bend the headliner to remove. Lucky it is made out of a material the doesn't break easily. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: remove hooks to get headliner down

there should be a little cap that removes then you will see a screw

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