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Old 1st March 2010
Vigilance Vigilance is offline
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I have a 1999 SAAB 9-3SE convertible. On the inside of the car under the lining there are these things that go across the roof that keep popping off on either side and poking down into the ceiling lining. I can slip these things back onto the bars they go around but they eventually just pop off again. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should fix this?

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Chris
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Old 2nd March 2010
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I think that any number of us might be happy to help, but I am at a loss to understand exactly what you mean. Could you take a picture of the area or at least give us a better description of what you are seeing?
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Yes..it is going to be popping off...the plastic half-tubes that attach the lining to the top bars are probably not holding well...they can be screwed to the top bars on each end but sometimes the plastic splits and it just starts to pop off.. you have to look behind the lining and see if the top metal bars have little holes at the ends.....i ended up screwing a new half-tube plastic pieces about 2 inch long on each end that would hold the long bars...i dont remember what i used for that..anything that fits over the old tubes will be good..just cut it so it is about 2 inches long and screw it in at the ends..ohh i think i had to cut a gap going to the middle of my new piece for the lining fabric piece that attaches to the plastic tube...

i don't know if i will be able to be clear enough to understand what i did to fix it
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