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Hello Saabcentral forum.

My name is Seth, I live in Branford Ct and drive a 2001 Saab 9-3 4 door 2.0T. I have had this car for about 5-6 years now since I bought it from a local Saab specialist I was working for.

Recently my headliner has started to sag (the thin cloth layer only) and I am hoping I can find a way to repair this. I would purchase a replacement however I have not been able to locate a used headliner locally. I would like to ask the community if there is a way I can repair this sagging that will at least look decent enough and keep the headliner from sagging. The only method I have experience with is the glue that is sprayed on top of the cloth layer. I did not think this worked very well last time I used this type of product. I will say I have not tried this method since I was a teenager so it is possible it was my inexperience or lack of knowledge that lead to poor results. My headliner is only saggin in the rear, basically from the rear side of the dome light assembly all the way back.

I am not looking at doing a complete relining of the headliner, as I do not think I can perform that procedure successfully on my first attempt. I am capable of removing and replacing the entire assembly but I am not confident about removing the cloth and relining (if that is even a thing that would be done). A repair I can perform in the car would be great, but I am open to removing if necessary.

Just a little background, I am new to saabcentral, however I have searched here for various reasons over the years. I do have a strong presence within many of the sim racing forums so the forum environment is not new to me. If there is anything I have done incorrectly with my post please feel free to let me know and I will adjust accordingly.

Thank you very much for your time.
 

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Glad to have you and thanks for posting. I've recently finished a mechanical rebuilt and all is good so far. I'm now looking at the cosmetics and I have the exact same problem. Ivery seen a few posts about finding a junk yard donor, but not too many repairs. Several mentions that the headliner needs to flex in order to remove it.
 
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