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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Oct-03-2009, 02:23:24 AM   #1
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Default Hardtop Headliner Removal

My hardtop's headliner is sagging and I want to take it apart to re-glue it. Has anyone ever taken the hardtop apart? It's sagging like a 1974 Lincoln and needs to be re-glued. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a hardtop disassembly DIY? (I tried searching but didn't find much). Alternatively, anyone in the Miami area know a good interior shop who could do this on the cheap? Thanks in advance.
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Just put my hardtop back on for the summer and have the same question. So I'm reviving this poor orphaned thread. Anyone know?
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remove the rubber stripping on the edges and you should be able to get the headliner out.

You will have to use the correct glue or it will seep through the thin headliner fabric.
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Fish, did you ever get this completed? If so what glue did you use?

I just put my HT on today since it's chilly and gloomy out and noticed the fabric has pulled away. Probably from being in the garage with all the temp changes over the past three months.
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Additionally, if anyone knows, I looked around on realoem to see about just buying a new one. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...58&hg=54&fg=20 is the link.

#11 is the liner, but then is lists #12 as a covering left @ right. So if I read this right the headliner doesn't come with the fabric already on it? What a crock. so it looks like you are better off just re-gluing your fabric since you would have to do it to a new one anyway.
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Additionally, if anyone knows, I looked around on realoem to see about just buying a new one. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...58&hg=54&fg=20 is the link.

#11 is the liner, but then is lists #12 as a covering left @ right. So if I read this right the headliner doesn't come with the fabric already on it? What a crock. so it looks like you are better off just re-gluing your fabric since you would have to do it to a new one anyway.
Contact one of the guys from Tischer to make sure.
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Default Re: Hardtop Headliner Removal

WAIT... Dont folow any of the adivce for headliner removal in this thread...

Hardtops (for verts) have a very different procedure for removing the head liner...

PM me your email address and I will send you the info on how to remove and reinstall...
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Could you post the info here too? It'd be helpful to have in case one of us ever needs the info as well
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Fish, did you ever get this completed? If so what glue did you use?

I just put my HT on today since it's chilly and gloomy out and noticed the fabric has pulled away. Probably from being in the garage with all the temp changes over the past three months.
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My hardtop's headliner is sagging and I want to take it apart to re-glue it. Has anyone ever taken the hardtop apart? It's sagging like a 1974 Lincoln and needs to be re-glued. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a hardtop disassembly DIY? (I tried searching but didn't find much). Alternatively, anyone in the Miami area know a good interior shop who could do this on the cheap? Thanks in advance.
Hey all, I am new to the M3 forum and have only had mine for a few weeks. Never even had the top off yet due to winter conditions. But same thing is happening and I had been unable to find much info on it so was curious what fixes might be available. My fabric is in great shape but is so thin I am afraid most adhesives would bleed thru. Thanks in advance for any advise.
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Could you post the info here too? It'd be helpful to have in case one of us ever needs the info as well
Cant as it is in the TIS manual. I have PDF manuals showing proper procedures for removing the headliner...

I can email them to anyone that needs them, but I have not removed it myself, as I have not worked on my headliner yet.

The bodyshop that broke my hardtop trim did the work for me instead for free...
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