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Old 11-11-2017, 07:13 PM   #71
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Welp... guess what. Headliner just turned 3 years old and it's sagging in the exact same spot as before. I glued it for now, but yeah, it's going to obviously get worse. I hate this cheap garbage. How much did you guys pay to redo the headliner aftermarket?
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:40 PM   #72
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I'm gonna tackle it myself in the next month or so I think.

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Old 11-11-2017, 09:29 PM   #73
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Welp... guess what. Headliner just turned 3 years old and it's sagging in the exact same spot as before. I glued it for now, but yeah, it's going to obviously get worse. I hate this cheap garbage. How much did you guys pay to redo the headliner aftermarket?
$350 at an independent upholstery shop. VW wanted almost $1,000 because they replace the whole headliner part, not just the fabric.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:50 AM   #74
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$350 at an independent upholstery shop. VW wanted almost $1,000 because they replace the whole headliner part, not just the fabric.
I was looking at slightly used headliners in good shape as to replace the headliner doesn't involve much at all, so I'd just tackle myself, but $350 seems like a deal.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #75
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I was looking at slightly used headliners in good shape as to replace the headliner doesn't involve much at all, so I'd just tackle myself, but $350 seems like a deal.
I looked in to replacing the headliner piece like you but it seemed it was a pain in the ass to do. Also, I wouldn't buy another VW headliner because chances are very high that it will sag again.
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Not necessarily the glue, the foam comes apart and lets go. You can DIY for about $70 in materials, scraping the old stuff off the headliner board and 3M spray glue the new material on. $350 for a shop repair is not bad, that's about what a replacement costs from VW.
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Well i did use a breaker bar to snug up that nut instead of a torque wrench.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:21 AM   #77
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Not necessarily the glue, the foam comes apart and lets go. You can DIY for about $70 in materials, scraping the old stuff off the headliner board and 3M spray glue the new material on. $350 for a shop repair is not bad, that's about what a replacement costs from VW.
I had my headliner replaced before and it was noted on the paperwork as a $790 repair... do you mean just the headliner piece?
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Yes, I was referring to just the part. It's not a hard job, just fiddly and took me a couple hours.
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Isn't it essentially just removing all the handles above the windows, the visors, and the dome lights and pulling it out through the hatch? I've removed the dome lights and all that madness before on individual projects. Didn't seem challenging.
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^^^I would think the A, B, & C pillar covers/trim would have to come off/out as well
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:46 PM   #81
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^^^I would think the A, B, & C pillar covers/trim would have to come off/out as well
Could be right. Maybe pulled back at the very least. B-pillars are easy as shit though. I found a high-rated mobile service with excellent reviews that can do it same day at my house. Might give it a try.
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I did replaced and this DIY is very helpful. I am not sure some one already posted.
http://www.myturbodiesel.com/wiki/he...-mk5-vw-jetta/
Not really need to replace retainer clip and white trim plug and I bought them and never used.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:56 AM   #83
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Welp... guess what. Headliner just turned 3 years old and it's sagging in the exact same spot as before. I glued it for now, but yeah, it's going to obviously get worse. I hate this cheap garbage. How much did you guys pay to redo the headliner aftermarket?

You have to be kidding me. So your 6 year old car has essentially gone through two headliners. That's insane as my weekend car (1993 Cobra) is 24 years old on the original headliner that still looks like new.
I guess my newly replaced headliner will fail again too in a few years.
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You have to be kidding me. So your 6 year old car has essentially gone through two headliners. That's insane as my weekend car (1993 Cobra) is 24 years old on the original headliner that still looks like new.
I guess my newly replaced headliner will fail again too in a few years.
The way I see it, you can probably get 3 years total out of a VW headliner in a tropical climate.

My MKV GTI had this happen, fortunately it was a lease, or it would've likely happened again. Also, my ex's MKIV Jetta had it happen.

Another reason I won't buy another VW. Literally the only car brand I know who doesn't care about recurring problems unless government agencies force them to.
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