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#1 idaz

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 12:43 AM

The second to last rod on the headliner by the rear falls down when driving with the window open at speeds 40 mph or higher. At lower speeds or with the window closed it stays where it is. I can always hit it back up afterword. I am thinking that the glue holding the headliner by either the door or rear window seals is letting to much air and knocking down the rod. Any advice on this? I would rather not take the headliner off if possible.

 

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Edited by idaz, 04 March 2019 - 12:44 AM.


#2 pete l

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:05 AM

Don't the rods slide into the headliner material ? 

Who installed it ? it sounds like it has no been done correctly



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:20 AM

it sounds as though the plastic rod end(s) are at least partially broken and not locating properly in their slots.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:09 PM

Whoops forgot to add, its a 1993 mini with the later style headliner. Fall down is the wrong word, the rod stays in places its just the middle part the rod bends down.

It goes from ( like it should be to ) 



#5 Rorf

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 05:47 AM

Get your better half to take a photo when this happens and post it here. :proud:



#6 matt615

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 12:49 PM

A bit of wind shouldn’t be enough to knock the rod down. It sounds like the rod is damaged or not fitted properly.

I would carefully peel some of the headliner away, and have a look underneath to investigate. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to relocate the rod, or slide a new one in without removing too much of the headlining. Then glue the edge of headlining back in place.

Edited by matt615, 05 March 2019 - 12:50 PM.


#7 pete l

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:18 AM

If the middle part of the rod bends down, then you need a new rod, sounds like it's been bent and weakened or even snapped in two






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