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      Headliner wire adhesive

      Got my headliner and sunshade out using the excellent write-up. Going to send it to an auto upholstery shop.

      What do you use to attach the wires? Hot glue? I got some Liquid Nails type construction adhesive I thought would work.

      Or tape them to the roof with Gorilla Tape?

      What did you do and how did it work? I want to get this right... Any rattles will drive me crazy!

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      Amazing Goop. Great adhesion, stays soft, removable, water proof. I use it for all kinds of things. Home Depot, Michael's, etc. Doesn't matter what version (plumbing, household, etc.). They are all the same thing with different marketing.

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      I tried Gorilla tape but it didn't stick too well.
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      I don't know where u live, but no matter where, my advice is not to use hot glue. It melts at extremely low temps. Since the roof gets the most heat, it may come back to bite you. After all the work, having glue oozing out and ruining your new headliner would be terrible. It's not hot glue, but I used something equally suseptible to a little heat called "easy plastic" or something like that on my jaguar. I needed to replace plastic protectors that kept the convertible top wires from contacting metal. Everything went well, but I didn't even drive the car before the ambient temperature melted my new parts.

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      I'm in St. Louis, and it gets extremely hot in my car - no tint, black interior...

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      Definitely find something that is high heat. I've never seen the headliner, so what do the wires do? Could something as simple as silicone from a caulk gun hold? Or is there tension and weight involved in the cable's job? What looks to hold the cables originally? Maybe an industrial supply might have something appropriate

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      There are wires that run above the headliner to the 3rd brake light, map lights, sunroof, vanity mirrors. Originally, these wires are glued to the headliner with a flexible clearish-brown glue. The purpose of the glue is just to hold the wires in place so they aren't rattling around.

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      And don't forget in the V50, the rear window sprayer hose!

      I'm surprised nobody has suggested 3M spray adhesives, such as Super 90.
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