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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:31 pm 
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Car Model: 1992 Saab 900 s
melle wrote:
Here you can see one of the plastic fasteners holding the upholstery in place; there are two and they push/ pull out. The other side of the shelf upholstery clips under the side/ headliner moulding, just pull on it to get it out.


The screws on the hinges can be accessed without removing any of the upholstery.


The shelves are spot welded to the body. If they're sagging, you can try and gently nudge them upwards, be careful not to crack the welds. It might also be beneficial to only bend the "tracks" where the parcel shelf rest on, e.g. with an adjustable spanner. I just did this and installed the plastic trims CaptainBoom kindly sent me (thanks!) and it completely solved the issue on my car.

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the great quality photos, so basically you just pull it straight out! I tried tightening the screws on mine but believe it or not it’s actually quite awkward to get a torx allen key in at the top screw without making Austin Allegro of the little upholstery bit, it’s nearly directly over the screw. I also tried already with a adjustable spanner gently lifting up the runners which helped a lot. I think my problem is a combination of everything, plus the sagging/ warped parcel shelf itself.

When i get the car back from the garage I’m going to do everything again you said and I’m going to take the parcel shelf out and try and straighten it out with lengths of wood and g-clamps, and leave it for a few weeks in the house. At the end of the day it’s made of wood so it should straighten out with enough time and force. I was actually considering making a new one out of MDF but I’ll try this first.

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