Sunroof Jammed W124 500E

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by paddy@polyposta, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. paddy@polyposta

    paddy@polyposta Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi, need to fix my sunroof.........any one done this?

    Paddy
     
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    What are the symptoms?
     
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    it's jammed :)
     
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    :) indeed its jammed.

    Was sliding it back, moved about 9 inches then made a grinding noise, so closed and tilted up! Went up but then only one side would come down again, managed to push other side down. Ian W had a look at it and reckoned just a small part needed but didn't want to do the work as not exp in that area

    Paddy
     
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    The motor may well have gone on it. On my W202, this happened, it would open but then wouldnt close and then would tilt but I had to bring it down by using an allen type key. I'd get it properly looked at by an MB specialist or another indie who could also carry out repair or replacement if needs be.
     
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    If you unclip the sunroof interior panel at the front, an slide it back, you can see most of the arms/guts.

    Possibly one of the arms has broken, they're cast metal so the can be a bit fragile, they're easy enough to change.
     
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    definately an arm broken by the sounds of things...

    I know why IBW doesnt want the job though.. it took me about 4 attempts and two arms at almost £90 each before i got mine fixed...

    Also you cant help but get the roof lining all dirty and its a pig to clean properly.


    if you can get the roof to slide back a few inches then thats a saving grace as you will be able to unlip the lining and slide it forward and off the roof...
    Just pull down on the lining (with roof slid back a few inches) and slide it forward.

    Then you will be able to see the track, arms etc..
     
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    Mercedes in Preston quoted me 6 hours labour to do this job on this car. Plus parts. Another indie not far away quoted the same 6 hours.
     

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