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Old 09-08-2007, 08:32 PM
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w124 sunroof About to Calk it Shut

I came in today after assessing the damage in my 124's sunroof. It's really not that bad in terms of what's wrong.


It's broken to the point that I can't get it to slide back. I've read enough about sliding roofs to know that the interior liner is taken out by sliding the roof back a little. I can't slide it. It won't slide back. I tipped it up for a second (One side still is able to go up into tilt. The other side has broken lifting arms). When I did this I found out why the one side won't raise. (See the pictures of my broken lifting arms. I managed to get one piece out)

I want to take the whole thing apart (maybe... )

But can I get the liner off without sliding the roof back. I can't get it to slide back because the arms are broken and it won't go down to slide back.

The easy way is to just calk it and forget it. I'm tempted to do that.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:08 PM
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DIY exploratory sunroof surgery? Without hesitation I'd spend an afternoon at the Junkyard pullin parts possibly an entire sunroof intact. Not knowin alot about 124 sunroofs thats where I'd begin.

Always healthy learning experience pulling parts at the boneyard, helps you sharpen skills for install operation with no fear of makin mistakes like trashing the liner there. And bring yer own battery into the yard if you require electrics for the junkyard adventure.

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Old 09-08-2007, 11:04 PM
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I had issues with the sunroof in the 87 I had. Mine could still be opened with the switch but wouldn't close. It had to be closed by hand which was a PITA. So I jammed mine shut and pulled the fuse to remove any temptation to mess with it again.

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Old 09-09-2007, 12:07 AM
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Cecily has a post somewhere about a W124 sunroof. I'll see if I can find it......

Here it is......

Project Sunroof: Phase I
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