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Old 07-22-2010, 01:42 PM
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You might be correct, but I honestly don't remember why I pulled the sunroof interior panel, fortunatly it adds less than 5 minutes to the job.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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PDF Instructions

To make it easier to use these great instructions in your shop, I put Babymog's instructions into PDF format for printing.

I had to split them into two files because of forum file size constraints.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:36 PM
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I have the headliner out finally. I took my time, there are a lot of parts that have to come out, and I wanted to take it slow so as not to break anything.

It is surprising how thin the headliner board is, it is pretty fragile.

The old foam/glue mixture is very sticky, it took me some time to get the smears off of the MBTex with bug/tar remover.

I was planning to use a stiff brush to remove the old foam from the headboard, but with it being so sticky I am wondering what method you (that have already done this) used.

Also, the part of the headboard that clips into the 7 fingers of the sunroof is just a fold of the board and on mine it has cracked and separated. This seems to be a fairly important part of securing the headliner. Once I get the foam cleaned off it maybe I can hold it together with RTV?

I'll go and take a picture to show you what I am talking about.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:47 PM
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So here is what I am talking about:

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Thanks babymog! I've got to save this. I'm getting some sag/foam disintegration in my 124 and this is very helpful.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:36 PM
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I think I'd side with 3M super trim adhesive where it won't show, if it will show then "stick" with the 3M-77 trim adhesive (not as high strength, but the super trim adhesive will bleed red into the headliner, don't ask how we know).
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:12 PM
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Now that I have the headboard cleaned up and "de-foamed" (what a mess) I see those strips that are held in by the teeth on each side are actually separate plastic parts. I had thought my headboard had cracked. Not so.
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Headliner replacement -- E300D

With Jeff's advice and photos I had a fairly easy job removing and replacing the sagging headliner of my '95 E300D. Cleaning the goo off of the old headliner was probably the biggest part of the job. Rags and lacquer thinner got the job done. A local upholstery shop applied new headliner fabric for $60 complete. It isn't Mercedes fabric but only an expert can tell as the color match is near perfect (besides, who looks closely at their headliner?). Since a new Mercedes headliner is now $600, I felt that this was a very acceptable compromise.

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I spent the evening catching up on a little work on Brutus, a '95 E320 Sedan. Replaced the inner door panels, and realized that Dave (Sixto) has really raised the bar on DIYs. So the next project was to replace a sagging headliner, installed a factory-new auto-dimming mirror while in there, repaired the visor mirror lids, installed the optional rear-seat reading lamps, and removed the optional (Special Edition) phone overhead display module.

This is for the later (bonded) headliner, starting in '90 I believe. The early one is a bit different, but less prone to sagging.

Pardon me if I don't know how to integrate text with photos, I'll do my best.

First step is to open the sunroof half-way. Then carefully tug downward on the front edge of the inner-panel of the sunroof (don't pull carelessly and bend it), there are four "christmas tree" clips holding it to the sunroof steel panel.

Once un-clipped, you can slide the inner panel forward. Open the sunroof the rest of the way, slide the inner panel forward until you can slide it up and out of the opening.
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I am trying to remove a sunroof headliner on a 190e. I saw how to pull it off and I see where the clips are but, they just won't come off. I applied a lot of force and actually didn't bent or break anything...so far. I also used some plastic pry tools for trim removal, but they are all bending and do nothing good. Any ideas what tool or what method should I be using to unclip these stubborn clips?
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