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Old 04-24-2010, 11:51 AM
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Tilt/Sliding roof woes

Here is the story:

My '86 SDL has the slide/tilt roof.
Well the cable broke off the transport bridge last year.
The instructions in the CD and ALLDATA both say to slide the roof back 3/4 to remove the header panel.
The issue is that the roof is locked and I cannot slide it back! I can force it to tilt up maybe an inch, but it will not move back on it's rails

Does anybody know how to defeat the slide lock so I can push the roof back and remove the panel?

It is now open roof weather and I am dying here in the dark

Also is anybody parting out a W126 with a working slide/tilt roof? I probably need a transport bridge and a cable...

Thanks!


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Old 04-24-2010, 11:57 AM
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I remember my dad doing something last time mine was stuck closed due to broken hardware by means of tilting it up as far as it would willingly go, and using something like a broom handle or yard stick to reach through from the back and pop the interior headliner off its clips that way and then went from there. Not positive though; it's been a while and I missed that part of the procedure in person.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:38 PM
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There is a thread here somewhere about someone who did this job on a W124, which probably has the same tilt/slide roof as yours. The thread has about 30 detailed photos of the sunroof interior. As busted says, the key is getting the inner liner to pop off of its snaps.

There's also a thread on another forum:

BuyMBparts Mercedes Forum > Chassis and Suspension > Modern Mercedes
"How-to tips on W124 sunroof repair"

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Old 04-24-2010, 03:29 PM
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I will do some more research...

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