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Old 02-13-2001, 11:21 PM
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my 87 300e has a broken sunroof. the cables are fine, the arms inside actuate. the only problem I see are these 1" plastic hinges are broken. how would I go about dissembling?
I'm not sure what I'm looking at so I cannot describe the problem that well.
your comments and questions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-14-2001, 07:59 AM
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To do any sunroof repairs the roof panel must be removed! The first part that must come out is the headliner. Not a DIYer in most cases. Many MB shops struggle with this repair. Try looking in the W124 chassis CD for work instructions.
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:50 PM
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I have a similar problem. Dealer quoted me close to 2 grand adn wanted a week to do it. I priced all the parts myself at close to $900. When I can save up I will let the dealer handle the headache of it all. It seems like very complicated and tedious work. Definitely not a weekend project.

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Old 02-14-2001, 07:00 PM
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I see that the US models get the same roof systems as we have! The plastic parts in these sunroofs break a lot.
Adam, the W124 sunroofs are difficult to (dis)assemble...
The sunroofs in the later W202 and W210 are a lot easier to work on; the electrical versions in the W124 and later W201 are terrible; I would not try to repair them myself if I did not know exactly what to do...

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