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Old 11-02-2002, 12:56 AM
Todd One
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Outside ambient temp display & sunroof

I have a 1987 420 SEL. My outside ambient temp LCD is about half black. I have purchased a replacement LCD, but I'm not sure how to change it. Do you have to remove the instrument cluster, or can you reach it from the bottom? I have recently purchased this car with 138,000 miles. The sunroof will only open about 6 inches, then stops. You can still hear the motor run, but the roof does not proceed. When it closes, one side appears to close before the other, resulting in a small gap, which can be corrected by moving the sunroof switch back and fourth a few times. Any ideas what may be my problem and how to correct? Thanks!!
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Old 11-02-2002, 02:11 PM
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Yes, you have to remove the instrument panel, but that is extremely easy. It just pops out as a unit.

I have a similar problem with the sunroof. Most likey it is probably needed cleaned and adjusted. You can DIY. Open it about half way and remove the headliner piece. You shoud see a cable. Remove the cable and try to manually move it back and forth. If it slides easily, it is your cable; if it does not, take the rails off and clean them.
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