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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-05-2004, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Moonroof wind deflectors - Replacement

This is a repost since I only got replies with no relevence to my post. Still looking for answers.

One of the OEM wind deflectors on the left and right hand side of the moonroof of my 97 E320 has torn, see pictures - the first one is the torn one on the driver side and the other one is a picture of the good one on the pass. side.

I've ordered replacements for this but am not too sure on how much effort or expertise will be needed to replace these.

I'm looking for notes from your experiences on replacing these or recommendations if this is a job for the dealership.

Thanks,
Anil
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RE: Moonroof wind deflectors - Replacement

anilasher, although the blinds look complex and like they are intergrated into the sun roof, they arent.
they simply just snap on. look at your new ones, if you already have them, and you can see that they arent that complex. besides, worse case senario is that you pull the old ones off, realize you cant do it, and take it to a dealership anyway. i have faith in you. lol
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Steps I followed to replace them

Final result:

Replaced the torn wind deflector with a new one from *****************, easy replacement.
The deflector is clipped on at the top and bottom. Keeping the moonroof open in it's vent position allows you to see the clips at the end which can be unclipped easily using a screwdriver if you must.
Once those are off the others come off quite easily except for the last 2. The deflector needs to be slid backwards to unclip the last 2.

Putting it back is the same, align the deflector with teh grooves they are supposed to go into and slide in the front till the front 2 clips lock then just snap in the rest of them. No strenght or force is needed at any point.

I ordered 2 thinking I would replace both but the other one looks fine, so if anyone needs one for the passenger side email me.

Disclaimer: These steps are just my notes and describe the procedure I followed, they are not from an installation instruction set. Follow these are your own risk.
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