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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2007, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Question C230K 2002 panoramic sunroof problems

I have a 2002 C230K coupe the sunroof won't close. I tried the manual crank but only one side closes the other side (drivers left) just makes a gear grinding or not ingaging sound. Any suggestions? MB wanted $180 just to diagnose the problem. Is there a repair manual out for this car yet, I have yet to find one? The only positive is we're on a drought. Are others having problems?
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I had a problem with my 2004 C230K (warranty expired 6 mos ago) sunroof... it got stuck open!!! I had to put a tarp over it until I took it to the MB dealer. The service associate check with the service manager to get a rough estimate to fix it. This rough estimate was... are you ready... approx.$5,600!!!. Incredible!!! They stated they would have to replace the whole sun roof assembly, lower the roof liner, etc. I was flabbergasted!!!
I took the car to a local mechanic who worked on foreign cars... he fixed it for $336 by replacing the broken part in the SR sliding mechanism.
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I had the same problem with my 2003 C230K. The sunroof got stuck open and I actually had to remove parts myself to get it to close (I live in Florida so getting it closed was a neccessity). Our dealership estimated $3,000+! I took it to a local mechanic who specializes in German cars and he's fixing it for me. Don't go to the dealership and you should be fine ;-)
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All I can say is Thank God I don't have to deal with your dealerships. Fortunately, I had a similar problem with mine and took it to my dealership. If I remember right it was under $200, quick easy - Without pulling the invoice, I want to say a bit under an hour labor and the part. I suppose it is like anything else, there are good ones and bad ones out there.

It does make me wonder if those were exclusive MB dealerships, or Chevy, Buick, Toyota Hyundia and Kia....along with MB all under the same roof with the same shop? I've always felt the manufacturer mixes for a dealership probably had some quality trade offs, but nothing to really base that on.
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