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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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300ce ('88) sunroof

Just bought the car, and the sunroof works, but doesn't come up flush on closing. There were a few birs of plastic floating around in the guide channel, so I imagine something is busted in there. Surely SOMEONE has tackled the mighty 124 sunroof and won...??

Some directions or a least warnings would be much appreceiated.

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I think you might be having the same troubles I had.... damn plastic sections,

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Thanks....I hope I'm not as far down the road to hell as that...mine will open and close OK, it just comes up about 3/8 of an inch from flush to the roof. My thought was that whatever guides there are along the track the sunroof runs in may have disintegrated (thus the plastic pieces), so that the sunroof isn't pushed up completely into place.

In any case, I have no idea how to get a look at how all that works up there. I guess there is a way to pop the headliner loose from the sunroof?...without tearing or breaking anything? and then does that give me access to any of the mechanism I'm suspicious of?

ANY advice is welcome! Thanks. And that was an amazing digression to the rollever photos. Hope I don't wind up with anything like that in my album. I'm pushing 60 but still find myself taking corners like a 17 yr-old now and then.

Thanks again
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My advice is not to use it. If you can get it closed properly then leave it closed. My wife's just started refusing to pop up in the back and the indy repair quote is $800.

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