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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sunroof not closing properly – w111

The sunroof slides well, however it does not lock properly when closed. The handle turns almost to the locked position but it will not turn all the way – missing a fraction of the turn. The sunroof almost close, but I can see it is not lifted the last 1-2 mm to be fully closed. I assume it is something with the rear part of the sliding mechanism/locking mechanism.

So my question is whether I have to remove the sunroof to get access, or is there any other issue I should/could look at before I remove it?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 02:02 PM
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This guy has good kits to get you going. https://mercedessource.com/problems/...ilting-sunroof

You can use sil-glyde as a lubricant instead of the MB stuff. NAPA AUTO PARTS


I dont know W111 , but most sunroofs you remove the headliner by opening roof 1/2 way, then pull down front edge of headliner and then pull whole thing out up through opening.
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Thanks, and it’s done. Rather simple to remove it and adjust the locking mechanism. However, the main reason was than previous owner had used a too long fitting screw/bolt for the chrome plate surrounding the handle – hence the handle could not be turned all the way to the locking position :-) Anyway the sliding roof need to be greased– and some minor rust spots where found. Some TLS to be done – not any major problem.

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