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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Retrofitting sunshade to W126

Hi, I am not too sure about others but I always like the electric sunshade ( 2 metal poles from each side- folding) from the likes of W140.

The original W126 shade is too expensive and the widely use of similar design shade on local manufactured car ( Proton) does put me off slightly. The mechanism of the shade is not as slick as the folding one too.

After a long search and a try out on a W140 Shade, I bough myself an aftermarket one for Toyota Corolla Altis.

Got this done today. As the shade assembly is quite long ( 2 inch longer than the lenght of the innermost portion)
I have to ask the interior shop guy to remove the smaller speakers and made a cut on each side to form a groove for the blind to sit in.

The extra holes were covered with carpertted board.
Since I broke one of the housing for the rear speaker cover, They are fabricating one for me and to be collected next week. At present, just gonna do without.

The wiring to the blind is quite easy and the guys did it for me too.
Since is a one piece assembly, the original Brake light housing cant be used and I have to replace this with a LED one, which surprisingly turned out quite well.

The only draw back is that the top of the blind is about a inch shorter from the windscreen, but looks decent enough from outside and inside.

here are some pictures:

Blind down, almost like OEM finish, happy with that

Blind up. noted 1 inch short at the top.

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Back seats refitted. The scorcing hot sun in Malaysia on the way home

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 12:30 PM
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Excellent mod, well done
Perhaps a thin strip of window tint across the top of the window might lessen the effect of the gap

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Nice job! I picked up a C126 SS from Dr. Grillz and retrofitted it to my coupe.

Again Good job!

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I have a w140 shade but i have no idea how to plan to put it in. any suggestions?

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CK300SE nice retrofit, some day I plan to install a shade back there on mine. Would raising the base of the shade be too impractical, that could eliminate the gap on top if it's doable. Later.

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