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Old 11-21-2006, 04:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Glass sunroof

I was wandering around autotrader.com this morning and looked at a '92 300SD (I know, I'm not thinking of buying it. I was just curious). Anyhoo, in the picture it had a glass sunroof, and I was wondering, is it possible to replace the standard sunroof on my '93 500SEL with the glass? Would it be big bucks for a junkyard (ahem, excuse me auto recycler)?

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Old 11-21-2006, 06:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was wandering around autotrader.com this morning and looked at a '92 300SD (I know, I'm not thinking of buying it. I was just curious). Anyhoo, in the picture it had a glass sunroof, and I was wondering, is it possible to replace the standard sunroof on my '93 500SEL with the glass? Would it be big bucks for a junkyard (ahem, excuse me auto recycler)?

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yes, it can be done.

if you can locate a cheap enough glass sunroof at a junkyard, then go for it!
if your metal one rails are in good shape, i ll buy it off of you
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Damlier,

There are 2 service bulletins that cover the retrofit:

work280 = instructions and parts list
77_008= looks about the same
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Hey Damlier,

There are 2 service bulletins that cover the retrofit:

work280 = instructions and parts list
77_008= looks about the same
exactly, it is in the WIS, thats why i said it can be done.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you look at the bulletin it requires you to remove the headliner add bellows, use a fixture to align the glass. They allowed 3.5 hrs shop time if you have all the parts including the sliding panel (colored), angle pieces, bellows, front trim, and glass.
They dont mention it but the weather seal has a different part # for the glass.
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Has anybody ever successfully pulled this retrofit off? Show pictures!
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FYI sliding roof with a glass is called moon roof and metal sliding roof is called a sunroof
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Yes it can be done if you can get a cheap enough glass sunroof assembly...eddie set me up as my metal roof had a bracket damaged anyway.... So if you can drop the headliner and be patient it can be done....My 1992 500SEL now sports a glass roof....
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Damn it! You guys have stirred me up for another project...
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