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Old 09-08-2009, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help!!! - Sunroof problem

Maybe someone out there can assist me, I have a 1996 E200 Estate and recently when driving there is a very bad rattle from the Sunroof, I know you might be saying the car is 13 years old, but I would love to figure it out. When I open the sunroof upwards, the rattle stops but when it is closed again it comes back. Does anyone have instructions on the assembly of this sunroof as I have just found a part disconnected under the roof but I can't get at the whole assembly to see where is came from. Is it one for the Professionals?
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are a few videos about sun roof disassemble in the forum stickies. Since you are a relatively new member, I linked it here for you (scroll down a bit to the roof section).

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ml#post3574488

The stickies have lots of useful information so it is a good idea to familiarize with them.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks very much for your help loubapache
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just finished repairing my sunroof. I think the only thing that could cause a rattle, would be one of the 6 screws that hold in your sun roof are probably loose. My screws has lock tite on them. Put your sunroof in the full up position. The screws are behind the rubber fan like cover's. Check out the DIY videos for the sun roof. It isnt that difficult to get to those screws. Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea I am now having a similar problem but my sunroof is stuck closed and not even the manual opening/closing can move it. But I am going to try to fix it this weekend and these videos are going to be great help. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Get you some plastic pry tools from Harbor Freight for a couple bucks to keep you from scratching up your interior, well worth it. 4 Piece Nylon Pry Bar Installer Kit

Ok, if it is stuck, simply pull the flexible rubber boot that covers the allen screws on both sides of the sun roof off, as shown in the video, and unscrew those. Then you can lift out the glass sun roof and give yourself access to the mechanism. Good luck.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Right at the beginning of the step 1 video, teh tech appears to be prying the front plastic strip from the glass. But it is hard to see just exactly how he does that.

I have tried running a narrow wedge much like his between the glass and teh plastic, but it does not pry away. Don't want to break it!

Anyone done this and have tips on how to do it?

Is it necessary to remove that front strip in order to remove the glass?
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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For anyone else searching for clear instructions on how to correct a stuck sunroof, I found this great write-up on a UK site:

Mercedes-Benz Owners' Forums - View Single Post - W210 Sunroof woes and how to cure them
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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When your sunroof stops working, you WILL need this thread

I have just finished replacing the cables on my E320, installing new 2-hole cover plates and for good measure poly blocks to further keep those covers in place. This is a better link to the UK site (a must if you are attempting this job). I posted my learnings and mods over there:

W210 Sunroof woes and how to cure them - Mercedes-Benz Owners' Forums

PS: It would be an idea to put this in stickies.
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Guys,

I tried all the different ways to reset the opening and closing of the sunroof by holding the button while tilted, all open and all closed with the ignition off but in position 2 and no luck... What am I doing wrong?

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