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DONT BUY A CAR WITH A BROKEN SUNROOF!

DONT ATTEMPT TO FIX YOUR BROKEN SUNROOF!

DONT TAKE YOUR SUNROOF APART!

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I did all three...

The S/R is a PITA, but it is fixable. I have done several DIY's on the subject. The "Timing" still eludes me. But the tracks are easy to fix.

What is wrong with yours?
 

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my angles were broken. grabbed some from the jy. didn't document the disassembly.

thought i could set my panel in for a short trip without securing it. it blew out and got ruined. grabbed a new one from the jy.

put the new angles and new panel in but didn't do it quite right and didn't have any paste.

all was well as it was until i could fix it 100% but i kept fidgeting with the button because some air would seep in from time to time.

well all that fidgeting just cost me another angle because it broke.

seriously, i took this apart months ago and i am not organized nor do i have a memory of what i did and the service manual is useless.

so come visit the finger lakes wine country and fix my roof bc i am not awesome like you.
 

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thought i could set my panel in for a short trip without securing it. it blew out and got ruined.

well all that fidgeting just cost me another angle because it broke.
I think I can imagine the curses and the @#$%^ thoughts going through your mind when all that happened and even now

:)

Cheers
 

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My guides broke a while ago, i replaced a whole bunch of parts, my mechanic did the work, its like new now.
 

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My buddy just seriously offered me $1500 as is. Sunroof is broke, a small rust spot on each fender under the turn signals, passenger seat switch has a short somewhere. 14X,XXX miles...
 

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My buddy just seriously offered me $1500 as is. Sunroof is broke, a small rust spot on each fender under the turn signals, passenger seat switch has a short somewhere. 14X,XXX miles...
Oh geez mike! All I have to say is that I'm glad my car doesn't have a sunroof. Considering selling? Sounds like you're fed up. Wish we would've gotten to that roof this summer, time flies. Best of luck bud! Shoot me an email/call if you need any help.
 

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you wouldn't have all this trouble w/ a gen one car. no tilt, but far simpler mechanism. but still it's a PITA i aggree
 

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Oh geez mike! All I have to say is that I'm glad my car doesn't have a sunroof. Considering selling? Sounds like you're fed up. Wish we would've gotten to that roof this summer, time flies. Best of luck bud! Shoot me an email/call if you need any help.
Yeah I think I might sell it. It is a very nice car overall and wouldn't take muc to make it perfect but it's not a color combo that I am crazy about and I am just so frusterated with the whole thing.

I just placed an order yesterday morning for the 3 specialty tools to properly put the sunroof back together and then this happened. The tools were only $2 for the r/l alignment adjusters and $30 for some pliers :confused: but still annoying.

You will be getting an email from me as we need you to be our webmaster for the club :D
 

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If the job is too complicated to do yourself, pay someone who knows what they're doing to fix it. There's no reason to get mad if you don't even know what you're doing
 

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you wouldn't have all this trouble w/ a gen one car. no tilt, but far simpler mechanism. but still it's a PITA i aggree
Maybe that's why mine has never given me any trouble? Thank goodness for that because I use it all the time and can't live without it..lol. I did spray the tracks with some silicone lube just to help things along, since I don't have any of the official MB lube and it's a pain to get any.
 
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