Yep - they work perfectly in all my 126's that have them.cyberdyne said:Do these things ever work as designed?
Well, as talbir says, they are simple enough design. The problem is as our car gets to this age, either the motor or spring is tired. The mechanism itself is simple enough, it's the get to them part that's tough. You had to took apart your rear parcel shelf and you probably know what I am talking about. Add to that the hassel of having to deal with rear power seat if you got 560SEL.cyberdyne said:Hmmm, I guess you never hear about the ones that are working properly.
Where can you purchase a new rear shade from? Is this a dealer or aftermarket item? Ebaymotors.uk.com?talbir said:Yep - they work perfectly in all my 126's that have them.
They are simple mechanical items - spring loaded blinds. Mostly it's a case of either a tired motor or the spring tension weak, both easily fixed.
Hey, guys, thank you for replying so quickly. I'm interested in the rear shade for my 86' 420SEL. It has burgundy interior. Hence, I want to know the best way to proceed with this project.talbir said:New w126 shades are dealership items - but they pop up on ebay often enough with brand new ones going for aprox 120 to 150 Euros.
IF your car is a post 85 w126, but does not have a shade, it is an easy install, as the markings for the cut-outs you need to make are marked out on the parcel shelf.
If it's a pre 86 w126, the markings will not be there and it makes it a slightly more difficult task but still easily doable.
IF the colour of the shade housing does not match your interior, it is fairly straightforward to remove the housing fabric and fit matching fabric, using a w126 parcel shelf which matches your interior. I have done this twice now and no-one would ever know that the housing fabric was ever changed !
Yes you can, but don't need to Take a look at the panel, and you'll notice pre-cut switch holding areas.cyberdyne said:If you are retrofitting this into your car, wouldn't you also need to procure a different heated seat/horn panel for the window shade switch itself?
Part A1268120120 (Lagerbock) is also specific to the coupe.talbir said:The only thing applicable to the SEC and not to the sedan is the sunshade guide rail - the one quoted above is the SEC guide, 126 812 0125.