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i put up the sun shade but now it wont come down. it will move down maybe an each and stop. what could be the problem?
 

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Is the motor running? If not then your problem might be related to the motor cable. If the motors moves but the shade is not retracting, give the shade a tug at the bottom as would to retract sun shade on your window, the spring around the spool should retract the shade into the housing. If this is the case, then the spring around the spool is loose.
 

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Do these things ever work as designed?

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cyberdyne said:
Do these things ever work as designed?

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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.


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Hmmm, I guess you never hear about the ones that are working properly. :)

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cyberdyne said:
Hmmm, I guess you never hear about the ones that are working properly. :)

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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.
 

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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.


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Where can you purchase a new rear shade from? Is this a dealer or aftermarket item? Ebaymotors.uk.com?
 

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I can still get you new ones state side.

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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 !

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Re: Rear Shades

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 !

talbir
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.
 

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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?

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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?

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Yes you can, but don't need to;) Take a look at the panel, and you'll notice pre-cut switch holding areas.
 

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I've never had a peek at the underneath of the panel, but at the very least you'd need the switch?

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The switch is $10 and slots straight into the coin tray once you have made the cut-out, which is already marked out on the reverse side.

And you need a two core loom to run from the shade to the coin tray....and at the switch, supply a +12V, ground and night-illumination wire, and job done !

The metal bar and bracket that the shade runs up along the screen on is still available from MB....approx $20, although they are different for SEC's and sedans, the bar being longer for SEC's. The shade itself is identical for both vehicles.

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Here are the parts and MB part numbers for the accessories that you "need" if you want to do an official install (besides the actualy shade, of course). Most expensive being the wiring harness and the switch, the rest really is peanuts so you can get extras of the parts that are known to fail (spring and "Seele"/track). Prices are in Euro, and all are available through MB.

Accessory list - SEC version

A1265402513 63,36
A1248210451 17,24
A1268120125 9,87
A1268120120 11,36
N000551004026 0,40
A1248120034 1,06
A1269900451 4x 1,84
N007983004267 2x 0,98
A0008120387 10,20
Total 116,31
 

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Thanks Kalifornia!

Do these part #'s apply to the SEC or SEL?

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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.

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Would you happen to have the part # for the shade itself? The shade isn't model-specific I take it.

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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.

talbir
Part A1268120120 (Lagerbock) is also specific to the coupe.
 
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