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Please Help,
I've seached the forums and cannot find this info,,

Does anyone have a parts list or know of a aftermarket reseller who may have parts for this roof.?? [:(][:(] The Local Dealer says they just replace the whole roof ($5600) in parts only plus a month for it to be delivered from Germany if its in stock.

The right side track is seized up the left track is fine. the emegency closing procudure does not work.

What should I do???[V]
 

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Pete -

this is the Skyview roof. the Panoramic one. Might be different.
 

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The bigger the sunroof, the bigger the repair bill. $5600 is outrageous!

I hate sunroofs with a passion (mine is also broken) and would never buy a new Mercedes with one. Yes, this makes buying a Mercedes difficult. The only reason that I have a sunroof is because I bought my ML used from a family member at a very low price.

I specially ordered a new Mercedes sedan from Germany just to get one without a sunroof. Most people don't realize that one loses about three centimeters of headroom with a standard sunroof. That's right, one has less headroom with a sunroof, not more.

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EXR - 4/20/2006 9:45 AM

Does anyone have a parts list or know of a aftermarket reseller who may have parts for this roof.?? [:(][:(] The Local Dealer says they just replace the whole roof ($5600) in parts only plus a month for it to be delivered from Germany if its in stock.
 

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EXR - 4/20/2006 9:45 AM

Please Help,
I've seached the forums and cannot find this info,,

Does anyone have a parts list or know of a aftermarket reseller who may have parts for this roof.?? [:(][:(] The Local Dealer says they just replace the whole roof ($5600) in parts only plus a month for it to be delivered from Germany if its in stock.

The right side track is seized up the left track is fine. the emegency closing procudure does not work.

What should I do???[V]
Call up Potomac German Auto (www.pgauto.com) and see if they have a used one in stock.
 

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Potomac doesnt have the roof but do a search online for Mercedes Parts and there is a shop in Central FL that has one for 1250, shipped I think they were asking 1500. I am going to toy around with replacing the roof with a non-sunroof/skyview roof model. I found one in my color and I was told roofs have been replaced on smaller car before.

Also I would find a friend with a indoor garage and park it there until you see the post with the parts laid out so you can probe around in there yourself to free the jammed part. Otherwise you will be like me and have a cracked front bolt and a free moving first plate (I have since locked this down with a slab of aluminum and rivets)
 

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Yup I tried EVERYTHING - the left side works but the right side is stuck. its stuck so bad that the Left kept moving and snapped off some of the posts on the right - its fubar. I dropped it off at a sunroof shop at the request of the dealer that I bought it from. they say they'll have a specialist look at it and let me know what I already know. So add another skyview to list of defective parts on the ML. To add insult to injury my rear left door started the machine gun funk issue when I remote locked the doors at the sunroof shop. What else is going to crap out...[xx(]
 

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haha mysky view works fine, even after it broke a glass whileit was going back, pieces of glass are still on its tracks and i havent bothered removing them. It still works fine and even keeps shattering the glass because of the power it open and closes with.
 

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The sunroof shop called me today and said they have to keep my ML until they order parts from Benz - so far the dealer is agreeing to pay for the repair as the roof had a problem from day one and they promised to fix it when I bought my ML in October.

We'll see what happens when they get the bill...

wish me luck.
 

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Lawdy, lawdy. I see what I have to look forward to with the skyjam roof!:mad:
 

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How many or you have had this problen in or out of warranty?

Has anyone/group of people tried to go after MB to make this roof defect a recall or is it just too late.

And has anyone found a place that knows how to fix them rather than just replace them.

I still can't find a reseller of these Webasto Lamella roofs.

I did notice something weird on my ML though the connector is labelled with the VW/Audi logo, do any of you know which VW/Audi has the same roof? I'm gonna call the local VW and Audi guys to ask them if they have any experiance witht them.
 

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Its Fixed after a month plus 11 days - The dealer had a sunroof specialist fix it part by part - I will post a parts list of what was replaced soon :)
 

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What's the status re: your fubar sunroof. Virtually the exact same thing has just happened to me: the left side seems to work fine; the right side jams at about the 3/4 closed point, and will not move. I kept tinkering with it, and f'd it up even worse. It used to open freely, but stop closing at the 3/4 closed point, and occassionally I was able to pull it beyond that point and actually get it almost closed. Today, it stopped opening. When I tried to close it, it got to the 3/4 closed point and jammed up completely. Now I can't move it at all. How's that for repair work! The motor makes noise as if it's trying to work, but no movement. I'll try to close it manually tomorrow, but given your story, I'm not hopeful. I was wondering where you stand. You have had a couple months to deal with yours, and I'd be appreciative of any advise you could give. Look forward to hearing from you.
 
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