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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just replaced the headliner and sun roof shade panel, and I have a question?
On each side of the sunroof, there is a guide rail that the rubber bellows are attached to, and the bellows expand when the sunroof is tilted up at the back.
At the end of the metal rail is a plastic clip.
I was reinstalling the rails, and there is no mistaking how they fit, but I need to know how to engage the clip at the end on the rail, or what it engages to????
Here are 2 pictures of the rail and the clip. Any help would be appreciated.
I posted this 19 days ago, with lots of views, but no responses:cry: This is all I need to finish the job.....
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This might help you:
w201s are the predecessor of the w202s and I have briefly read that the sunroofs are similar and possibly interchangeable. Possibly following the same parts/protocols for re & re.

I am presuming you have reviewed the w210 and w124 YT videos for their sunroof diys to look for similarities?
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I just checked the link, and there are no similarities, All the upholstery is installed, and the sun roof operates fine, and I can manually move the shade cover.
The truth of the matter is, I have never opened the sun roof, except on a few occasions when I am parked, just to make sure it still functions from being closed for so long, and to lubricate the seal..
The bellows, according to what I understand, is to deflect wind, and rain water from getting in if the roof is open in the rear tilted position, and the rails are somehow, also is related to moving the shade panel automatically.
I can just leave them out, and not worry about it, but I an a little anal retentive, and a perfectionist. I am accepting this as a challenge to figure it out, even if I don't use the roof.
I am sure I will keep the car until I die, which could be sooner than later, as I am almost 80, or until the wheels fall off.
Are you in Toronto, or the Ottawa area? I am a Canadian, but living in Guatemala for over 35 years, Born in Winnipeg, grew up in Toronto (Mississauga), then Calgary, and Vancouver.
Anyway, I appreciate you comments, and you wisdom has helped me more than once.
 

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Ah, Winterpegger. Your still a Spring chicken working on cars - nice to hear.

I enhanced your photo for others to see: I know I saw a photo of this end part/piece today, in another post - dont recall where though ...humm.
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The photos in this link arent the greatest. Perhaps, you'll find/recognize a photo.
If it's not clear enough, let me know and I can try to enhance it.

EDIT:
In my w124 folder. bookmarked
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I do a lot of "Gut Wrenching", and it keeps me busy and amused. I have had the old timer 230 for years, and without exaggeration, it is probably a 95 out of 100. I have a new neighbour as of last week, and he has a MB wagon, so I will tell him they are trash, and he should sell it to me....I need more things to do.
Thanks for the attachment. It was interesting.
 

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I do a lot of "Gut Wrenching", and it keeps me busy and amused. I have had the old timer 230 for years, and without exaggeration, it is probably a 95 out of 100. I have a new neighbour as of last week, and he has a MB wagon, so I will tell him they are trash, and he should sell it to me....I need more things to do.
Thanks for the attachment. It was interesting.
Keep us posted on any new findings/ enlightenments you may discover.
 
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