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W123 - adjusting height of sunroof panel

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Peter C1974, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Peter C1974

    Peter C1974 Senior Member

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    Gents,

    My W123 saloon is fitted with a factory fitted manually operated sliding sunroof.

    The sunroof panel has dropped slightly on one side, by approx 2-3mm. When shut, the rear left edge of the sunroof panel is lower than the roof panel, which allows excess water to collect and drain down the nearside of the car.

    I tried pushing on the underside of the panel whilst operating the closing / locking mechanism but that doesn't seem to help.

    Any ideas how I can adjust the height of the sunroof panel in closed position?

    Regards,

    Peter C
     
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    Have a look at the W210 DIY thread regarding sunroofs in case that gives you any pointers.
     
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    I have no info on the 123, are not the side rails adjustable
     
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    Peter C1974

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    These are photos of the sunroof rails:

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    Do the rails look adjustable? I think that the screw fixings are just there to secure the rails to the roof and they don't feature any adjustment options.

    Any ideas?
     
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    I have a few things that I can print off tonight for the 123,,, they are the same as the 124 I think and I should find something there for you
     
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    That would be very much appreciated.

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    OK I have them ready to send :D
     
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    I tried sending you a private message but your inbox is full.

    Thank you.

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    It is always full :(:( 2 papers sent that should cover it all :D:D
     
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    Received, thank you.
     
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    Please remove you address in edit :D
     

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