Sunroof Opens , but will not close!

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Cream 280SE
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Sunroof Opens , but will not close!

Post by Cream 280SE » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 7:34 pm

Hello all

The sunroof on my 1999 E430 will open to allow the beautiful sunshine and fresh air in!

But the thing will not close to stop the rain and bird poo out!!!

Have to manually close it with that emergency tool thing!!

Any suggestions as to what it might be?

Thanks

Daz

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Ivanerrol
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Re: Sunroof Opens , but will not close!

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 10:18 pm

Roof may require re synch

While the roof is in the open position push the switch up and hold for 6 or 7 seconds.
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Cream 280SE
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Re: Sunroof Opens , but will not close!

Post by Cream 280SE » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 6:42 am

Thanks, I shall try this when I arrive home

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Re: Sunroof Opens , but will not close!

Post by Cream 280SE » Fri 20 Apr, 2018 6:01 pm

Hi Ivan

Tried your advice today , and it worked!!!! Than you got the handy hint!!!

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Re: Sunroof Opens , but will not close!

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 20 Apr, 2018 8:53 pm

There's another way of doing it - works sometimes.

When locking the car with the remote, hold the remote lock button down for 5 - 6 seconds. The roof should close and resynch.

The remote feature also works with open windows.
if you forget to close the windows, holding the remote lock button down for 3 -4 seconds will start to close the windows - and the roof.

W220's also require resynching after changing the battery.
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W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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