Author Topic: 1969 w111 280 electric sunroof problem  (Read 1564 times)

rockingchairmotors

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1969 w111 280 electric sunroof problem
« on: April 09, 2017, 17:17:05 »
Hello

I have a 69 W111 280 with an electric sunroof.  I am having a problem getting the roof to close completely.

I know the W108/109 sedans have a place in the trunk to manually close the roof.  I also have the tool from a sedan to do it.

Does the coupe have a place to close the electrical roof manually?  I have nothing in the trunk.  Where is the manual mechanism located?

Thanks in advance
Jeff

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Re: 1969 w111 280 electric sunroof problem
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 09:34:51 »
You should have a sun roof motor in the trunk.  The place to fit the tool should be on the drive gear box at the electric motor.
Joe Alexander
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rockingchairmotors

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Re: 1969 w111 280 electric sunroof problem
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 13:59:31 »
I am starting to work on this car.

Did they ever put the sunroof motor behind the rear view mirror, in the roof compartment?   My car is a low grill 280 and that is where the motor is located.  I have never seen it there in any other car? 

I also do not have the emergency closing mechanism in the trunk.

I will try and post a few pictures. Thanks for the help

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Re: 1969 w111 280 electric sunroof problem
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 02:55:23 »
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Did they ever put the sunroof motor behind the rear view mirror, in the roof compartment?   My car is a low grill 280 and that is where the motor is located.  I have never seen it there in any other car? 

Huh? :o ??? ???

Aftermarket non-original-MB sunroof  ?

 ::)


Strange....

Achim

(electrical factory-original Webasto sunroof in his W114 with motor in trunk)
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