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Trying to replace the sunroof switch (2000 ml320) and don't want to do any damage. Suggestions as to how to remove the console holding the switch?

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  • hlthtour Jul 21, 2010

    need clearer illustration of the removal of the overhead console. Just need to get to the switch to replace

  • hlthtour Jul 21, 2010

    Well, duh, I sorta suspected there would be hidden screws and such - nice to know just where they are... A schematic that I could read would be the super answer!



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Mercedes-Benz Truck 2000-05 - Sunroof
Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove the overhead console. Refer to the illustration for screw and mounting clip locations.
  3. Remove the rubber molding from around the sunroof opening on the headliner.
  4. Unplug the connector from the motor.
  5. Pull the headliner down slightly then remove the screws securing the motor. Remove the motor.
  6. Installation is the reverse of removal. If installing a new motor, synchronize the motor by pressing and holding the sunroof switch in the open position. The sunroof will move to the end, move back an additional quarter turn then stop. Once stopped, release the switch.

    trying to replace the sunroof switch (2000 ml320) - 58d19f6.jpg
    Fig. Exploded view of the overhead console assembly

    Fig. Exploded view of the sunroof motor assembly

  1. The switch is integrated into the over head console assembly. Refer to the illustration to remove the console, then remove the switch from the console.

Hope help with this.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • hlthtour Jul 21, 2010

    The overhead console assembly removal picture wasn't clear. And, that's what I need; not interested
    in the sunroof motor. Just don't want to use brute force on the console and break something.

    Would it be possible to send a clearer picture of the console removal part?


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If you want to do this right and not damage anything in the process I recommend you get the Haynes Repair manual on your vehicle so you will have a diagram of the screw locations and clips.

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  • hlthtour Jul 22, 2010

    Just checked on the INet and there doesn't appear to be a Haynes Repair Manual for Mercedes... at least not for 2000.

  • James Young Jul 22, 2010

    It is available through, Auto Zone and advance Auto parts as well as O'Rielley's Auto parts. There is also a Chilton's manual on the vehicle available.

  • hlthtour Jul 22, 2010

    Thanks. There's an O'Riellys near so I'll check there.


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Hi! THe console that holds the sunroof switch has concealed screws. You will have to look for square or round like covering that covers the screws. You may need to push the seat to the back a little to look for more screws. Once you gain access to the screws you can start on removal. Look for plastic snaps too that may secure the console. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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