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    Default Anyone ever removed the factory fit sunroof panel?

    As I mentioned in a previous thread, I've picked up a bargain replacement sunroof panel for my factory fit sunroof as the seal is knackered on my old one and they don't sell the seal seperately (it's sealed to the glass).

    Before I start completely dismantling the entire roof lining of the car and stripping out mechanism's I may not need to, has anyone ever changed one of these or had one out that can give any pointers first?

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    Answered my own question, had a better look at it tonight, 8 screws, all reachable from inside with the sunroof partially open and the whole panel just lifts out. Will do it tomorrow if I get time and take a couple of pics in case anyone is interested.
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    I don't have one but will be interested to hear how you get on Mr Ian ........................

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    Me too mate, would like to see the pics, hope it all goes well

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    The side screws look damn fiddly to get to, but they're all accessible and it looks simple enough. If the weather holds and it's light enough then I'm gonna have a go at tonight when I get home from work. Will take some pics naturally
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    Probably best to ask dean (plasma) he seems to be the one to take most things apart .
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    Heh, as always Bob, Dean was my first point of call, but didn't know. As I say, I've sussed it out now, it looks like a simple (if slightly fiddly) job.
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