sunroof cable

Hello, I was wondering how to install a sunroof cable in my 1981 300sd?

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Does it move at all?

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The cable is shot but the motor runs fine, the roof wont open at all, I ordered the cable and was wondering how to install it?
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If the motor runs but the roof won't open, more than likely the cable has hemmoraged out of the tube. If this is the case, replacing the cable and trying to close up the split in the tube is a waste of time and money. Been there, tried that..... a few times with customers that did not want to fix it right the first time.
From the inside, gently stick your finger tips between the front header and the edge of the sunroof liner. You have to pull it down enough for the front edge clips to disengage. Then slide the liner all the way back. Now look at the cable where it comes out of the casing and connects to the lifting bridge. Is it bowed out and you see the white nylon slides on the cable? If yes, you need a new cable and casing. When it hemmorages out of the casing, it runs past the gear drive of the motor. To replace the casing, you will need a glass shop to remove the rear window. Then you drop the headliner down from the rear. The casing goes into the left rear corner of the trunk.
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