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Where can I buy the sunroof motor / actuator?

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Matthew Jeschke, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Matthew Jeschke

    Matthew Jeschke Full Access Member

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    This is insane... So, the part is discontinued. However, there's other vehicles that used it. I found one by chance surfing eBay. It's the Mercedes Benz ML320 between 98 and 05. I think it's the same motor, pics look exact same and Siemens part number stamped on motor casing is the same. I ordered one, wish me luck. It looks the exact same, I'll see if it works the same. It's WAAAAAAAAAAY cheaper. Just paid $27 for the motor, granted is used, hopefully gears got some life left in them.

    Then I'm going to glue the gears back together in these two motors I have and hold them as spares perhaps or if somebody needs one on here maybe they can have these.
     
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    This is a parts hunt story for the ages.
     
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    Never seen this gruvenparts.com. I may have to search for the gear set. I seriously think this is a business opportunity rebuilding and or selling motors for these. They are the weak point in the sunroof design, no doubt, and they aren't made anymore. There's a million + of the 2000 to 2006 tahoes / K1500s out there. I'm certain most of them have experienced this failure, if not they will soon as plastic gears like this have a shelf life. They don't last forever.
     
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    That's why none are available. Millions of vehicle count with a known weak spot and everyone needs them.
     
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    oh wow you are awesome, genious of ebay search lol

    god was looking after me, i found one by mere clumbsy accident on ebay for $25 and promptly ordered it although it is untested

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    good luck searching
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=39+TOOTH&_sacat=0&_sop=15
     
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    I will have to dig through these gears out of curiosity and see if I can find the gear set that's in the transmission part of the motor.
     
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    tinkering around trying to rebuild gears with jb weld and wire before my replacement comes in lol[​IMG]

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    Geeezzzz.... Good close-up work. If I had tried that, my replacement package would have arrived before I completed the repair on the first gear.
     

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