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Panoramic Roof Blind

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chrisb72, Oct 2, 2011.

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    I've managed to damage the clip that fastens the fixed rear sunroof blind.

    Has anyone any experience in fixing this problem. Looking at the catch I think it's a dealer fix rather than a DIY fix.

    No doubt it won't be a cheap fix, but probably needs sorting as I can no longer close the rear sun blind.

    Any help appreciated.
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    Same happened to me - probably a week after i bought the car (now out of warranty). Would be interested in hearing the best (cheapest!) way of getting this sorted also
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    I suspect the heat coming through the glass has over time weakened the plastic making it brittle.

    It chose the wrong time to break in this mad October sunshine!
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    My dealer isn't prepared to estimate over the phone so will have to pop in at the weekend!

    Anyone know how hard it is to remove the roof liner on a sportback as I think that would be stage 1 to fixing this problem?
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    Got a quote from my dealer today and as I suspected it's not a cheap fix!

    New sun blind £149
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    3.5 hours labour

    Coming to a total of £482

    I'm not rushing to have it fixed at this price and wondered if anyone had an inventive ideas that might not cost as much money?!
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    Here are a few pictures of the broken catch...

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