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Hello all,
I have the panoramic roof option (without magic sky) and I find the glass way too dark for my liking.

In the UK, I have contacted various main stream glass replacement companies and the dealerships themselves but they say its a one option only :(

Can not find anything on the internet suggesting I can replace the glass unit with a more clearer one either - leading me to believe I am stuck with what I have so before I throw the towel in...
Does anyone know if this can be done at all?
 

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My guess is no because the glass is cast specifically for the application and there wouldn't enough demand for an aftermarket part.
The only option might be retro fit magic sky.
 

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The only option might be retro fit magic sky.
I looked into this and it was £4000/US$6000/CDN$7600 at which point I decided to wait until I replaced the car. And even then, as a £2000 option I couldn't bring myself to do it.
 

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And even then, as a £2000 option I couldn't bring myself to do it.
Now, I could forgive you this if what I see in your notes is what I think - Twin Squirell - as in Ecureull2?? It is just sitting there, waiting, outside the house??
 

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Now, I could forgive you this if what I see in your notes is what I think - Twin Squirell - as in Ecureull2?? It is just sitting there, waiting, outside the house??
I wish! I share it with 24 other people in a flying club syndicate. I don't fly much anymore. I don't really have the time or the money to spare. The last time I used it was at the British Grand Prix. Which felt extremely cool at the time.
 

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Wow - OK so it is what I think it is and you own a 24th of it and I guess contribute a 24th of maintenance - yes, you are definitely forgiven not spending 2k on an option..!
 

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Hello WJA96,

For the Magic Sky in after market, did you take information to Mercedes Benz or another specialist ?

Missel.
 

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Hello WJA96,

For the Magic Sky in after market, did you take information to Mercedes Benz or another specialist ?

Missel.
It was a UK retrofit specialist who would have bought the parts new from Mercedes-Benz then charged me the time to fit them.
 

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Hello all,
I have the panoramic roof option (without magic sky) and I find the glass way too dark for my liking.

In the UK, I have contacted various main stream glass replacement companies and the dealerships themselves but they say its a one option only :(

Can not find anything on the internet suggesting I can replace the glass unit with a more clearer one either - leading me to believe I am stuck with what I have so before I throw the towel in...
Does anyone know if this can be done at all?

.....even on a bright sunny day? You do surprise me.
 

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Hello WJA96,

Thank for your answer.
Can you tell me what was the cost with the part ?
In PM if you want.

I saw on net the price for magic roof in retrofit, it was double price of the orginal option (more than 4000 €) without the installation ...

Missel
 

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Hello WJA96,

Thank for your answer.
Can you tell me what was the cost with the part ?
In PM if you want.

I saw on net the price for magic roof in retrofit, it was double price of the orginal option (more than 4000 €) without the installation ...

Missel
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I never got as far as an itemised quote. I would say as they quoted me £4000 (€5250) for the retrofit then €4000 for the parts and €1250 for the work sounds about right.
 

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Hello WJA96,

Thanks for your answer.
The price is :surprise::NX: :crying:

I found a Black Nike cap, this'll do the job...:grin:

Have a good night.
 
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