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Old 02-05-2019, 07:15 PM
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Pano blind pops and sticks before retracting

before the travel begins on the rear panel cover... it sticks and takes a second before it releases and then resumes normal travel

what type of grease/lube should I use and is it ok to just apply it to the track? I hate to lug the car to the dealer if this is a simple resolution

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before the travel begins on the rear panel cover... it sticks and takes a second before it releases and then resumes normal travel

what type of grease/lube should I use and is it ok to just apply it to the track? I hate to lug the car to the dealer if this is a simple resolution

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If the blind is designed like the rear window blind retracting is done by a spring that rolls the blind up much like the normal household window blinds do it.. The end of the blind moves with steel rods that expand and retract.

If it hesitates there is something that prevents the roll-up process to start freely. It could be something stuck on the blind material that does not want to allow the roll-up to start but then jumps over the "hump" and works.

I had a similar issue with the rear window blind that had some noise insulation foam fallen on the roller that then would not start immediately. The blind got very loose first before then finally starting to roll up.
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Use silicone grease on the pano window track. Clean the track first, then apply the grease.
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Use silicone grease on the pano window track. Clean the track first, then apply the grease.
This isn't exactly your model, but look at the video and you will get the idea.
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Use silicone grease on the pano window track. Clean the track first, then apply the grease.
The OP is talking about retracting the blind. The action for this is mechanical rods pulling the end of the blind back. His issue, I believe, is that when he retracts the blind the end starts moving but the roll-up function takes a delay. He can see this as the canvas gets loose before the spring loaded roll-up takes place.

Did I understand this correctly Peter?

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The OP is talking about retracting the blind. The action for this is mechanical rods pulling the end of the blind back. His issue, I believe, is that when he retracts the blind the end starts moving but the roll-up function takes a delay. He can see this as the canvas gets loose before the spring loaded roll-up takes place.

Did I understand this correctly Peter?
Arrie my friend, as always, you nailed it. What do you think I should do? I'm under ELW warranty would this be covered?
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Arrie my friend, as always, you nailed it. What do you think I should do? I'm under ELW warranty would this be covered?
My MB ELW covered the popping roof noise and it should cover your problem too.

Just check first that someone did not stick jewing gum or something on the blind close to the end where it rolls up when it is fully extended.
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