Fixing the Pluriel roof and buying spares.

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Hi All,

here's thanking you in advance. I just bought an 05 pluriel, and all was well until the garage man tried to force the roof open :(

Anyhow it is now hanging down from pretty much half way along the car, it looks like some of the slider bows have been broken.

I am at a loss as to how to attack this task, I called citroen for a price on the slider packs and they want £110 per side (inc vat)

So I guess what I am asking is

is there anywhere cheaper to buy the sliders, ?

are they all the same part or different (front to back)?

are they right and left handed?

and what is the best way to tackle the job and get it back together? I haven't tried operating the roof at all, didn't want to attempt it.

Apologies for such a shopping list on my first post :)

thanks again
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Hi jimbo81
jimbo81 wrote:So I guess what I am asking is

is there anywhere cheaper to buy the sliders, ?
No, Citroen are the only supplier for new. If you want second hand, try breakers or the ever useful ebay (here).

If you can prove you are a genuine reseller then you can get a trade discount at Citroen, but I don't know what you need to prove this.
jimbo81 wrote:and what is the best way to tackle the job and get it back together? I haven't tried operating the roof at all, didn't want to attempt it.
There is a topic in the tips section for pluriel roof repair here which has some pictures and the tips section is in need of some more pluriel roof guides.
jimbo81 wrote:I am at a loss as to how to attack this task,
Its a very mechanical system and you will have a steep learning curve.
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 90000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks for the reply :)
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 90000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Would it be easier to replace the entire roof? and how does the 'cassette' I have read about come? if I buy secondhand will it have the sliders etc built in or do I need them independently?

Apologies for noob questions, I am just trying to look at the easiest potential method
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jimbo81 wrote:Would it be easier to replace the entire roof?
Its not easy to replace the entire roof mechanicals but if its easier than replacing some parts, possibly.
jimbo81 wrote:if I buy secondhand will it have the sliders etc built in or do I need them independently?
I would imagine that depends on the seller. If you go for a breaker as suggested above, then you can ask for whatever parts you need.

This topic Pluriel roof (here) and this topic Pluriel roof 2 (here) have diagrams that can help show parts. The cassette is the drive system that retracts the roof.
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks for your help guys, I can buy an 03 car with everything working, but the bodywork is really bad but roof is fine. Will this fit my 05 car? the 03 is I understand the older roof/

apologies for dumb questions, but its all new to me. :)
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Not sure if you have fixed your roof but I have just repaired my roof with new sliders and I could run you through the process if needed
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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That would be perfect thanks. :)
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