Great job ! Thanks for the write-up and pics.I allowed the glue a little over an hour to dry. And then held the tension rod (for lack of a better term) that the shade is wrapped around in place while I rotated the shade to build tension (exactly how the shades that they used to pu t in houses work).
It looks like the plastic being broken was causing the problem. The rod needs to be held in place in a slot -- and when the housing was cracked, that slot was no longer able to hold the tension rod.
I have it installed back in my Jeep now, and the sunshade is opening and closing just fine. Still, I intend to be very careful with it -- if I even open it at all -- because of the repair and because it was vulnerable to breaking in the first place.
Moral of the story: If you are going to allow your drunk adult friends to ride in the backseat, make sure that the sunshades are retracted so they don't get any crazy ideas ....
I'm late to this party, but is there an actual replacement shade for the skylight shade? We bought a 2006 Commander Limited last week and the shade won't budge...do you think just cutting it off and tinting the skylight would accomplish the same thing? TIA!