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Sunroof will not close

I open my sunroof today and now it will not close it acts as if the passage side moves before the drivers side like it is twisting then the driver side hit the top of the roof and stops please help not looking to take it in to the shop if it can be a easy fix

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  • rkvrede Dec 06, 2008

    I also have a 2003 with the same problem. Took it to the local dealer and they said the whole unit was had to be replaced ($1000.00). For $60. they shut it until I find a better solution.

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In my experience this is not an easy fix, the Sunroof rail is either broken or the sunroof has jumped the track because of a foreign object or misalignment. Either way unless you know how to take the sunroof apart I would take it to the shop.

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