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Sunroof replacement I need to replace the the sunroof of my 1990 Acura Integra Hatchback because the frame of the glass is very rusty. I already got a used one to replace it with, just don't know where to start in removing the paneling. How do I go about this?

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  • spotink Feb 03, 2009

    It is electric and it does have tracks. When it opens, the glass goes inside in between the ceiling paneling and the roof. Also as you open it, the glass lowers down a bit to get in between the space where it retracks (roof and panelling). Also that means when you close it, the glass lifts up at the end so it's level to the roof.

  • spotink Feb 04, 2009

    The concept is simple, the glass and the frame that holds it just need to be replace with an identical one that I already have. I know I can do it, but like you said I need the instructions. I just don't want to start prying panels and end up bending them to a point that they no go back to it's normal shape. Do you know of a site or a manual that I can get a hold of that will show me how the panels are removed? Just need to know where the clips and what kind they are so I can use the right tools. I hate to break them considering that the car is 19 years old (but in great shape). They're probably delicate to work with by now. 

  • James Tepfenhart
    James Tepfenhart May 11, 2010

    Is it electric, or manually engaged. does it have tracks or a lift and swivel to move it. I need a lot more info

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You need to be in the medium or higher range of skill to do this. I am recamending you get a set of directions and go over it very carefully. Retracking a window can be painfull for some one who has done it before. If you don't have or cant get a set of directions then you really need to think about having it done. I would recamend having one with no motor put in.. Nothing to break on it. The tracks and clips are really tough.

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  • James Tepfenhart
    James Tepfenhart Feb 04, 2009

    they are very delicate, and made of plastic, the ones on my car cost $300 each. Its cheaper to buy a new window and have it installed than it is to purchase the clips. Thats why I said you may want to put in a manual one instead of the electric. Also remember some of the gears are plastic also. so be carefull. I have not found any site that just gives the info out for free, but if your willing to pay just do a google search, and you can find plenty of them.

    tepfy



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