My 97 Jetta' sunroof was open to the tilted airflow setting and now wont close. I have tried the manual closing and that dosent move it at all. When I press the close and open button i hear the engine working and I see a little shuttle go back and forth on the left side but not the right. What should i do to get this thing fixed or at least closed
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Re: Jetta Sunroof Stuck Tilted
SOUNDS LIKE RT GUIDE CABLE IS BROKEN OR STRIPPED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH SUNROOF REPAIR YOU REALLY DO NOT WANT TO LEARN THE HARD WAY AS IT CAN BE EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING BEST BET DEALER OR UPHOLSTERY SHOP
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Sounds like sunroof is stuck, motor can't overcome load. Cheap test: car off, interior light turned on try to move sunroof, does light dim? If yes motor is trying to move but can't. If light does not dim then motor not getting power.
The side steel mechanism maybe jammed or worn, or possible foreign object jammed within the mechanism. Ii will require taking the sunroof apart, unless you can free it. Possible sunroof mechanism replacement. Hopefully this helps
Check the owner's manual. There should be a section showing how to manually close the sunroof. You will use an allen wrench to turn the gears manually, I just don't know exactly what size or where the hole is located. It is typically located right behind the sunroof with a plug covering the hole in the headliner.
you can open and close you sunroof "manually" remove the plastic cover next to your sunroof and dome light buttons (above your rearview mirror) there is an allen wrench stored inside... insert the wrench into the corresponding hole and you can close or open you sunroof by turning the wrench
tilt the sunroof into vent position as far as possible then press and hold the same switch for 30 seconds until you see it move release the switch and immediately press and hold it again the sunroof will close and open fully then close again do not release the button until it reaches the closed position for the second time.