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1992 Volvo 940 Gl Sunroof Problem

The motor runs when I try to open or close the sunroof, the sunroof even attempts to move. It seems as if it's off track. Can anyone tell me how to remove / repair my sunroof

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    David S Feb 25, 2009

    jrbay, thanks for your response. I am very comfortable performing this task on my own. I have just never done it before. I handle all my won repairs elsewhere in the vehicle. If you dont mind i would appreciate details on how to repair it? Thanks drs

  • David S
    David S Feb 25, 2009

    jrbay, I am a do it yourself-er, just need the steps if you dont mind? Thanks for any assistance you can provide.




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It is a rather involved procedure requiring the removal of the headliner and all the related trim work of the interior of your car. If you have never done it before it is quite likely to cost less to take it to a dealership for repair.

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