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Map light removal on a 2008 Ford f350

How do you remove the map light on a 2008 Ford f350? The vehicle has a sunroof and the two map lights are surrounded by an oval-shaped, plastic trim ring. I pull down on the ring but it feel like it is about to snap. I believe that it is held in place by some platic clips and I don't want to snap them off. The rear dome light went quickly. The map light seems to be a bit more involved and delicate.

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I had the same issue with my 2008 w/ moonroof. It's tough but you just have to evenly apply pressure on both sides and pull it straight down. There's two pressure clips that are holding it. I replaced with LEDS, the rear was tough as well!

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OMG! TALK ABOUT SCARING THE HELL OUT OF YA! Swore I broke it... Grab from front

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    And back the oval ring and pull down like u want to rip it off the roof. Pops right out!

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In the shop manual it states on vehicle with roof opening to :
Pull the interior lamp down and remove the lamp from the retaining clips.

On one without the roof opening it states to remove the lens then Release the 2 retaining clips (through the access holes) and remove the interior lamp.

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My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited sun roof does not want to open.


If your motor is audible and your fuses and connectors are okay, you may have to take a close look at the plastic gear parts up in the roof. The nylon parts do wear out since they are in the roof and more exposed to different temperatures. If any of that mechanism fails then your sunroof will stop working even if the motor is still good. It is a bit of a PITA to get to it since you will have to remove the headliner to get at the mechanism and then identify the worn part and replace it CAUTION: The sunroof system is timed from the factory so that the motor shuts off automatically when the sunroof window reaches a certain position. Extreme care must be taken when removing the motor, timing may be thrown off causing possible damage to the sunroof system. Anytime the motor is removed from the sunroof assembly the sunroof glass panel must be in the FULLY CLOSED POSITION or the unit will be out of timing. The drive motor cannot be reset to the park position after being removed.
CAUTION: The sunroof motor should only be powered through the vehicle battery and sunroof wire harness. Applying power to the sunroof motor leads will cause failure of the control module.
Move glass panel to the fully closed position.
Move glass panel to the fully closed position.
Remove the A-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/A-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the B-pillar upper trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/B-PILLAR UPPER TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the C-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/C-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the D-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/D-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the sunvisors. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/SUN VISOR - REMOVAL)
Remove the overhead console. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/OVERHEAD CONSOLE - REMOVAL)
Disconnect the control switch wire connector.
Remove headliner as necessary to gain access to sunroof drive motor. Refer to Headliner Removal and Installation for proper procedures.
Disconnect the drive motor wire harness connectors (Sunroof Drive Motor and Express Module).
Remove drive motor fasteners and remove motor from the sunroof housing

Sep 29, 2016 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Folks -

The "gearbox" is unfortunately under the headliner with no easy access. If you are also experiencing a clicking sound when the motor is activated, the regulator track had slipped position and will need to be reset.

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Removing the map light assembly (process below) may help in your initial diagnosis, you can feel the motor mounting screws and the motor assembly to determine if their loose.

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I have been through this problem twice now. The first time the motor / gearbox came loose from it's mounts, began slipping (click, click,click), very nasty sound. I remounted the motor with threadlock on the NEW ALLEN HEAD screws, but alas.. two years later (mine's 2006) it slipped again.. I need to drop the headliner once more and have a look. If you would like a copy of your 05/06 FSM, drop me a line.


Here's the RESET procedure from the FSM, absolutely gospel, no other way to fix it:

Sunroof Motor Assembly Note:

Note
• If the guide is removed, initial position setting of the sunroof motor will be required. After installing the sunroof unit, perform initial position setting using the following procedure.

1. Press the TILT UP switch to fully tilt up the glass panel.

2. When the glass panel reaches the fully tilt up position, temporarily release the TILT UP switch and press it again for approx. 13 s continuously. Continue pressing the switch until the glass panel automatically stops at the fully tilt up position after reaching the mechanical lock position.

3. When the glass panel stops at the fully tilt up position, temporarily release the TILT UP switch, then press it again within 5 s and hold.
Note

• Press the TILT UP switch continuously until the glass panel opens to the fully open position, returns to the fully closed position and then stops.

4. Release the TILT UP switch when the glass panel stops at the fully closed position.


ALSO, Here's the clearance adjustment specs for having the glass panel in the correct resting position:

GLASS PANEL ADJUSTMENT

1. Fully close the glass panel.

2. Measure the gap and height difference between the glass panel and the body.

3. Loosen the glass panel installation screws and move the glass panel to adjust.

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Standard clearance a: 0.2-2.2 mm {0.008-0.08 in} b: 0 mm {0 in}
4. Tighten the screws.

5. Insert any available thin plastic card between the weatherstrip and the body, and verify that they are sealed. (There is resistance when the plastic card is moved.)

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• If they are not sealed, perform Steps 3-4 and adjust again.

MAP LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Insert a tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver into the gap between the headliner and the map light.

3. Press the tab and remove the map light.

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4. Disconnect the map light connector.

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5. Remove the socket, then remove the map light bulb.

6. Install in the reverse order of removal.

SUNROOF UNIT DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

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1 Screw A
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3 Sunshade stopper
4 Screw B
5 Sunshade
6 Deflector
7 Screw C
8 Sunroof motor
9 Rear drip
10 Guide
11 Decoration link
12 Front drip
13 Tape protector
14 Short cord
15 Frame

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How to install replacement sunroof motor on a 1999 Pontiac grand prix


Important: This sunroof system is timed from the factory in order to allow the actuator to shut off automatically when the sunroof window reaches a certain position. Use extreme care when removing the actuator from the sunroof module. This may cause the timing to be thrown off. This may damage to the sunroof. Anytime the actuator needs to be removed from the module, ensure that the sunroof window is in the fully closed position.
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