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Manual close for sunroof

My sunroof wont stay closed. as soon as it closes all the way it pops back open. is there a way to close it manually? Hey man ... I have a '96 Audi A4. The sunroof opened all the way a few days ago and now will not close. When I flip the switch, you can hear the motor working, but the glass doesn't move. I tried the manual crank and nothing. The glass didn't move.
Once or twice previously, the roof would start to open (or close), stop, and go back to its starting position.

Do you think it could be just bent contacts?

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You can try cleaning and lubricating the runners. The sunroof will open as soon as it is obstructed, eg. A childs arm in the way of closing. The problem here is that you can hear the motor running, wich indicates a broken cable, or a stripped plastic gear.

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    Leon Duvenage Apr 30, 2017

    You can try cleaning and lubricating the runners. The sunroof will open as soon as it is obstructed, eg. A childs arm in the way of closing. The problem here is that you can hear the motor running, wich indicates a broken cable, or a stripped plastic gear.

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