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Sunroof works, but when in closed position the roof won`t come up to seal position at rear.

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The sunroof needs to be adjusted-lookjust below the glass on the inside on the sides-there should be 4 screws/bolts- loosen the rear ones and pushup then retighten the screws/bolts-cheers Denny

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Hey Paul, there are limit switches integrated into the motor on your sunroof, usually if it stops completely its because it detected a restriction, such as leaves, or dirt, if there are no visual sign then with the key on hold the switch to the full open position for 10-12 sec then hold it in the close position for the same, cycle the key and see if it reset. The motor can fail as well but it's not very common.. Do u hear any clicking from the motor area when this occurs, also check all fuses to be safe as well,..

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My sunroof is stuck open its acting like it wants to close but goes back


If you have a 740 with an electric sunroof, when the roof is in the fully closed position you should be able to push the closed switch again and have the rear of the roof pop up to the 'vent' position. If you have a manual roof, after it reaches the closed position you feel a bit of resistance; you then continue moving the crank in the closed direction and the rear of the roof should pop up to the 'vent' position.
If your roof does not move at all, you must NOT pry up the rear edge manually as there are cast tracks at the rear of the panel that hold it in place and you will break, bend, or damage the tracks, roof or the panel.
Most likely it is out of alignment and too tight for the minimal leverage applied by the motor to move it, as well as being thoroughly gunked up. The secret to lack of motion is most likely binding in the up and down motion of the panel. If manual, try moving the crank back and forth, bearing in mind that the first motion the roof makes is that up and down motion at the rear of the panel. If there is resistance to the crank motion immediately, there is 'likely' to not be any damage in the screw mechanism, just binding of the panel in the roof.
If nothing moves as you move the crank towards 'vent', push up gently through that small rectangular opening inside the headliner on the rear of the panel to help it along, by just pushing it free of the roof. The tracks at the rear of the panel move the panel up and down, either to pull it down before retracting or to pop the rear of the panel up for the 'vent' position, and if they are damaged or too gunked up, they will resist opening. The device that is connected to the motor/crank via screw cables slides back and forth in these tracks, raising and lowering the panel, which will not be possible unless you can move the crank/motor. Try to get it high enough to be able to peer inside the roof from the outside to unhook the headliner clips - once you get those, all is revealed and you will be able to see why your roof is not functioning properly.



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2002 Jaguar XType Sun-roof one-touch operations reset


I had this issue and found the solution around, worth sharing and it takes 30 seconds: <br /> <span> <li>Press the sunroof switch forward to move the sliding roof panel into the tilted position.</li> <li>Release the sunroof switch.</li> <li>Press and hold the sunroof switch forward until the sliding roof panel moves slightly. This may take 30 seconds or more.</li> <li>Release the sunroof switch.</li> <li>Immediately press and hold the sunroof switch in the forward position. The sliding roof panel will move down and rearward to the open position, and then forward into the closed position. Do not release the sunroof switch until the sliding roof panel has stopped completely.</i></li> <li>Your sunroof panel should now be aligned.</li></span>

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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.
Remove the sunroof window. Refer to Sunroof Glass Panel Replacement .
Slide the sunshade fully rearward. Move the sunroof window to the vent position. Remove the sunroof screws (two on each side). Remove the sunroof window from the module.
Place the sunroof module in the fully closed position. Remove the headliner. Refer to Headlining Trim Panel Replacement in Interior trim.
Tools Required ?€¢
J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover


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J 2772-C Headliner Installer

  1. Remove the sunshades. Refer to Sunshade Replacement .
  2. Remove the overhead console, if equipped. Refer to Roof Console Replacement .
  3. Remove the sunshade retainers. Refer to Sunshade Anchor Replacement .
  4. Remove the power sunroof switch, if equipped. Refer to Sunroof Switch Replacement in Roof.
  5. Remove the sunroof trim lace, if equipped. Refer to Sunroof Seal/Molding Replacement in Roof.
  6. Remove the dome light, if equipped.
  7. Remove the coat hooks. Refer to Coat Hook Replacement .
  8. Remove the assist handles. Assist Strap Replacement
  9. Remove the rail lamp. Refer to Roof Side Rail Lamp Replacement in Lighting.
  10. Remove the windshield side garnish molding. Refer to Windshield Pillar Garnish Molding Replacement .
  11. Remove the upper quarter trim panels. Refer to Rear Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
  12. Remove the center pillar upper trim panel. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
  13. Pull down on the door opening weatherstrip seal on both the front and the rear doors.
  14. Remove the 2 rear retainers (2) using J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover. Disconnect the headliner electric harness at the right side of the rear window shelf. Rotate the right front seatback to a horizontal position. Remove the headliner from the vehicle through the right front door.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the actuator.
Important: Before removing the actuator, ensure that the pins J 41718 are tight and holding the cable.
Thread the J 41718 into the front sunroof window screw hole in order to retain the cable adjustment. Remove the sunroof actuator screws. Remove the sunroof actuator from the module. Did you look for a video on youtube ?

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I have Mercedes SL500 2003. The hardtop in my car seems not fully closed, I can see that it is around 2 mm away from front seal. In addition, I can hear air leaking inside the car during driving. I heard...


  1. Move the sunshade rearward to the open position.
  2. Separate the mechanism covers (2) from the tabs (1) on the glass panel.

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  3. Verify the sunroof glass panel is in the fully closed position.
  4. Loosen the forward attaching screws (2) on each side enough to permit the front of the glass to adjust up or down.
  5. Adjust the front surface of the sunroof glass panel 0.00 mm to 2 mm (0.00 in. to 0.08 in.) below the top surface of the roof.
  6. Tighten the front glass panel attaching screws to 5.5 N•m (49 in. lbs.).
  7. Loosen the rear screws (2) on each side enough to make the rear adjustment.
  8. Adjust the rear surface of the sunroof glass panel 0.00 mm to 2 mm (0.00 in. to 0.08 in.) above the top surface of the roof.
  9. Tighten the rear glass panel attaching screws to 5.5 N•m (49 in. lbs.).
  10. Check for proper fit. If not OK, repeat glass panel adjustment.

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  11. Position the mechanism covers (2) over the glass tabs (1) between the locating features and seat fully.
  12. Verify sunroof operation and alignment.
There is a reprogramming from chrysler for the sunroof for recalibrating the sunroof for flushness also. the dealer will charge for this .You might want to do this first and then the adjust if not satisfied with the results.

Sep 10, 2012 | 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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95 GRND CHEROKE sunroof supports have come loose and it leaks.


The bigest problem with this model jeep sunroof is the cable conduit in the rear of sunroof is broken loose. can be accesed by removing the headliner. But the tracks are accessed from the sunroof opening after removing the glass. the part department at the dealership can give you a breakdown basicly the only replacable parts are the tracks, Price about $200.00 each.

Oct 03, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The moonroof on my 2002 lincoln towncar is stuck open. I can hear the motor when I push the open button, but the motor sounds dead when I try to push the button to close. Could it be jammed? Is there a...


Temporary Fix: unsnap off the access door in the overhead ceiling liner behind the sunroof opening;
Use a 4mm hexagon Allen wrench to wind it closed.

Sep 12, 2009 | 1999 Lincoln Town Car

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Sunroof will not close. The sunroof is stuck in the forward open position. The battery died when the roof was left open and now I cannot close the sunroof. I can hear the relay click when I push the...


Can't say for sure about this particular model, but most vehicles with sunroofs have a manual crank for situations like this. Generally it is located forward of the sunroof on the roof of the interior of the car, sometimes under a panel or interior light. This at least will get the roof closed until the problem can be fixed. It may also allow the sun roof to realign itself and help the electric crank to start working again.

Aug 13, 2009 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

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Volvo V7 '01 sunroof will not stop in closed position


I think I know the answer....your gear has slipped on the cable a few teeth. Set the roof to the desired closed position, flush with your roof. Then open the panel above the mirror by first prying off the switch plate and removing the two 10mm bolts holding the mirror. Remove the sunroof motor gear, or rather just lower it out so it is disengaged with the cables. Now connect the switch and hit the auto open button as if you wanted to open the roof with single flick of the switch. Now hit the auto close button (same button of course, but the single touch method). The motor will advance and stop to where it thinks the roof should be, closed, which it is. Reassemble the gear into the slot, test it if all good, replace the mirror and panel.
Good luck.
Manfred.

May 10, 2009 | 2001 Volvo V70

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BMW X 3 Panoramic sun roof initialization.


title says X5, but description says X3. i'll explain for an X5, but X3 with the pano should be the same. and i'll explain function of the roof, not reprogramming.

button is located on the panel at the top near the front & center windshield. its the switch on the far left on this panel. its a switch that not only toggles, but also slides forward & back.

with your finger in front of the button, slide it back & release. this will make the cover slide back and store revealing the sun roof. you know have 2 options (tilt the sunroof up or open the roof completely).

to tilt it up, press up on the rear of the button and release. the rear of both roofs will pop up. to close, push up and release the front of the button or slide the switch forward.

to slide it open completely, repeat what you did to open the protective cover (slide the switch from front to back). the roof will open completely and stow out of the way. to close, slide the switch forward and release. pano roof will now close.

to close the cover, slide the switch forward again.

neat trick: if you want to tilt the sunroof open without opening the protective cover, press up on the rear of the button (when the cover is closed) and release. the cover will separate in the middle exposing about a 2-3 inch mesh, then tilts the sunroof open. to close, push the button forward again.

also, if you are above a certain speed (can't remember what it is off hand) with the sunroof open or tilted, it will close automatically, then perform the neat trick on its own to keep air coming in.

one last trick: if you want to open the windows and sunroof from outside, press & hold the unlock button (forward button on the key) and you will see the windows go down, then the roof will open to vent. releasing the button will stop the motion of the windows & roof.

hope this answered what you were asking.

Jan 27, 2009 | 2005 BMW X5

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