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1998 VW Jetta Sunroof wont close, need possible cost to repair?

There are some plastic pieces that broke on the track on one side. Motor works and moves it about half way closed and it will move back but I cannot get is closed and sealed. I was hoping to find out what the cost is to fix.. worst to worst get someone to shut it?? This car is great except for all the minor **** that randomly falls apart. Please let me know this car is on it's way out and i really don't want to put any more money into it.

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have the repair shop chek the switch, it seems that the problem is in the switch or the wiring of the switch.
the motor is not receiving the correct votage to go reverse.

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You have somehow shaken the crash detection module and now it needs to be reset. I need time but i can figure out where it is for you. Mike. Rate 100% and respond back please.

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How do you reset sunroof in a 2001 Monte Carlo with 3400 model I


check fuse and relay if good than possible motor ot track problem their should be a mechanical bypass that will let you close it if stuck open the following information is courtesy of monte carlo forum
To check the condition of your original sunroof guides:
  1. Gl*** in closed position.
  2. Locate & remove 3 torx bolts on each side of sunroof glass. Lift glass out of sunroof opening & set aside in a safe place.
  3. Locate "J" shaped cover plate at front of sunroof track assembly. Remove 2 torx bolts from each cover plate.
  4. Lift up bracket to remove.
  5. Inspect the plastic guides on each side. The sunroof cables attach to guides on front outer corner. Inspect this area closely for damage.
  6. Do not operate the sunroof with the J plates removed.
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If the sunroof guides are not broken & the glass is a uniform height along the rear edge your problem may be a stripped gear inside the motor. The motor has a manual override:
  1. Get access to the motor by removing the map light/switch console or lowering the front of the headliner.
  2. Insert a large standard screwdriver into the nylon bushing at the center of the motor hub. Push up & turn the screwdriver to manually move the sunroof glass. If the unit will fully open & close manually, you most likely only need a replacement motor.

If your sunroof is stuck in the open position follow these steps to get it closed:
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  2. Try to close the unit without the glass. Many times one side will still be operational and close correctly.
  3. Try to slide the inoperable lift arm forward. If it moves, slide it forward until it stops.
  4. You now need to slide the original plastic guide forward to lower the arm to the closed position. Using a standard screwdriver, push it forward. The lift arm should begin to lower.
  5. If the lift arm will still not fully lower, remove the J plate as explained above, sometimes the sunroof cable will need to be lifted up to allow the guide to fully slide forward.
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You have somehow shaken the crash detection module and now it needs to be reset. I need time but i can figure out where it is for you. Mike. Rate 100% and respond back please.

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Both of the cords pass along a gear attached to the Sunroof motor which pulles the cord tooth by tooth, impossible to go crooked unless really jammed or tampered with.

There are two plastic wedges that drop into the plastic slides on the sunroof (the plastic slides are behind the more forward metal slides.)

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This should never happen, but could if the two switches on the gear fail and no longer provide feedback to the controller indicating the roofs position.

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the motor is not receiving the correct votage to go reverse.

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