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Sunroof problems 1996 VW Jetta GLX the sunroof will not close. I pressed the button to make sure it was closed all the way this morning and it just opened completely and now is stuck open. It looks like rain today and no covered parking at work. Please help!

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  • Girl_DIYcars May 22, 2009

    Ok let me clarify, all fuses are fine. Checked them all. This has happened before but by playing with the buttons and manual close I was able to close it. This has happened twice before. The buttons to open as a wing will move the roof forward about an inch then nothing then the one to open will open it again all the way and then you have to press the "wing" button again and it will move forward that same inch, if you try the button to close it will open all the way again.

  • Girl_DIYcars May 22, 2009


    Any suggestions on how I could do it myself? I'd rather work on it myself than take it to a shop. I hate the thought of paying someone to do something that I could do myself. I love to work on cars.


  • Girl_DIYcars May 23, 2009

    Just got the specieal order manual yesterday, was on backorder forever. The wiring diagrams will help.


    thank you for your input. I'll post what I found out.

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    check the fuse.


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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.

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Frank
    Frank May 22, 2009

    basic principle are the same for any car. I can't tell you where to look, except start from the switch.

    you need ot disassemble the switch from where it is and check it with a meter. work the switch while you have the meter on. that way you should be able to tell if there are power go through the wire, if the voltage is good, then the chance is the switch need to be replace.

    I can troubleshoot anyting if I see it, but it is different matter if you can see it.


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