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Could be failed motor, water gets in around that area and can't escape. Begins to corrode worm gear.
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it sounds as though the actual glass roof section has come loose from the frame that allows the roof to slide back and forth , try opening the roof half way and see if there are any securing screws/bolts from the glass roof edge to the frame , i've tried to get a schematic but have'nt found one yet , will forward one when i do , hope this helps

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Look under the back seat to see if there is any oil . Sometimes the hydrolic rams that move the top will leak fluid. If there is oil refill the fluid may help get the top open, but the ram will need to be replaced.

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I am not sure what you are trying to do. But if the problem is that the roof will only open to the first stage, sun roof, and no further, the problem is the package shelf in the trunk.

If the package lid gets pushed up and is not pushed back to it's normal position, the roof will fail to open completely. If you lift the bottom of the roof at the boot, there are levers on either side to release the bottom edge of the roof, you can make certain that the package shelf is seated correctly. Once the shelf is seated, the roof will open in all of it's glory.

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yes i had the same problem with our mini Up until i found that in the boot there are two lever one on either side. The left side,has two little switches to allow the sunroof to open and close,so if the lever does NOT touch the switch the roof wont fully work or will open half of your roof and the red light will stiil flash.. as soon as you touch those buttons on the left side of the boot it will open.........RIGHT BEHIND THE LEVER NOT EASY TO SEE GOOD LUCK....

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There's a hidden side pannel that you pry open. It's located on the drivers side of the side-dash. Basically open the drivers side door and try to pry open the side of the dash console. It's right inside there with all the fuses and things.

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