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The slide and tilt roof mechanism is broken and the glass panel is standing proud where it should be flush. is this a diy fixable problem?

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I have a 1992 Ls400 sunroof will tilt open but when you slide open it only about 1/8inch and stops


try a spray lubricant along the roof runner mechanism when roof in the tilt position , failing that may have to remove the roof to lubricate the entire opening system , ie motor , control wires , if that is the type used , also try gentle pushing whilst holding open switch after applying the spray lubricant , hope this is of help

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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>

on Jul 11, 2011 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

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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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Sunroof stuck open, think the switch maybe bad


I have same problem. Below are a couple of suggestions from LincolnOnLine.com on how to close the sunroof manually. The first relates to a '93 and I'm not sure about the second. Use this info at your own risk. If you get a better answer, PLEASE POST IT HERE FOR ME. Thanks. Mort


Here is the text from my 93 Manual. There is an access panel in the rear centre of the headliner if it is the same as my 93.

Manual Operation

To close the sliding panel manually, remove the roof access hole trim panel located at the rear of the moon roof assembly. Remove the motor and bracket assembly as outlined to expose the splined shaft of the moon roof drive gear box. Using a typical corporate door window regulator crank handle properly set on the splined shaft, crank the moon roof panel closed.

Motor

CAUTION:
It is recommended that the battery ground cable be disconnected when removing or installing the moon roof motor assembly.


Removal and Installation

1. Operate glass panel until rear of glass panel is flush with sheet metal surface.

2. Remove motor access cover.

3. Remove two motor retaining screws.

4. Lower motor away from splined motor gear and disconnect electrical connector.

5. To install, reverse Removal procedure and synchronize motor as outlined under Adjustments.

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2. Remove the sliding roof panel motor as outlined to expose the splined shaft of the sliding roof rail and guide.

3. Crank theroof sliding outer glass panel closed using a typical corporate door window regulator crank handle properly set on the splined shaft.

4. After performing these operations, remove crank handle and retime as outlined. Refer to «Adjustments, Motor Synchronization (Timing)» .

5. Install the sliding roof panel motor.

6. Tighten to 4-6 N-m (36-53 lb-in) and install roof headlining access hole cover. __________________

Aug 15, 2011 | 1997 Lincoln Town Car

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Sliding shade is stuck and won't slide. Glass is down in 1 corner, not flush with roof


the shade may be related to sunroof not closeing completely, the most common reason is the track is broken , this is the most common reason for when the sun roof doesnt close or jams when opening or closing its always the track breaks, the way to check this is to easy the headliner needs to be dropped and removed and then the glass from sunroof removed then unbolt track and drop down into car and check the track linkage and arms and track and see whats broken, note there are no replacement parts only motor or cable, as far as the parts that always break like an arm on the track this is not replaceable the track needs to be replaced, hope this helps , good luck.

Feb 06, 2011 | 2005 Chrysler 300

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Recently replaced the battery in my wife's 04 Solara. Now the sunroof will not work "automatically" like it did before. I now have to hold the button, when I only had to press and hold for a second before....


INITIALIZATION
1. INITIALIZATION OF SLIDING ROOF MOTOR
(a) The sliding roof AUTO operation and the jam protection function may not operate normally if the battery
is disconnected/reconnected, replaced or recharged. Initialize the sliding roof system using the method
below.
(1) Turn the ignition switch ON.
(2) Initialize the sliding roof by pressing and holding the TILT UP switch until the roof glass tilts upward
fully (the roof glass automatically tilts downward slightly after fully tilting upward).
(3) Release the switch.
HINT:
If the battery terminal is disconnected, the moon roof control ECU may not detect the position of the roof
glass. If the sliding roof AUTO operation is still disabled even after the sliding roof drive gear has been initialized,
the hall IC may be malfunctioning. The hall IC is built into the sliding roof drive gear and detects the
roof glass position.
If the result is not as specified, replace the drive gear assy (moon roof control ECU).

Apr 26, 2010 | 2004 Toyota Solara

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My sunroof is not able to be closed. It is in the pop up position. Is there a manual way to close it? eg no use of electricity?


there is no manual method. It sounds like a limit switch is not working. Can you hear the motor try to operate? If you push up on the back of the glass a little bit while hitting the switch, what happens.

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The sliding roof panel system consists of the following components:
  • RH circuit breaker
  • Timer module
  • Power window relay
  • Roof sliding panel switch (15B691)
  • Roof glass panel (50054)
  • Sliding roof panel motor (15790)
  • Halo moulding
  • Roof sliding panel headlining (519A02)
  • Roof sliding panel slide links (502M78)
  • Roof sliding panel housing (502C22)
  • Roof air deflector (500A26)
  • Center green diode strip
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When the roof sliding panel switch is activated, a gear on the sliding roof panel motor drives a spline on the roof sliding panel housing. Within the roof sliding panel housing, the spline is connected to two sliding roof panel cables which cause the roof sliding panel slide links to slide and the roof glass panel to open or to close. The sliding roof panel cables and the spline are part of the roof sliding panel housing. Neither the sliding roof panel motor nor the roof sliding panel housing can be disassembled. If a malfunction is detected with either of these assemblies, the assembly must be replaced.
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VISUAL INSPECTION CHART Mechanical Electrical
  • Damaged sliding roof panel
  • Sliding roof panel height adjustment
  • Sliding roof panel fore and aft adjustment
  • Blown fuse(s):
    • 30A PWR WDW
  • Damaged circuit breaker #1
  • Damaged wiring harness
  • Loose or corroded connections

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  • Sliding Roof Panel Does Not Open or Close
  • Fuses.
  • Circuit breaker #2.
  • Power window relay.
  • Sliding roof panel motor.
  • Roof sliding panel switch.
  • Circuit.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test E1 .
  • Sliding Roof Panel Will Not Stop in Vent Position
  • Sliding roof panel motor.


Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Gently pry the overhead console from the headliner.
  1. Disconnect the sliding roof panel electrical connector from the overhead console.
  1. Disconnect the rear quarter window switch electrical connector from the overhead console, if equipped.
  1. Disconnect the map lamp electrical connector from the overhead console.
  1. Remove the overhead console.
  1. Remove the two roof sliding panel switch screws and the roof sliding panel switch (15B691).
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Motor Removal
  1. Place the roof glass panel (50054) in the closed position.
  1. Remove the roof headlining (51916). Refer to Section 01-05 for the removal procedure.
  1. Remove the two sliding roof panel relays from their brackets.




  1. Disconnect the two sliding roof panel motor electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the two sliding roof panel motor screws and the sliding roof panel motor (15790

Jan 11, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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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 doesn"t open or close


Section 01-17: Roof Panel, Sliding—Electric 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Electric Operation The sliding roof panel (502B98):
  • is available as an option.
  • is electrically operated through the accessory delay relay (controlled by generic electronic module (GEM)).
  • is of self-storing design.
  • requires a specific headliner.
  • utilizes a unique roof console and dome lamp.
  • has an air deflector.
The electrical system operates in the following manner:
  • Two switches control movement of the roof panel.
  • When the SLIDE roof sliding panel switch (15B691) is rocked rearward, the roof sliding outer glass panel (502A82) slides into the storage space between the roof trim panel (51968) and the roof panel, exposing an opening over the front seats.
  • When the SLIDE roof sliding panel switch is rocked forward with the roof sliding outer glass panel fully back in the storage space, the roof sliding outer glass panel moves forward from the storage position.
  • The rear portion of the roof sliding outer glass panel moves upward on two lifter arms near the end of the forward travel, allowing a weather-tight seal when the roof sliding outer glass panel is closed.
  • An AUTO feature allows the SLIDE roof sliding panel switch to be touched momentarily to cause the roof panel to automatically move to the fully open position.
  • When the TILT roof sliding panel switch is rocked forward with the roof sliding outer glass panel fully forward, the rear of the roof sliding outer glass panel pops up to the VENT position.
  • With the roof sliding outer glass panel in the VENT position, rocking the TILT roof sliding panel switch rearward closes the roof sliding outer glass panel.
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  • Sliding Roof Panel Does Not Open or Close
  • Open power feed fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged roof sliding panel switch.
  • Damaged sliding roof panel motor.



VISUAL INSPECTION CHART Mechanical Electrical
  • Damaged roof panel
  • Obstructed roof panel
  • Guide
  • Damaged drive cable(s)
  • Open Power Distribution Box Fuses 1 (40A) or 4 (30A)
  • Circuitry open/shorted
  • Damaged roof sliding panel switch
  • Damaged sliding roof panel motor

Apr 19, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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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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