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My sunroof wont slide open nor stay up because the little metal plate in the track that holds and control the arm is broken. What is that piece called?

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Most cars have a manual emergency, with no power, sun roof opener. It usually is in the back seat ceiling, under a pop-out plug.
Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 1997 jetta sunroof track parts snapped

Hey i have 95 VW jetta too with the exact problem, my friend told me it is a common problem. I Too would like to get this fixed. So far i only found autopartswarehouse.com has one for 155 dollars. I started to take it apart and it looks like only one of my brackets brole so i'm going to see if some guerilla glue will do the trick. good luck and let me know if you find out anything.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 jetta sunroof wont open.

good evening to you and welcome to fixya

a couple of ideas for you to try, not sure maybe you have already tried, but yo might use some wd-40 and spray the sliding track and back into the motor area. you might also check the motor that runs the sunroof it could have to high of ohm resistence. not sure if you are hearing a whining noise when you try to operate the sunrood or not, is the noise consistent with the glass opening and once the glass stops moving then do you hear any noise from the motor or anything, or is it just quiet? let me know so i can try to help you out the best i can. thank you for using fixya.




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Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 Volvo 940 Gl Sunroof Problem

to find out if it is off its track you can remove the cover between the rearview and the sunroof that is the motor/drive assembly. there is a slotted pin in this assemply that you turn with a screwdriver to move the sunroof manually if it wont move manually then you have a bigger issue. sometimes thie drive assembly screws get loose, i believe there are two screws that hold it up,when those are loose you will get a grinding sound when the gears skip. good luck.

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SOURCE: the sunroof on my 2000 mercury cougar won't close completely

you will need to hold the glass why you hold the button to close need more info go to collisionrepairadvice.com

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: The sliding panel under my sunroof is broke. Any suggestions? The Sunroof motor is working.

The sunshade clips are probably broken. Need to remove the glass panel. Note the position of the panel the frt and the rear. If not properly reinstalled you might get wind noise. Once you have the panel removed unscrew the clips from the sunshade. Carefully remove the shade and install the new clips.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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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.
Troubleshooting:
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:
  1. Remove the glass.
  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.
  6. Reinstall glass.

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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.

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My sunroof will not open. It will pop up and down but will not slide back. Someone told me there is a fuse for the sunroof, but I cannot find one.


if it pops open then its not a fuse,its getting power if it pops open, the common problem with these maximas is that the retract arm that opens sunroof breaks and the only way to repair this is to replace the sunroof track.

May 15, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Maxima

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New model 99 Jetta. Sunroof only tilting not sliding


When you turn switch to the slide back position, do you hear the motor running ? If yes, might have a blocked or bad track. This will require you to remove trim covers and glass to have access to the track. Once all parts removed, turn the switch to open as you look at the motor and track move.

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When i go to open my sunroof I have to use the tilt button to open the sunroof half way then then slide button to open it completely.msame process to close it. it dorsn't tilt at all


sounds like something in track broke,maybe an arm.you will have to drop the inside head liner to get a good look, somtimes the whole track, this is a big job,most of the time the track has to be replaced, i havent have one yet that good be repaired always had to replace complete unit. good luck,

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My sunroof won't close all the way.


You will have to pull the door panel off and check to see if one of the rollers came out of regulator or regulator arm maybe bent or the upstop adjustment may have come down.

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Sunroofs off track and wont close


If your indicating the roof is crooked, that's odd... The roof slides along a channel actuated by a coiled cord.

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.)

The plastic slides control the tilt of the roof when moved independantly. The plastic wedges join them.

If the roof moves too far back, it is possible for the wedges to stick up and jam the roof open.

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.

Access to the Sunroof motor requires you to drop the headliner.

To drop the headliner, the plastic pillar shrouds need to be removed front and back, the seatbelt bolts in the middle secion need to be removed, the oh-**** handle, the front visors, and cabin lights.

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The sun roof has nylon gears that pulls the roof back and forward when activated. There is one on both sides of the sunroof track in the rear corners of the roof track housing. Unfortunately they are not replaceable by themselves and must be purchased as a unit for the whole roof track system. The cost of the replacement and labor to have it installed (if you can find someone to do it) is up to $1500 so isn't very practical to replace based on the value of the car itself. Better off to just work the broken piece out and manually put roof back in place in shut position and not use anymore, at least that was my experience with the one my daughter owns.

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