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The sunroof is stuck in the up position. cant get it back down. sunroof button dosent work either. i think button is broke also. any help on this be great

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  • sanchez jr Jul 17, 2009

    the sunroof is stuck in the up position. cant get it back down. sunroof button dosent work either. i think button is broke also. any help on this be great. all i need to know is how to get it back to close with out going through a lot of steps

  • sanchez jr Jul 18, 2009

    got it to work. didnt need help. thanks anways

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Hi...

You probably unplugged the battery at one point and just hold the button to fold the sunroof down for a few seconds, if that doensn't work. You might have bad Control Module.
Remove headliner (quite a job)
Unplug the the power leads to the sunroff motor
Use spare wires to use power from the overhead dome light to the power conections on the motor to get it to move a bit.
If it does not move, reverse the wires. If it sill does not move, then the Sunroof Motor is bad.
Otherwise, Re-connect the power leads to the motor and re-try the sunroof switch to get the roof closed..

Most likely the sunroof control module has a bad diode.

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Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • Thomas Smith Oct 02, 2011

    check your switch first

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Have you checked your fuses to make sure that the sunroof one is ok. If not, do that and it might be as easy as replacing a fuse to get it closed. The fuse is easy to fix. See the owner's manual. It's a number 15amp in the number 17 slot in the box on the middle console of the passager side. If not you are going to have to close it manually as it sounds like your motor is dead. If it's not the fuse you can either manually close it and don't worry about opening it again or replace the motor your choice. Either way you will have to go through the next steps the same.
Ok, so I've got your answer for how to close it manually but it's not exactly a quick fix anyway you spin it. Basically, you need to use a large flat head screw driver and manual screw the motor so that the sunroof will come back down to the closed position. Unfortunately to do this you have to get to the motor which is located under the headliner behind the interior light switch on the ceiling. To get to this you will have to remove the entire headliner. Fortunately I have a wonderful step by step guide of how to get this done. You will see in step 20 the motor for the sunroof. If you look in the middle of it, you will see where I am talking about that you will use the large flathead screwdriver to manually close the sunroof. Here is the link to the step by step (with pictures of each step thankfully) instructions on how to get to the motor.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115688
These instructions are actually for taking the entire sunroof out so you don't need to follow the rest of them, just down to step 20 and you will see the motor and know how to replace it if you want or just reset the sunroof manually.
Sorry that this is so long, but I wanted it to be detailed enough that I knew it would answer all of your questions the first time. If for some reason you do have more questions, please let me know.
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