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My 2008 ford escape sunroof opens and closes fine. Just stops opening halfway. I replaced the switch but it didn't fix the problem.

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Before just replacing parts testing for B+ voltage an ground at the switch is the proper way to diagnose electrically controlled componets . This video is on testing power windows but will work to show how to check your problem too .
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The power sunroof system consists of the following components:
• Sunroof control module
• Sunroof motor with the limit switches
• Sunroof switch
• Sunroof glass-spoiler type, with glass sliding above roof
• Sunshade
• Rail and track assembly upon which the sunroof glass rides
• Power sunroof system circuit breaker: PWR WDO 25 A
• Ground: G204

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• Vent Stop limit switch through the sunroof limit switch range signal circuit
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The sunroof has a bi-directional motor. When the motor is not operating both circuits are grounded. When the motor drives the sunroof glass in the direction from the closed to vent or vent to open position, the following occurs:
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When the motor drives the sunroof in the direction from the open to vent or vent to closed position, the following occurs:
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