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Sunroof will not slide back but tilts

I have a 1998 VW Golf and the clip holding the wind shield broke on one side so the sunroof would not close all the way. So I removed the shield and it closed no problem. Now I bought the replacement plastic clips and ready to replace them and the sunroof will now not open. It does tilt up no problem. When you go to slide it back the roof goes down but does not move back at all. How do you get it to open again so I can replace the clips to reinstall the shield?

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  1. Remove the wind deflector mechanism covers.
  2. Position the glass to the vent position.
  3. Position the sunshade full rearward.
  4. Loosen the nuts holding the glass panel to the side adjustment brackets.
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  2. Verify that the attaching nuts are below the top surface of the glass adjustment brackets.
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Fig. 1: The sunroof switch panel is retained by a metal clip
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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the sunroof assembly on 1993-94 vehicles

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