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Remove overhead console, then remove the metal bracket, then you'll have access to the sunroof motor bolts. Remove the motor and you'll probably see that the cable is damaged. Use a pair of wire cutters and cut it out of the way and then feed the cable back into the groove/slot( you'll have to move the sunroof by hand while doing this). Then put the motor back in and turn the key on to opperate the sunroof closed. That should hold you over untill a replacement part is found. Very easy to do with a phillips and a 10mm socket & wratchet.

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Hi- Are you talking about the power cable or the pulley cable?

The glass runs on a track. If it is not jammed can you pull the glass forward? If not then- they are 4 screws that hold the sunroof in the housing. Loosen and tip the glass and try to pull forward.

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Please check this very useful link about how to close the sunroof, hope it will help:-

http://forums.maxima.org/4th-generation-maxima-1995-1999/612043-sunroof-will-open-but-not-close-please-help.html

Also try opening sunroof with tilt button all the way and then close it with tilt button to reset, then it should work with open switch. If you disconnect battery this happens and you have to reset it this way.

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• The sunroof is opening, it can be stopped by momentarily pressing either side of the switch.
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Hi- Are you talking about the power cable or the pulley cable?

The glass runs on a track. If it is not jammed can you pull the glass forward? If not then- they are 4 screws that hold the sunroof in the housing. Loosen and tip the glass and try to pull forward.

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Fig. Remove the trim panel to access the sunroof motor

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Fig. Sunroof lid retainer clip location-E30 3 Series shown, E36 similar
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  2. Adjust the sunroof lid. Lower the rear of the lid by operating the motor. Pull the liner forward and clip into place.

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