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2001 Nissan Pathfinder power sunroof stopped working. The power windows still work, all the fuses look good. It is just dead. Any advise on how to fix or take the top panel on the roof off (where the switch is) so I can check if power is there?

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  • itspaulp Aug 22, 2010

    How do I remove the console where the review mirror and power sunroof switched are located to check connections and the relay? I have removed the one screw located in the sunglass compartment and could not find any other screws yet the console will not come off.

  • itspaulp Aug 22, 2010

    The interior light does not dim....How do I test the relay located i the engine compartment fuse box??

  • itspaulp Aug 22, 2010

    Sorry I retried what you said and there is a very faint click noise when I press the tilt up button (light did not dim) but only after I press the tilt down button. If I pressed the tilt up button twice nothing happens the send time until I press the tilt down again. There is no noise at all when I press the open or close button.

    I tried looking for the sunroof relay in the engine compartment and could not find it in either fuse box ( i located two fuse boxes) . What would the sunroof relay be listed as other than "Sunroof relay". The only listings I do not recognize are: power socket, ETS Motor, N-P.

    I really would like to try a few more things before I resort to bringing it into the dealer...

  • itspaulp Aug 23, 2010

    Thanks Kirkx, that is what I originally thought and that is why my first question was "Any advise on how to take off the panel housing containing the sunroof switches and relay so I can check if power is there?" How do I get access to the swtches and relay when the sunroof switches do not pop out in a 2001 Pathfinder? Am I missing something here?

  • itspaulp Aug 24, 2010

    I finally took off the housing where the switch is located. I want to send you a photo so I know what I am looking at. The "thing" that clicks when I press the tilt button may need to be replaced. Is it is the relay?

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First, remove the sunroof switch and test it out with a multimeter for continuity. If you are not getting power to the sunroof switch then replace the switch with a new one (do this first) Next, remove the drivers panel under the steering wheel and above the fuse block you will see three relays, and above those you will see three more relays. The round one in the middle is a circuit breaker for the sunroof. It should be round and have a hole in the center of it that you can stick a toothpick in to reset it. After you reset it and the sunroof is not working then you need to replace that relay with a new one (try this second) After you replace it and it still does not work then you will have to access the electric sunroof motor and check the motor power wire with a multimeter. If you are not getting power to the positive red wire then you will need to replace the sunroof motor (try this last)

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Circuits just have to be traced with a test light.
You need to see if there is power going into the switch, coming out of the switch only when it is on, and if it arrives at the motor. The motor also needs a good ground.

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Easy way to test if the switch is working is to keep the interior light on and work the switch open/closed position and see if the interior light dims a little...if it does the switch is working, the power sunroof motor is culprit, go to auto barn and ask if they have a blow up of the motor as well as a price to buy one.
If the switch doesn't dim the lights the switch is either burnt out or the power sunroof relay is bad, should be located in the engine compartments plastic realy/fuse box rectangular shaped, unclip the top and the inside of the lid cover should have everything listed.... as far as a DIY repair on the motor or switch ...I don't recommend it but if you do you may find repair manuals in AllData.com or the public library and a photo copy of the repair pages.

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The sunroof has its own relay to work off of

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  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Aug 21, 2010

    the switch pops out of the panel since its snapped in. a ohm meter can be used to check the switch for continuity

  • itspaulp Aug 21, 2010

    How do I pop it out?

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Aug 22, 2010

    pop the sunroof switch out and check it with an OHMMETER

    It may be bad, if not replace the relay for the sunroof

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Aug 22, 2010

    pry it out gently

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson Aug 22, 2010

    only two tabs holds it in place

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