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Hello: Remove the black rubber seal that covers the edge then gently grab it at the top and gently pull out, it is held in place with metal and plastic clips.

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My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited sun roof does not want to open.


If your motor is audible and your fuses and connectors are okay, you may have to take a close look at the plastic gear parts up in the roof. The nylon parts do wear out since they are in the roof and more exposed to different temperatures. If any of that mechanism fails then your sunroof will stop working even if the motor is still good. It is a bit of a PITA to get to it since you will have to remove the headliner to get at the mechanism and then identify the worn part and replace it CAUTION: The sunroof system is timed from the factory so that the motor shuts off automatically when the sunroof window reaches a certain position. Extreme care must be taken when removing the motor, timing may be thrown off causing possible damage to the sunroof system. Anytime the motor is removed from the sunroof assembly the sunroof glass panel must be in the FULLY CLOSED POSITION or the unit will be out of timing. The drive motor cannot be reset to the park position after being removed.
CAUTION: The sunroof motor should only be powered through the vehicle battery and sunroof wire harness. Applying power to the sunroof motor leads will cause failure of the control module.
Move glass panel to the fully closed position.
Move glass panel to the fully closed position.
Remove the A-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/A-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the B-pillar upper trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/B-PILLAR UPPER TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the C-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/C-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the D-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/D-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the sunvisors. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/SUN VISOR - REMOVAL)
Remove the overhead console. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/OVERHEAD CONSOLE - REMOVAL)
Disconnect the control switch wire connector.
Remove headliner as necessary to gain access to sunroof drive motor. Refer to Headliner Removal and Installation for proper procedures.
Disconnect the drive motor wire harness connectors (Sunroof Drive Motor and Express Module).
Remove drive motor fasteners and remove motor from the sunroof housing

Sep 29, 2016 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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I asked about how to remove trim over windshield. My question should be can the outside trim over windshield be reused after removing to stop windshield leak.


I don't know about your Mitsubishi but generally windscreen trim is laid loose around the screen and theoretically can be reused. In practice the windscreen adhesive bead usually spreads and catches the trim in places effectively placing an element of doubt over the fact.
If a new trim isn't readily available or is prohibitively expensive, as long as care is taken to leave the visible part undamaged when cutting out the old screen or removing the trim the windscreen adhesive is so good it will bond even damaged trim and can be held securely.

One problem with reusing trim is when attempting to refit it will often be found to be too short. Contaminants from the atmosphere and UV exposure does tend to alter the properties of plastic. Once the trim has been removed shrinkage can sometimes be severe and rapid.

Windscreen water leaks should be none-existent with bonded screens but when windscreens must be replaced the fitters usually manage to scratch the paintwork in the screen recess and have no time or will to repaint. The adhesive bead rarely covers the exposed steel and as the trim is not designed to keep water out rust soon begins to attack and eventually destroys part of the windscreen bond and even sometimes eats through the steel into the windscreen pillar or roof.

Jan 02, 2016 | 2001 Mitsubishi Galant

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How many airbag sensors in a 2008 gmc acadia


1) Front End Sensor - Right--Located under the front hood in the engine compartment (2) I/P Air Bag--Located at the top right under the instrument panel (3) Roof Rail Air Bag - Right--Located under the headliner, extending from the passenger front windshield pillar to the passenger rear windshield pillar (4) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - RF--Located under the right front door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (5) Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)--Located underneath the vehicle carpet under the center console (6) Seat Belt Pretensioner - RF--Located under the trim near the bottom of the center pillar (7) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - RR--Located under the right rear door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (8) Roof Rail Module - Right--Located behind the garnish molding on the upper rear pillar (9) Roof Rail Module - Left--Located behind garnish molding on the upper rear pillar (10) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - LR--Located under the left rear door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (11) Seat Belt Pretensioner - LF--Located under the trim near the bottom of the center pillar (12) Side Impact Sensor (SIS) - LF--Located under the left front door trim near the lower rear of the door frame (13) Roof Rail Air Bag - Left--Located under the headliner, extending from the driver front windshield pillar to the driver rear windshield pillar (14) Steering Wheel Air Bag--Located on the steering wheel (15) Vehicle Battery--Located at the front left of the engine compartment. (16) Front End Sensor - Left--Located under the front hood in the engine compartment

Aug 12, 2015 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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How to install replacement sunroof motor on a 1999 Pontiac grand prix


Important: This sunroof system is timed from the factory in order to allow the actuator to shut off automatically when the sunroof window reaches a certain position. Use extreme care when removing the actuator from the sunroof module. This may cause the timing to be thrown off. This may damage to the sunroof. Anytime the actuator needs to be removed from the module, ensure that the sunroof window is in the fully closed position.
Remove the sunroof window. Refer to Sunroof Glass Panel Replacement .
Slide the sunshade fully rearward. Move the sunroof window to the vent position. Remove the sunroof screws (two on each side). Remove the sunroof window from the module.
Place the sunroof module in the fully closed position. Remove the headliner. Refer to Headlining Trim Panel Replacement in Interior trim.
Tools Required ?€¢
J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover


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J 2772-C Headliner Installer

  1. Remove the sunshades. Refer to Sunshade Replacement .
  2. Remove the overhead console, if equipped. Refer to Roof Console Replacement .
  3. Remove the sunshade retainers. Refer to Sunshade Anchor Replacement .
  4. Remove the power sunroof switch, if equipped. Refer to Sunroof Switch Replacement in Roof.
  5. Remove the sunroof trim lace, if equipped. Refer to Sunroof Seal/Molding Replacement in Roof.
  6. Remove the dome light, if equipped.
  7. Remove the coat hooks. Refer to Coat Hook Replacement .
  8. Remove the assist handles. Assist Strap Replacement
  9. Remove the rail lamp. Refer to Roof Side Rail Lamp Replacement in Lighting.
  10. Remove the windshield side garnish molding. Refer to Windshield Pillar Garnish Molding Replacement .
  11. Remove the upper quarter trim panels. Refer to Rear Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
  12. Remove the center pillar upper trim panel. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
  13. Pull down on the door opening weatherstrip seal on both the front and the rear doors.
  14. Remove the 2 rear retainers (2) using J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover. Disconnect the headliner electric harness at the right side of the rear window shelf. Rotate the right front seatback to a horizontal position. Remove the headliner from the vehicle through the right front door.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the actuator.
Important: Before removing the actuator, ensure that the pins J 41718 are tight and holding the cable.
Thread the J 41718 into the front sunroof window screw hole in order to retain the cable adjustment. Remove the sunroof actuator screws. Remove the sunroof actuator from the module. Did you look for a video on youtube ?

Feb 27, 2015 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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My 1995 chrysler lebaron gets water on the passenger side floor when it rains


I've had many a vehicle do that. If you have any trim around the windshield or up the pillars, it can get rust holes right through and you won't discover them until those trim pieces are removed

Oct 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Everytime it rains hard my carpet is wet by the door on the driver side and also driver side rear door


There is a great possibilty that there is a leak on the Left Side of the Windshield. It is most likely in the area of the upper left side.
The reason for this conclusion is:
The rain water is coming in the Left Upper Side; and either coming down the "A" Pillar, or traveling underneath the trim on the inside roof and coming down the "B" Pillar.
The only other explanantion is a torn, worn, cracked or dislocated Weather Seal on one or both of the doors, allowing rain water to come in. Inspect very carefully these Weather Seals, especially on the top front portion of the rear door.
To help you locate these after a hard rain:
Take the trim panels off the "A: and "B" Pillars and the Roof Line above both Doors. Check for wetness underneath the trim. Or take these trim panels off, and place folded paper towels under the trim panels; reattach the trim panels and wait until it rains. Afterwhich, take these trim panel off and check the paper towels for wetness.
The Windshield Seal is easily inspected for cracks and tears.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Feb 12, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Colorado

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Water leaks onto the front passenger floor after it rains.


most likely when some one replaced the windshield they did not put the self sealing riviets in that hold the trim on. remove the cover on the side of the windshield and look. if that is not it check the moon roof drain tube runs in the a pillar

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