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My sunroof has quit operating via motor. I have checked the fuse, in common with the radio but it works fine. I need to manually close it

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First i would check power and make sure its getting 12v to the fuse and then check it at the motor if yes then check the ground resistance from the motor to the battery should be under .5 ohms let me know what you come up with and we can go from there

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

  • oldscarnut Dec 30, 2010

    I am not a mechanic and do not possess an Ohm meter. I simply want to close the sunroof at this time, not diagnose what the problem is. The immediate problem is an open sunroof that won't close, not a ground or less than 12V to the friggin motor!!!!!!

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    85cj7 Dec 30, 2010

    in that case you would have to bring it to mechanic to figure out if its a electrical problem. Thats the thing with cars now a days everything is electrical .

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If the sunroof guides are not broken & the glass is a uniform height along the rear edge your problem may be a stripped gear inside the motor. The motor has a manual override:
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  2. ?€¢
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  3. Review the system operation in order to familiarize yourself with the system functions. Refer to Sunroof Description and Operation
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