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Sunroof won't open by itself. I have to push up on

The window while pushing the button back. That gives it the push it needs for the back rear of the window to go up. Also, when I push the button just to crack the sunroof, the back rear of the window does not go up where it should, so it seems to be something with pushing the back of the window up. I am selling this car and want everything to work, as it is in excellent condition. I just don't think I can tell a buyer to push on the sun roof window if you want it to open. Any suggestions? But, I also don't want to spend a fortune on fixing it unless I can recover the cost in the sale. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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  • rkclements Aug 08, 2008

    Yes, I have to push up on the sunroof of my 2001 eclipse to get it to open and then it will move back as it should.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    I have the same problem my 2001 mits sun roof wont open unless i push the window and the button at the same time.please help!

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    bradley10 Sep 01, 2008

    My sunroof won't open either. I checked the fuse box inside the car, I think it was fuse number #19 according to the car manual and all looked good. Recently my engine light came on a few times. One of my headlights went out and also one of my fog lights. Both lights have been fixed and I was told it was a wring problem. All my lights worked till now, now the light inside my gauge is out. All the other lights work, but since my gauge is out now it's hard drive at night and watch my speed in town.

    I took the car to two different places, and was told the "Check Engine" light was no problem. The servicemen erased the codes and said don't worry about it.


    The sunroof never worked correctly when I brought the car. But now the light in the dashboard is out? What do I need to check? I don't want to leave my car at the dealership out of town if i can avoid it.

    If I can find the problem I can get in and out faster and or purchase the part needed ahead of time. Before going back to the dealership out of town. I must get my dashboard gauge lights back on soon as possible.


  • tjgrz11 Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. The motor works fine, but it seems that the window catches on something that prevents it from opening. A quick push and it works fine.

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POSSIBLE SOLUTION!! There's a seperate Tilt button and a seperate Open/Close button. Hold the Tilt buton up and the Open/Close button up at the same time WHILE THE CAR IS ON. And then turn your car off while still holding the buttons. Then turn your car back on and it should work like brand new again. This re-programs the sunroof.

If this workds for you please let me know thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!!

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