Question about 2004 Nissan Maxima
Control Module might have issues.
Remove headliner (quite a job)
Unplug the the power leads to the sunroff motor
Use spare wires to use power from the overhead dome light to the power conections on the motor to get it to move a bit.
If it does not move, reverse the wires. If it sill does not move, then the Sunroof Motor is bad.
Otherwise, Re-connect the power leads to the motor and re-try the sunroof switch to get the roof closed..
Most likely the sunroof control module has a bad diode.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
I have this gear broken on my sunroof motor and dont know where to fifnd it Nissan Sunny N16 2005
Posted on Sep 30, 2012
Not nearly this difficult. You probably unplugged the battery at one point... just hold the button to fold the sunroof down for a few seconds... will work again.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
The roof slides along a channel actuated by a coiled cord.
Both of the cords pass along a gear attached to the Sunroof motor which pulles the cord tooth by tooth.
There are two plastic wedges that drop into the plastic slides on the sunroof (the plastic slides are behind the more forward metal slides.)
The plastic slides control the tilt of the roof when moved independantly. The plastic wedges join them.
If the roof moves too far back, it is possible for the wedges to stick up and jam the roof open.
This should never happen, but could if the two micro switches on the sunroof motor assy fail to provide feedback to the controller indicating the roofs position.
Access to the Sunroof motor requires you to drop the headliner.
To drop the headliner, the plastic pillar shrouds need to be removed front and back, the seatbelt bolts in the middle secion need to be removed, the oh-**** handle, the front visors, and cabin lights.
3 bolts hold the motor up.
With the motor down you can try* to manually actuate the cords using a flat screwdriver, but move the left and right side evenly a tooth at a time.
Of course of the plastic wedges are jammed, it's not going to budge.
Hope the info is helpful. good luck!
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
I have the same problem on my car and took it to the dealership to get it checked, they said that the 2001 is the one of the only years that doesn't have a manual close function. They told me my motor was completely dead and the only way to close it is to replace the motor. My only problem is knowing where the motor is. I would have yours checked if you haven't already.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
a solution that i had is that if you can open your sunroof without it opening ur shade try that then fold the shade by pushing between or in the middle of it and popout the shade. this works but try not to push to hard or you can break the plastic runners on the side of the shade. check to see if nothing is in the way of the runners. then put back the back part first then slide it all the way to the back then, do the other part and clip them back together (there might be a little metal piece that pushes your shades back so check that first to see if its there first)
Posted on May 06, 2009
Can't say for sure about this particular model, but most vehicles with sunroofs have a manual crank for situations like this. Generally it is located forward of the sunroof on the roof of the interior of the car, sometimes under a panel or interior light. This at least will get the roof closed until the problem can be fixed. It may also allow the sun roof to realign itself and help the electric crank to start working again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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