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The electric hood does not retract roof goes back then rear section unlatches then starts to alarm and goes no further

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Hi Deborah , Your going to have to take to the dealer , there is a DTC - diagnostic trouble code stored in the ( FTC ) folding top control module . Such as this one DTC B1296
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If you have a 740 with an electric sunroof, when the roof is in the fully closed position you should be able to push the closed switch again and have the rear of the roof pop up to the 'vent' position. If you have a manual roof, after it reaches the closed position you feel a bit of resistance; you then continue moving the crank in the closed direction and the rear of the roof should pop up to the 'vent' position.
If your roof does not move at all, you must NOT pry up the rear edge manually as there are cast tracks at the rear of the panel that hold it in place and you will break, bend, or damage the tracks, roof or the panel.
Most likely it is out of alignment and too tight for the minimal leverage applied by the motor to move it, as well as being thoroughly gunked up. The secret to lack of motion is most likely binding in the up and down motion of the panel. If manual, try moving the crank back and forth, bearing in mind that the first motion the roof makes is that up and down motion at the rear of the panel. If there is resistance to the crank motion immediately, there is 'likely' to not be any damage in the screw mechanism, just binding of the panel in the roof.
If nothing moves as you move the crank towards 'vent', push up gently through that small rectangular opening inside the headliner on the rear of the panel to help it along, by just pushing it free of the roof. The tracks at the rear of the panel move the panel up and down, either to pull it down before retracting or to pop the rear of the panel up for the 'vent' position, and if they are damaged or too gunked up, they will resist opening. The device that is connected to the motor/crank via screw cables slides back and forth in these tracks, raising and lowering the panel, which will not be possible unless you can move the crank/motor. Try to get it high enough to be able to peer inside the roof from the outside to unhook the headliner clips - once you get those, all is revealed and you will be able to see why your roof is not functioning properly.



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Ford e150 alarm siren goes off when lights are turned on


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Want to convert my electric audi 80 roof into a manual one


no need to convert.
the electic roof can be opened manually by:-
unlock the roof using the handle on top of the windscreen and push roof back as far as posible.
lift flaps adjacent to door pillers
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when these levers are retracted the roof will push down fully into its compartment
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My moonroof on my 2005 PT Cruiser will not retract. One side seems to catch on something as only one corner starts to move. The rear vent pop up works fine. How do I remove the window to check it?


you need to remove the head liner to inspect. try pushing down on the corner that is stuck while trying to open. a lot of the time the back of the roof gets wedged against the roof roof.lol. and it needs to go down before it will go back

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How to open the rag top of my bmw 325i,1995 model


Unlatch the top on the inside and push it back a little. Then get out the car and lift the rear of the top where it meets the compartment lid. Open the roof storage compartment lid, the latch is inside the car behind the drivers seat. Fold the top into the compartment and close the lid. Make sure it latches. If you have further queries, please leave a comment.

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My moon roof will not open on my 2001 jeep grand cherokee. It opens up for ventalation and goes back down, but will not retract.


This reset works on most cars,providing no other problems
Press and hold tilt,watch roof untill it tilts up a further half inch
This can take 30 seconds
Close tilt and check opperation.

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Sunroof doesn"t open or close


Section 01-17: Roof Panel, Sliding—Electric 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Electric Operation The sliding roof panel (502B98):
  • is available as an option.
  • is electrically operated through the accessory delay relay (controlled by generic electronic module (GEM)).
  • is of self-storing design.
  • requires a specific headliner.
  • utilizes a unique roof console and dome lamp.
  • has an air deflector.
The electrical system operates in the following manner:
  • Two switches control movement of the roof panel.
  • When the SLIDE roof sliding panel switch (15B691) is rocked rearward, the roof sliding outer glass panel (502A82) slides into the storage space between the roof trim panel (51968) and the roof panel, exposing an opening over the front seats.
  • When the SLIDE roof sliding panel switch is rocked forward with the roof sliding outer glass panel fully back in the storage space, the roof sliding outer glass panel moves forward from the storage position.
  • The rear portion of the roof sliding outer glass panel moves upward on two lifter arms near the end of the forward travel, allowing a weather-tight seal when the roof sliding outer glass panel is closed.
  • An AUTO feature allows the SLIDE roof sliding panel switch to be touched momentarily to cause the roof panel to automatically move to the fully open position.
  • When the TILT roof sliding panel switch is rocked forward with the roof sliding outer glass panel fully forward, the rear of the roof sliding outer glass panel pops up to the VENT position.
  • With the roof sliding outer glass panel in the VENT position, rocking the TILT roof sliding panel switch rearward closes the roof sliding outer glass panel.
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  • Sliding Roof Panel Does Not Open or Close
  • Open power feed fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged roof sliding panel switch.
  • Damaged sliding roof panel motor.



VISUAL INSPECTION CHART Mechanical Electrical
  • Damaged roof panel
  • Obstructed roof panel
  • Guide
  • Damaged drive cable(s)
  • Open Power Distribution Box Fuses 1 (40A) or 4 (30A)
  • Circuitry open/shorted
  • Damaged roof sliding panel switch
  • Damaged sliding roof panel motor

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Open roof latch over windshild.
Raise rear of roof off of hatch
Lift little hatch tabs to access lift mechanism
Release latches on each side with fingers
Lift Hatch with free hand
Let roof fall into storage compartment
Click hatch shut.
Reverse proceedure to put back up.

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