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Old 07-02-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Sunroof trouble

Okay so after a ton of searching I have came up with really nothing. I'm not sure if it is off track or what. Basically the passenger side works no problem but on the driver side the arm that the glass is bolted too, will not move at all. If I just tap the switch I get a really loud click. I can feel something moving underneath the visor, it almost kind of buldges up. I've dealt with this for two years and I'm finally to the point where I need to since it. All I have found is the sunshade stuff. Someone please help!!! Any input is appreciated! Really don't wanna have to go to the dealer. Thanks!

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:55 PM   #2
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Oh and the arm that connects to the actual sunroof glass is popped up like maybe 3/4 of the way up, if that helps.

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Old 07-04-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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I have this same problem .. Have yet to find the solution


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Old 07-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #4
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If you find anything let me know!

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Old 07-05-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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Sunroof trouble

I had this problem too.

I bought the sunroof repair kit off of ecstuning. I dropped the headliner and took out the sunroof assembly to put all of the new/updated parts in from the kit. I was not able to replace the sunshade sliders because the kit came with a different design that didn't fit my holes. I lubed everything up really good too.

After reassembly I have to pull the sunshade back before I press the open button or else it will jam up again. When I pull the cover back first it works %100 of the time. It has something to do with using the old shade sliders.

The jam was being caused by the rubber wind/rain deflector at the back of the sunroof. It was chewed up and bent to all hell.

So unless your cables are messed up or your motor is acting abnormally, I would do my approach. Fixed it for me.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input! I was actually looking at the kit earlier. I haven't tore the headliner apart yet so I might just do that so I know what's going on in there.

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