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AaronM AaronM is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
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You've probably already tried it, but in the eternal spirit of "try the simplest thing first", you're trying this with the key in the "Acc" position (power only to radio and sunroof), right? If the key is in the "Run" position, then the sunroof will not unlatch (safety feature to keep you from accidentally unlatching the sunroof and playing "freeway frisbee" when at speed).

If you have the key in the "Acc" position, are you pushing the "up" button to unlatch the sunroof? It seems counter-intuitive, but in order to unlatch the sunroof you have to push the "up" button (which is the button that raises the roof when the car is running). If you're pushing the "down" button (which latches the roof when the car isn't running), nothing will happen because the roof is already latched.

There is no microswitch that stops the motor when the roof is released. The system relies on the resistance of the lifting arms to overcome the slip-clutch.


EDIT: Was your car made after February 1986? If so, it has the new sunroof mechanism, which is better known by the people on this board. If it was made up to and including February 1986, it will have the old style mechanism. The trouble-shooting is different for the older style and fewer people have cars with it.
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Last edited by AaronM; 03-23-2003 at 11:49 AM..
Old 03-23-2003, 11:46 AM
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