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Question removing sunroof

I want to replace the sunroof seal in my car. I assume that my sunroof is removeable but for the life of me I cannot get it out without removing the screw on part of the hinges at the back of the sunroof.

1984 944 NA

any suggestion other than removing the hinge portion.

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take a picture, i'll photoshop instructions on there for you.
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thanks for your help in this matter

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I never had an operator manual.. but I believe that you close it, then turn off car and hit the button again, it should unlock.

Mine never worked, so I converted it to manual.
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Wait... Power sunroof?

Sorry. You're going to need a rotary cutoff saw, oxy-acetelyne welder, mig welder, 14 aluminum cans, a bottle of vaseline, and some socks.

Yes, these are part of the factory instructions...
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I take it then that the power sunroof is not removeable with out the use of a power hand sock puppet?

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LOL! In all seriousness, all you have to do is turn the key to the on (but not start) position and hit the close position of the switch to close it. Then hit it again and you'll hear the splined "arms" retract. You should then be able to push up on the back of the sunroof and unlatch the front. When you know how to do it, you can do it sitting at a traffic light and put the roof in the back seat in less than 5 seconds. Just don't drop it.
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ive been tryin to get the heck out of mine to work..but it doesnt. I got it to the closed position, then hit the switch again but nothing happens...the big ! is on in the car all the time..im assuming it thinks the sunroof is in the open position still (the front center switch I read goes bad often). Is it hard to pull the sensor out and just jumper it??
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no clue... maybe the electricals are busted. time for a manual conversion??

Power-Sock Puppet... lmfao... that was good
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With the roof down and locked, put the key in the ignition in the "off" position. Now hit the roof button and the arms will retract. The back of the roof is now free. Remove front latches. Push up on the back of the roof and remove roof.....
Isn't there like a 15 second thing in there.. like I'm supposed to be able to raise my windows 15 second after I turn off the car .. Don't work

If it is not doing what it is supposed to then you are part of the many that have inopperable mechanisms ( spelling - put down the wine don )

I have converted mine to a manual setup..
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Mine finally works. But before the electric part started working I found a very simple method to take it off. Raise the roof (eaither manually or electric). Put a scrwewdriver between the top of the rear roof clip and the roof and pry it a little while raising the roof. Make sure you do it the right direction. If you look at where the clip or hinge dealy connects to the roof you will see a pin in there that either goes left or right into the roof channel. The object is to pry that pin out. They do the other side. Unclip the front from inside and your roof will come out. Easy, simple, quick and it's proably the reason porsche included a screwdriver in the tool kit.
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what toolkit??
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Don't know if earlies are different than mine, but the trick is to turn ignition key to position 1, then the sunroof switch acts opposite to what you would expect: roof up = retract arms. That releases the back - you can look over your shoulder and watch it work through the cracks. Undo hinge clips, then lift back edge until roof is vertical, then lift straight up and off.

I was convinced mine was broken for quite some time until someone here taught me. And I have the owner's manual.
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Question removable power roof

My issue: I have no problem operating my power moonroof when lowering the arms to take out the roof..., its when I try to raise the arms again into the "roof locked" postion. They appear to get stuck or something of that nature in their flush/down position. After manipulating the starter key position and the button the arms finally go back up into the moon roof slots and lock it back. -Note I have tried to be consistant on key position in attempt to eliminate that from possiblity. My main question is how simple is it to convert the roof mech. to manual and how does it work? thanks for the help.

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