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Sunroof Removal

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I recently purchased a 1985 (early) 944 and I cannot remove the sunroof. It raises and lowers; however when raised it seems to be locked in the front (yes, I undid the 2 clips) and the arms seemed to be locked to the sunroof in the back. Can anyone help???? Please.....

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- With the key in the ON position (e.g. with the engine running), close the roof, all the way.

- Turn the car off. Put the key in the ACC position.

- Push/hold the button to RAISE the sunroof (I think...if it doesn't do anything, try the button to lower it.)

- The arms which raise the back of the roof should retract out of the sunroof. After they have done so, undo the clips at the front of the roof.

- With your hands, tilt the back of the sunroof up a little, so that it clears the car roof, then SLIDE the SUNROOF BACKWARDS. You cannot lift the sunroof straight up off the car due to the hinge mechanism in front. You'll see exactly what I mean once you've gotten the roof off the first time.

- Stow the roof in the trunk/hatch and enjoy the sun!
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This is from www.clarks-garage.com a great 944 web site and it has a link to the 944 FAQ.

Removing the Sunroof


Retract the sunroof lifting arms as follows:
On pre-1985.5 cars, turn the ignition switch to the "OFF" position. Depress the sunroof switch in the back direction ("A" in picture from previous section) to retract the sunroof lifting arms.
On 1985.5 and newer cars, turn the ignition switch to the "ACCESSORY" position (1). Depress the sunroof switch in the back direction (Up Arrow on Switch) to retract the sunroof lifting arms.

Release the two latches at the front of the sunroof.



From inside the car, push up on the back of the sunroof and slide it off of the wind deflector and front guides.
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Welcome craigmblue....

First, it's easier to help you if you let us know the year of your car. Most of us put that in our signature line.

Good instructions Natey...by accessory position on the switch he means the first click clockwise before the dash lights come on. Of course this is only true for late model 944s. If you have an early model, I think you leave the key in the off position and push the sunroof button to release the back of the sunroof. All other instructions are the same.
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Thanks to both of you!!! That did the trick. Like an idiot, I was trying to remove the roof while it was up in the locked position.
Thanks again.
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on a 1985.5 944 How do you lock the roof back in to place?
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Put the key in position 1 and push either the down or up button to lock and unlock the roof.
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I have a very early 84 and it works the same. The first tiny little rotation forward will allow the arms to retract or lock.

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