Originally Posted by t.o.bonny
My sunroof has stopped operating. When I depress the switch, I hear a click come from the motor behind my head but it doesn't do anything. What can I check or should I just bite the bullet and take it in to a glass shop or heaven forbid, the dealer?
Is this the usual 2-way design? (i.e. one way does a pop-up to vent; the other way retracts it into the roof) If so:
1) Does it make any difference which way you press the switch?
2) Have you tried "helping" the glass move in the desired direction while holding the switch, in case the mechanism is a little gunked up?
On my sunroof, if I don't hold the switch down until it'* _completely_ finished with its closing move (from either position), it'll sometimes refuse to go to the other open setting until I hit the button a second time. (i.e. First press completes the previous cycle; the second press finally gets it going where I want it.)
Since you hear the click, the next step should be the motor activating. If it'* not, it'* either internally gunked-up, or stuck trying to drive a mechanism that doesn't want to move.
3) Was this an abrupt failure (i.e. it worked fine yesterday) or something that came on gradually?