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Old 08-12-2005, 07:29 AM   #1
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Earlier this week when I retracted the roof it made a loud crack sound, like hitting the glass with a metal object. Glass is fine. Yesterday when I went to retract, it got back and then just started grinding till I hit the reverse mode. When to close it and it went back to normal close position but never stopped and went to popup position. Went to close the popup position and never stopped, went to retracted and the grinding in retracted mode. Now I have to manually stop the roof if I want it to stop at closed. Any hints or tips before I tear into my headliner
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Sounds like the switchs that tell it what position it is in have given up and something else ugly is going on up there.

Time to rollup up to Lakeville MN and bring some beer.
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Found some old posts, and it sounds like the switches are in the motor. FInd a replacement motor and sync the glass and motor. Or live with it. Sounds like a good time to tear out the carpet and clean at the diy car wash since gutting the car is the only way to get the headliner out intact. One ? is can I use the drivers door instead of the passenger? I have already done the pass door panel fix and was thinking about doing the drivers door panel next. It would be nice to not have to mess with the pass panel now. Will the steering wheel be in the way?
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I would say you could look up John Deere Boy and Harofreak00'* posts about taking it out.
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Those post said nothing about if the steering wheel was in the way. Playing with it this morning it does stop by itself about 1/4 way closed. That is the only position it stops by itself. Looks like I may have lucked out and just need to sync. The window moves smoothly and without any noticable strain.
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You light be able to get away with replacing it with just lowering the back of the headliner and not completely removing it since the motor is in the back. I will take a couple pictures for you as I do not have a headliner at the moment so you can see where the sunroof motor should go. Also, let me know how much they want to charge you for a motor. I am pretty sure the one in my 93 SSE is good.
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