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Old 02-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #11
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is that some kind of epoxy on the left side of the switch?
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that is NOT a stock switch......

weird that you have the CF5.....something is fishy
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Something is very fishy. Before I bought this car I ran a GM VIS report for warranty work and it came up with nothing except a $26.00 electrical component when the car had 197 miles on it. I figured the car had no issues or it would have been taken to the dealer if it'* under warranty. This sunroof looks weird. There'* water in the trunk. The headliner has been seriously jacked with and messed up. I'm hosed. I wonder what my local GM dealer is gonna think when I spring this on him.

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Yes, it looks like the switch really doesn't fit the hole perfectly.
Why would anyone do this to a car with 12,000 miles on it?
I did as much reseach as I could on this car. CARFAX and GM VIS report but
even with no miles the car still is full of skeletons. I can't believe it.
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I've never seen a GXP without a factory sunroof..thats weird why you have an aftermarket one in there.
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I don't have a sun roof hahaha. I wouldnt have bought the car GM factory roofs Suck.

Two bonnies next time do a search on somethings before you call lol

Solaire is a outside manufacturing company for GM.. skregal you have the proper RPO code what likely happened is there was a problem getting parts so GM used a contractor...

i know here the only person i would let install a roof is the American sunroof Company in toronto they also do brand new cars for GM and Chrysler.
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a little more info on what type of roof you have

SolAire Model 4300 Inbuilt Sunroof
Features:
Generous opening
Factory-installed appearance
High performance tinted glass
One button electric operation
Illuminated switch
Venting position feature
Self-deploying wind deflector
Color-matched sliding sunshade

Dimensions:
Glass panel: 32 1/4" x 18 3/4"
Look thru opening: 28 1/2" x 14 1/2"

Note: The SolAire Model 4300 inbuilt sunroof is the same dimensions as the Model 5300 sunroof. The difference is in the level of features. The Model 5300 offers more advanced electronics.

Website Address
http://www.webasto.us/home/en/homepage.html
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It may also have been a replacement for a leaking factory roof.
I think twobonnies is on the right track here. My sunroof sticks up a bit at the front. I had it adjusted once but after using it a couple of times it is back to the pre adjustment. I am guessing there was some sort of problem that GM couldnt fix so they had the work sub contracted out.
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The thing is--- if this car had warranty work done on a leaking or inoperable sunroof, wouldn't that work show up on a GM VIS report? This report showed no warranty work done on this car (except a $20 switch). So why does the sunroof and headliner appear to be messed with? I can't figure it out.
Another sour note. The parking brake pedal bracket and the accelerator pedal bracket have rusted. These are the silver metal brackets that bolt the petal assembly to the firewall. They are rusted all over. Must of had water inside at some point.
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Maybe b4 it was in service the dealer noticed the issue. and replaced it
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I've never seen a GXP without a factory sunroof
I saw two during shopping that didn't have sunroofs.

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Two bonnies next time do a search on somethings before you call
I looked at their website. I missed the page where they say they manufacture for GM. THey have a plant in Livonia, but that could supply Ford. But that'* not the point. The point is with that switch it raises the suspicion that the roof was installed after manufacturing, e.g.that the original sunroof installed during manufacturing failed and may have been replaced at the dealership. The important thing isn't that Solaire may or may not manufacture the roof for GM or not. The important points are

A) a roof installed after factory assembly is more likely to fail.
B) That switch is odd, probably not an original.
C) He should have been told if this is indeed a roof that was installed as a fix to a problem.
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