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Have '01 v70. Sunroof opened all the way, now won't close. I've pulled the light assembly/cover to get a look at it. The black plastic electronic box seems to have some sort of sensing ability to it that allows it to close, as there is a small gear that rides on the sunroof motor cable. I at least need to get the sunroof closed. Are there instructions on line somewhere that offer explanation? Do you have advice? Please help. Cheers!

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There should be a slot you can put a flat head screwdriver in to turn the motor round and close the roof. the motor assembly there is a magnet inside and a reader to tell the motor when to stop or move. the sensor can fail and ope till it cannot move any more it also as a water trigger. this in the event that the vehicle is under water the sunroof opens so you can get out. this feature can go wrong a well.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017

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SOURCE: 1993 lincoln towncar sunroof switch

you should have 3 wires to the switch.n.o.--c--n.c.(normally open--common--normally closed).take the middle wire and connect to either wire to close the sunroof.experiment with the n.o and n.c wire until the sunroof closes,you wont damage anything.please rate me as fix ya,thanks---any ? let me know

Posted on May 25, 2008

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SOURCE: 1992 Volvo 940 Gl Sunroof Problem

to find out if it is off its track you can remove the cover between the rearview and the sunroof that is the motor/drive assembly. there is a slotted pin in this assemply that you turn with a screwdriver to move the sunroof manually if it wont move manually then you have a bigger issue. sometimes thie drive assembly screws get loose, i believe there are two screws that hold it up,when those are loose you will get a grinding sound when the gears skip. good luck.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

greg_margo

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SOURCE: Sunroof leak

You could change the gasket surrounding the sunroof Others have tried to seal the worn out gasket with epoxy. Here's a page from the Volvo forum I found that should help. If you want to replace the gasket yourself, it's not a difficult process.

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=43652

http://www.automedia.com/Sunroof_Rebuild/ccr20050101sr/1

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Sunroof and front windows mysteriously opened with engine off

Just an FYI. If you hold down the Unlock button on your keyfob for the MKZ (not sure about othr Lincolns) for about 5 seconds (not sure exactly) or more the sunroof and windows will open. I believe this is designed as a cool down convenience feature. Not sure if that was the case, but you may have tripped that feature without knowing it. Still, it is embarrassing that the dealer didn't at least mention this possibility to you.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

trump9

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SOURCE: My Oldsmobile Alero sunroof is stuck open and will not close.

my sunroof is stuck oprn and the close button does not work

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check fuse and relay if good than possible motor ot track problem their should be a mechanical bypass that will let you close it if stuck open the following information is courtesy of monte carlo forum
To check the condition of your original sunroof guides:
  1. Gl*** in closed position.
  2. Locate & remove 3 torx bolts on each side of sunroof glass. Lift glass out of sunroof opening & set aside in a safe place.
  3. Locate "J" shaped cover plate at front of sunroof track assembly. Remove 2 torx bolts from each cover plate.
  4. Lift up bracket to remove.
  5. Inspect the plastic guides on each side. The sunroof cables attach to guides on front outer corner. Inspect this area closely for damage.
  6. Do not operate the sunroof with the J plates removed.
Troubleshooting:
If the sunroof guides are not broken & the glass is a uniform height along the rear edge your problem may be a stripped gear inside the motor. The motor has a manual override:
  1. Get access to the motor by removing the map light/switch console or lowering the front of the headliner.
  2. Insert a large standard screwdriver into the nylon bushing at the center of the motor hub. Push up & turn the screwdriver to manually move the sunroof glass. If the unit will fully open & close manually, you most likely only need a replacement motor.

If your sunroof is stuck in the open position follow these steps to get it closed:
  1. Remove the glass.
  2. Try to close the unit without the glass. Many times one side will still be operational and close correctly.
  3. Try to slide the inoperable lift arm forward. If it moves, slide it forward until it stops.
  4. You now need to slide the original plastic guide forward to lower the arm to the closed position. Using a standard screwdriver, push it forward. The lift arm should begin to lower.
  5. If the lift arm will still not fully lower, remove the J plate as explained above, sometimes the sunroof cable will need to be lifted up to allow the guide to fully slide forward.
  6. Reinstall glass.

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depending on the vehicle you may be looking at a bad sunroof motor, or the regulator(roof track and cables) could be bad, on some cars you can replace these things seperately, and on some you have to replace it all as one assembly. In most cases if you pull your headliner down so that you can see the motor there will be a manual opperation "port" usually a 1/4 or 3/8 drive ratchet opening so that you can manually close the roof until you get it fixed. In most sunroof motors I've seen the manual opperation port is either a red plastic circle with the ratchet drive opening in the middle, or there is a round plastic insert that you have to pull out to access the ratchet opening. hopefully this helps, if not try updating the question to include year make and model of the vehicle. Good luck!

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How to Manually Close the Sunroof ? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/how-to-manually-close-sunroof-on-2001.html

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Circuit breakers are located inside the fuse panel. They are automatically reset when the problem corrects itself, is repaired, or the circuit cools down to allow operation again.

One of the less known about fuses that can cause all this to go out is the fuseable link. It is in a black plastic box near the battery. It is an appx 60A thin metal strip fuse. Check the website link to the right for more info.

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The sunroof is equipped with an emergency closure feature should the sunroof motor fail or the vehicle has lost electrical power. To close the sunroof under these conditions:
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Fig. Remove the trim panel to access the sunroof motor

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Fig. Insert the 6mm hex tool from the tool kit and turn the hex socket to close the sunroof


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Fig. Sunroof components-E30 3 Series shown, E36 similar

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Fig. Sunroof lid retainer clip location-E30 3 Series shown, E36 similar
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  5. Remove the cover over the motor and gearbox. Close the sunroof lid, if not already closed.
  6. Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the 3 mounting screws. Remove the motor and gearbox.
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