Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunroof mystery solved

My sunroof stopped working a few months ago an I haven't had the chance to spend half a day figuring out what's wrong. I know something is broken because there is a rattling noise above my head when driving.

So, today I opened the roof, which was easier than I thought it would be, and found what was rattling around. A stray bolt.

Of course, when the sunroof doesn't work, you must open and close using the manual adjuster in the boot. Surprisingly, this is made from a hard plastic which, over the course of 25+ years, has become brittle and broke right in my ratchet. So I did it the hard way.

Anyway, here's the driver side (right side) and it appears to be completely intact. Cool. Problem must be with the passenger side.

There we go. The guide pin is broken off.

Stupid pin.

Doing a bit of research, the entire mechanism must be purchased to resolve this issue. Let's see what I can find.

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