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#1617280 - 13/03/2018 20:04 sunroof wont open ????
Csnacks Offline

Registered: 16/01/2014
Posts: 1
Loc: Cardiff
would appreciate some help on this one, my sunroof is showing no signs of life checked the fuse and plugged in a brand new motor I am not very good on electrics so any suggestions would be great my car is a 1997 20vt . Coming to the end of a mini resto 1 previous owner 42k met red . love

#1617288 - 14/03/2018 07:37 Re: sunroof wont open ???? [Re: Csnacks]
neil_r Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 16/08/2007
Posts: 745
Loc: Germany
Mine stops at times and pressing the relays under the steering wheel sometimes sorts it. Maybe there is a poor connection or a weak relay even though something tells me the sunroof relay is not there. Worth a check anyway. It could also be a worn switch. Also worth checking.

#1617300 - 14/03/2018 13:08 Re: sunroof wont open ???? [Re: neil_r]
mr_nobut Offline
Club member 993
Making a profit

Registered: 06/05/2009
Posts: 306
Loc: bristol
Hi, isn't there a relay under the switch in the gear housing tunnel.
Mine used to buzz sometimes when pressing the switch so took it out and cleaned up contacts.
Also I guess it could be the switch itself! Joe will have a spare…Don't suppose anyones got a spare sunroof glass as my frame is falling to bits and leaks!! cry
inky goodness!!

#1617635 - 21/03/2018 19:42 Re: sunroof wont open ???? [Re: Csnacks]
Cooperman Offline
Club member 215
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 08/06/2008
Posts: 864
Loc: Kent, South East
Check the switch itself as I was swapping relays to no avail before a simple switch swap sorted it

#1617653 - 22/03/2018 12:17 Re: sunroof wont open ???? [Re: Csnacks]
Master_Mariner Online   content
Club member 583
Making a profit

Registered: 16/09/2007
Posts: 367
Loc: Freedom
Does it tilt but not open, or not move at all?

Sometimes a very gentle hand (finger) pushing the glass up to start the tilt function will get things going.

I'm not sure if the electric motor can catch some moisture and get a bit of rust/catch a set- but its a little used motor often just sitting unused for very long periods of time.

When its back working - re-greasing the running gear and making sure the frame is lined up tight and true all helps ensure smooth opening and closing.


#1617681 - 22/03/2018 22:24 Re: sunroof wont open ???? [Re: Csnacks]
barnacle Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 31717
Loc: Hemel in the Hempstead
Don't forget that it can be moved manually by removing the little cover behind the courtesy light and applying a large screwdriver.

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