You basically have one chance to lay the fabric down. Use your pick tool to remove both small trim pieces that cover the Phillips head screws. Here is a picture of the clips on the sunroof. We will now loosen the rear C pillar trims. Who knows how long it will hold up: Improvised Guide Pin Tip Now that the wiper is out of the car, you have an unencumbered view into the sunroof cavity. You'll have to then trim the edges and make various cuts, leaving enough to wrap around the other side.
This will prevent the future surprise of finding mysterious places that are wet in your vehicle interior. January 6, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what year and model vehicle you are working on. These screws hold the roof to the mechanism. In the aftermath, I found that the sunshade was suddenly loose, and had jumped its tracks. I'm going to watch the videos a little more closely now, but do you know what it would take as far as parts and labor to get the roof 100% functional? Are they adding stuff that is not needed? When you push on the green end of the handle, jaws open up on the other end: Nabbergrabber Jaws This tool is quite handy for fishing parts out of the sunroof's narrow cavity. There are two glides on both sides, four glides all together. I fished it out of the back corner of the sunshade cavity along with one of the plastic guides from the passenger side.
August 23, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The front of the glass should not be flush, it should stick up about 1mm. Hopefully, you will be more fortunate, and will not have to adjust the motor. The metal rods on both sides of mine were completely bent out of shape, and the ends of the sheet metal were completely mangled. Some days are dedicated to certain themes, see below. The problem is i cant get to the torx screw towards the end of the sun shade. Perhaps you should ask the guy at the parts department. Here is the direct link to the 2000 323i sedan sunroof:.
Having a buddy will help a lot with this step. The only thing this does is close the rear cover so that the interior doesn't become a sauna in the coming summer months. Performance Gain: Properly working sunroof shade Complementary Modification: Give your car a good wash Need to buy parts for this project? Do you have questions or want to add to the article? You mentioned you have bent this back into place many times, any tips on properly repairing this piece? During this time the roof will open, close, slide etc. To access the sunroof motor, first remove the access panel: Sunroof Motor Access Panel Once the access panel is off, the motor is exposed. Remove rivet with small pliers. The the window will not work properly, not close, etc. Next we will remove the rear view mirror.
If the glass will not adjust properly, or the sunshade will not close fully, then you will have to adjust the motor. Just realizing how much detail I left out. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Not wanting to buy a whole repair kit, I improvised by wrapping the tip with tape.
August 30, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think you are looking for a sunshade. There is one in each corner. When this happens it can jam up and not allow the sunroof itself to open or damage other parts in the sunroof. I was able to reach inside and pull the sunshade free and slide it forward. December 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would assume something is worn. If this is the case, manually popping it up shouldn't destroy anything - but again, I cannot absolutely tell you with certainty that this won't destroy anything.
The two on the passenger side are the same, and the two on the driver side are also the same, but there are two flavors of them. Thanks, January 11, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am not familiar with the ebay kits. You will need your pick tool to remove the clear plastic cover. After adjusting and testing many, many times, I finally got the motor adjusted properly. Would this fix work for a Mercedes-Benz sunshade as well? You will also have to pull the corner of the rear interior trim away from the pillar trim to access two Phillips head screws.
You need to open the shade and tilt the roof up. This information is only a summary. My sunroof works just fine. One of those noises is coming from the glass sunroof panel while it's sliding shut. Step 3: Obtain Replacement Parts At this point, you will know what replacement parts you need. It's easiest to install the T-25 screws loosely first, so they can hold the glass in place while you adjust the height and tighten them up. Thanks February 13, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.