Stuck sun roof

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Sun May 13 23:17:22 EDT 2007

Sounds like a cable is either out of adjustment or broken. Or, it is
hitting the eind deflector. While closing it, watch the deflector and
make sure it doesn't run into that. I've had it happen. If you are
careful, you can hold it down from inside the car and close the

Anyhow, if not that, you will have to remove at least the motor and
realign the sunroof. If it's a cable, most likely you will have to
pull the sunroof assy. It's really not that hard of a job. Just remove
the longer screws form above with it all the way open. Don't take out
the short ones yet. Then, the whole thing slides out of the hole. You
will have to be patient and slow, taking care not to scratch the lid.
I usually put a towel on it, as the hole it comes out is very tight.

Tony Hoffman

On 5/13/07, P Cole <pcolegrps at> wrote:
> All,
> 1991 200 20v sun roof will retract fully open but stops dead when trying to close.
> It stops right before it hits the deflecter guides ( for what that matter).
> It's not electrical as trying to use the manual override you can feel the left ( drivers ) track just stop.
> ( right side seems to move slightly toward closed than the left)
> The Bently is little or no help in this regard.
> Looking for any BTDT , suggestions on how to get the thing closed.
> Thanks.
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