sunroof stuck

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sunroof stuck

Post by Mattcapri » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:22 pm

hi, right so i know dodgy sunroofs seem to be pretty common for capris, so im hoping someone has some advice for me!
basicaly its stuck shut, and one corner has dropped about 10mm, whereas the other corner is still flush with the roof.
i tried winding and un winding and wiggling it without being able to open it at all.
any tips?

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Re: sunroof stuck

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:15 pm

Im sure more experienced people will be along with advice soon but I would suggest you start by carefully removing the sunroof section's headlining to provide more visibility of what is going on.

Then with someone else to help you carefully raise the corner which has dropped and (carefully) see if the sunroof can now be moved using the winder.

My guess is that one of the runners has come out, there are 4 of them.

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Re: sunroof stuck

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:25 pm

This is something I tried to tackle many years ago and left alone in the end ,but was surprised that Tickover sorted mine .
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Re: sunroof stuck

Post by ollyw » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:55 am


Try tilting it and push up on the back whilst doing it. Go gentle on the handle as I've snapped on before.
This should allow access to the adjustment screws as detailed in the haynes manual.

I couldn't open mine when I first bought it, it had been laid up a long time, turned out I had a field mouse living in the roof void and he'd been squirrelling nuts and food for winter into the drainage channels so it couldn't slide! Got the roof out this way over a 2 hr period of gentle persuasion wiggling and moving around.

Works a treat now, sadly the mouse met his end on a trap.

Olly W

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