sunroof wont budge

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sunroof wont budge

Postby robmk2 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:08 pm

hiya,
just doing some work on my golf and want to check the drainage holes from my sunroof but i cant get it open.
any tips please.
thank you
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby sly_gti » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:37 pm

First thing I would do is remove the handle and cover then you can see part of the mechanism.

Can you turn the handle or is jammed.
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby robmk2 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:48 pm

sly_gti wrote:First thing I would do is remove the handle and cover then you can see part of the mechanism.

Can you turn the handle or is jammed.


the handle turns part way but then thats it but its not far enough to even start to open the sunroof.
does the cover just pull off as it feels like its stuck to the headlining
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby sly_gti » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:55 pm

Yes the cover does pull down

Have a look at the pics in this auction, it shows the reverse side so you can see how it's fixed to the roof.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3905559128
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby robmk2 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:27 am

sly_gti wrote:Yes the cover does pull down

Have a look at the pics in this auction, it shows the reverse side so you can see how it's fixed to the roof.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3905559128


thank you
will give it a try today
all the best
rob
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby robmk2 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:16 pm

thanks for all of the info,
took the handle off and the trim piece with the light in it swell as the inner sunroof gasket.
bashed it a lot with my hand and still no joy, then i tried to move the handle as suggested whilst banging the sunroof on the outside of the car with my other arm and it moved.........yay!!
the rain channels were then cleaned and are in very good condition and i flushed the tubes out with soapy water and used a small hose to push down the tube and the water comes out of the bottom of the tube right away.....then re assembled it all and happy days.
wind deflector for the sunroof needs a wire brush on it and some rust treatment but overall it was in very good condition.
while i was at it i treated the very small areas that had corrosion to rust killer etc.
cleaned out the channels in the engine bay too then flushed them out.
happy days
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby eddypeck » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:26 pm

Did you check the rear drains also?

but glad you got it open :thumbs:
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby eddypeck » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:30 pm

I've been using my sunroof a lot lately :lol: yes it's 4 degC outside. But since doing the heating system I like the heater pumping out hot air. It gets right toastie in the cabin - much hotter than the mk5 (I need to look at doing thermostats in that - yes thermostatS there are multiple)

Anyway, there seems to be a bit of condensation int he car, not a lot and I need to track down the cause but for now I like the heater on full to dry it out, but get too hot so open the sunroof - because the windows a stiff and I'm in fear of snapping a winder handle :lol: oh the joys of old cars.
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby robmk2 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:34 pm

eddypeck wrote:I've been using my sunroof a lot lately :lol: yes it's 4 degC outside. But since doing the heating system I like the heater pumping out hot air. It gets right toastie in the cabin - much hotter than the mk5 (I need to look at doing thermostats in that - yes thermostatS there are multiple)

Anyway, there seems to be a bit of condensation int he car, not a lot and I need to track down the cause but for now I like the heater on full to dry it out, but get too hot so open the sunroof - because the windows a stiff and I'm in fear of snapping a winder handle :lol: oh the joys of old cars.


i put a dehumidifier in mine for a while as had window seals leaking...sealed they leaks and job done....for now i guess
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Re: sunroof wont budge

Postby sly_gti » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:16 pm

My MK4 has just started to get load of condensation
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