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PostSubject: Rear sunroof issue   Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:44 am

Hi all new to the site today, we have recently purchased a 94 SC and are really happy with it except the other day when I thought I open up the rear sunroof, but when I was outside the van I noticed it wasn't up when I activated the switch at the front the led went out saying it was closed . When I got hm I checked it at the rear switch and there was a lot of noise and no action also can't close the covers all the way. Any advice ,easy fixes would be most welcome
Cheers Darryl
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PostSubject: Re: Rear sunroof issue   Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:41 am

Hi Darryl,
sounds like a mechanical issue rather than electrical. Could be something simple if you can get to it. I think the only thing to do is to pull out the hood lining and see if that reveals anything obvious. It's a bit of work to remove and the clips as usual are likely to break but slow and steady is the best approach. I need to remove the front section of my hood lining to gain access to the rear air con unit and I'm not looking forward to the job at all. I'm not sure if I can source new clips ... not if they break but when they break:cry:
Good luck and I hope it's only a minor problem.

Cheers Shayne
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PostSubject: Re: Rear sunroof issue   Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:32 pm

Jaadle63 wrote:
Hi Darryl,
sounds like a mechanical issue rather than electrical. Could be something simple if you can get to it. I think the only thing to do is to pull out the hood lining and see if that reveals anything obvious. It's a bit of work to remove and the clips as usual are likely to break but slow and steady is the best approach. I need to remove the front section of my hood lining to gain access to the rear air con unit and I'm not looking forward to the job at all. I'm not sure if I can source new clips ... not if they break but when they break:cry:
Good luck and I hope it's only a minor problem.

Cheers Shayne
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Invest in a pair of trim pliers, they are cheap and of _massive_ help with trim.
Also saved breaking irreplaceable parts.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380897707960

Also the roof lining is designed to come off rear-section first, and then the front.
The read lining is clipped into metal plates bonded into the front one. It's all a bit unnecessary TBH and I'll trim the metal a bit before mine goes back on.

The curtain lining trims and hand-holds are easy to get off - I haven't figured out the big middle light yet to get it off.
Also buy a new Philips #3 screwdriver bit as some screws (like the rearview mirror) can be VERY tight and need a good fit.

Let me know how it goes as I need to take my rear lining off soon (to unstick the tracks in my moonroof - maintenance is a good thing before it gets stuck BTW - clean and lube.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear sunroof issue   Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:33 pm

Thanks for the info and I will invest in trim pliers. Pricey here is Aus $32 compared to $12 from China but summer is coming fast here and I need to get my air con sorted soon so I might just pay the price here instead of waiting a month to arrive. With so much glass in the SC, the interior gets very hot very fast compared to my previous Aussie model Hiace and it's still only spring time here.

Before I attempt to remove it I first need to take the car back to the air con specialist so he can re check to see if the pressure has dropped or not. The aren't sure that it's actually leaking at this stage and they haven't been able to find a leak as yet but he suspects that could be the rear evaporator if anything. No point me taking the hood lining off until they are certain it is leaking.

As for the big light, that is easy to remove although I found out the hard way. The procedure is first remove the small panel housing the moon roof and light switch. You can either remove the light switch knob by prying it off or leave it on as it doesn't really matter. On the front side of this small panel you'll see a small notch... pry the front side down from the notch with a small blade screwdriver then slide the panel forwards to remove. Next...you will then see a single screw that holds the diffuser...remove the screw then you can start prying off the diffuser slowly. I started in the front and worked my way around. When that is out there are 4 10mm bolts holding the rest of the fitting in place. Undo those and then you can unplug the moon roof switch and the interior light switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear sunroof issue   Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:03 am

Jaadle63 wrote:

As for the big light, that is easy to remove although I found out the hard way. The procedure is first remove the small panel housing the moon roof and light switch. You can either remove the light switch knob by prying it off or leave it on as it doesn't really matter. On the front side of this small panel you'll see a small notch... pry the front side down from the notch with a small blade screwdriver then slide the panel forwards to remove. Next...you will then see a single screw that holds the diffuser...remove the screw then you can start prying off the diffuser slowly. I started in the front and worked my way around. When that is out there are 4 10mm bolts holding the rest of the fitting in place. Undo those and then you can unplug the moon roof switch and the interior light switch.
Cheers    

Thanks for the detailed into, very useful indeed.

BTW I checked my van (hence the delay in replying!) and the forward pipes of the moonroof go down 15mm (est) plastic pipes in the door pillar just behind the front seats. I can't se the back of it yet as I haven't got the rear roof lining out yet!
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