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Unread 04-19-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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ZJ Sunroof Stuck Open

This afternoon I opened the sunroof, then closed it, then opened it into the vent mode, it is now stuck open in the vent mode. When I try and close it I can hear a click at the motor when the switch is pushed, however the sunroof will not close.

Through a search I found a couple of ideas, but none of these seem to make it any better. I have already tried cleaning the switch and tapping on the headliner as well as the roof at, or close to, the motor, both to no avail.

So I guess what I am getting at is, can you close the sunroof manually? and does it sound like the motor is bad, or do y'all have any other ideas?

Thanks in advance

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Unread 04-19-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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This afternoon I opened the sunroof, then closed it, then opened it into the vent mode, it is now stuck open in the vent mode. When I try and close it I can hear a click at the motor when the switch is pushed, however the sunroof will not close.

Through a search I found a couple of ideas, but none of these seem to make it any better. I have already tried cleaning the switch and tapping on the headliner as well as the roof at, or close to, the motor, both to no avail.

So I guess what I am getting at is, can you close the sunroof manually? and does it sound like the motor is bad, or do y'all have any other ideas?

Thanks in advance
I remember seeing a thread years ago that pointed out how you can cross the wires and make it close...kind of like a jumper. Sounds like motor or gears to me.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 05:06 AM   #3
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I tried this too, and once again, just a click at the motor, nothing else.

Thanks though
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Unread 04-20-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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sounds like the motor may have gone...or may have over heated...let it sit a day or so and try it again sometimes it may work one last time --
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Unread 04-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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i had started a thread on this but cant find it...if you hear a click..most likely it will be this part..it is to the left of the motor...in a black box..ill look for my thread.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #6
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Found it here it is...this did fix my problem...the reason it would only go up and down was because i had a bunch of leaves in my sunroof rails...cleaned that out and works great ever since.



http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/ok-took-off-my-headliner-what-538222/
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Found it here it is...this did fix my problem...the reason it would only go up and down was because i had a bunch of leaves in my sunroof rails...cleaned that out and works great ever since.



http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=538222
I knew there was a thread. Thanks for finding yours and re posting.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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Well I just bit the bullet and took the headliner out this morning and determined exactly what cAcHe96 said it was, that module, or whatever it actually is seems to be the problem. I bypassed all the switched and hooked the motor directly to a battery and was able to close the sunroof, now all I have to do is replace the headliner, that module and then put it all back together, I guess Ill be driving without a headliner for a while.

Thanks everybody for all your help!!!!!
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Hows it going guys, my zj has the same problem right down to the clicking with nothing happening. My question is, is there a manual way of closing the sun roof as it is stuck in the tilted up position. Thanks for your time.
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Hows it going guys, my zj has the same problem right down to the clicking with nothing happening. My question is, is there a manual way of closing the sun roof as it is stuck in the tilted up position. Thanks for your time.
did you read the post before yours?

"I bypassed all the switched and hooked the motor directly to a battery and was able to close the sunroof."

That is the manual way.
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