`01 Outback LE Sunroof stopped working

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by Bradley Walker, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Hello all,

    This morning when I went to leave for work, I rolled my windows down and
    went to open both power sunroofs. I noticed that the powerroof above the
    driver/passenger seats would not raise up like it should. however the roof
    above the back seat that slides back into the roof did open up fully without
    a problem.

    Once I had more time to look at it, I closed all of the sunroofs. Then I
    pressed the button between the two ceiling lights to raise open the first
    sunroof by pressing and holding the button once. During this, I could hear
    the motor trying to open the sunroof, but it would not raise. I did decide
    to push up on the glass roof, and it opened. However after 15 minutes or
    so, it collapsed back down into the closed position. I tried pressing up on
    the roof, but now everytime it collapses back down on it's self as soon as I
    let go. It's as if something in there has lost the ability to latch the
    glass in place or to connect the motor to the glass to actually raise it.

    Does anyone here know about fixing something like this? I would like to get
    in there and look at it, but all I can do is have someone hold the glass
    roof up, while I peer in from behind it, but that doesn't really offer me
    any solution. How would I remove that glass panel to be able to see what is
    now causing it from raising up and staying up?

    Bradley Walker, Jun 28, 2006
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  2. Bradley Walker

    Dan Guest

    I've had a similar thing happen to my WRX except it was for the driver side
    window, it wouldn't go down or up anymore. When I took the door apart, a
    screw that was holding the motor had fallen off and the thing holding the
    window wasn't in its place anymore.
    Dan, Jun 29, 2006
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  3. Now to figure out how to remove the glass for that sunroof so I can check
    inside. The more I observe the windows behavior, I think it might be an
    identical problem to the one you had.
    Bradley Walker, Jun 29, 2006
  4. Bradley Walker

    hippo Guest

    It's probably a whole lot easier once you remove the whole headlining ....
    but you really didn't want to read that did you?

    That's why I haven't got round to replacing the broken (and necessarily
    removed) blind from my rear sunroof yet. Until I can summon up the energy
    I've just tinted the glass so far! Good luck. Cheers
    hippo, Jul 2, 2006
  5. Actually I would love to figure out how to remove the whole headlining AND
    do so without damaging anything so I can put it back. I'm weird, but I like
    taking lots of time to learn something. :)
    Bradley Walker, Jul 4, 2006
  6. Bradley Walker

    B A R R Y Guest

    You're not that weird!
    B A R R Y, Jul 5, 2006
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