One day you’ll be gliding along within the speed limit, of course and you’ll hear a ‘snap’ when tilting your sunroof. Yes, that’s one side failing. A few months later, you’ll hear another ‘snap’ and with no surprises that’s the other side failing. After that, your tilt stops functioning. The retract feature will work, but the sunroof no longer locks down properly, causing it to rattle over bumps.
Refer steps to Repair Sunroof Glass of Car:
- Retract the sunroof back slightly, and remove the front stops on both sides.
- Close the roof, and then press the tilt button. You’ll probably have to tilt it manually. Place something soft between the glass and roof to keep it tilted.
- Remove the top of the rubber gators from the sunroof. Side it inward and back slightly, but be gentle. The bottom will NOT come detached.
- Remove 3 Torx head screws from each side of the sunroof. The sunroof can tilt up even more now, which makes the next step easier.
- Using a screwdriver, remove the sunroof glass sides from the tilt hinge slider pins. Lift out the sunroof glass. You should be able to see your broken parts now.
- To get the broken pieces out, you have to disconnect the wind deflector from its arms. Electronically, slide the sunroof guides back about 8 inches. Use pliers to pinch the plastics pin that connect the deflector to its arm. Tilt the deflector arms backs and remove them.
- Manually slide out the tilt hinge slider and the broken front slider piece. Electronically move the sunroof guides full forward.
- There is a short rubber cover at the back of the opening. Disconnect it from the main rear slider by popping it upward and then sliding it forward slightly. You can leave it in the opening. Note how it is held in place. Remove the screw on the plate over the main rear slider and slide out the pin. Remove the cover and disconnect the main slider from the rear guide arm.
- Remove the control rod by sliding it forward. Remove the rear guide lever. Clean and grease all contact surfaces. Install new rear guide lever. Pop the rear rubber cover in place.
- Electronically slide the assembly back about 8 inches. Reinstall deflector arms and connect to wind deflector.
- Electronically slide the assembly forward and check the tilt function of the assembly. Leave the assembly tilted up. Reinstall sunroof glass. Align the hinge pins as close as possible, and work from the inside of the car with a small screwdriver in the hole next to it to get them in.
- Install the 3 Torx screws on each side, but leave them just snug. These screws set the alignment.
- Close the sunroof electronically and check for alignment.
- Do NOT retract the sunroof more than ½” or you will crush the gators.
- Reinstall the gators and check full operation. Reinitialize the sunroof by pressing the tilt button for 30 seconds.