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How do you fix the sunroof on a 2001 Ford F-150 if the button will click when you open it but it will not close and is there any other way to close it without the switch in the top of the cab?

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September 13, 2011 1:56AM

Sounds to me like the switch is out on the closed side. You will have to drop the headliner and there will be a manual way to close the sunroof. They all have this feature so if the motor or switch goes out you can still close it.

To manually crank the moonroof you first have to loosen the back half of the ceiling inside the cab of the F-150. To do this unscrew to two handles used to lift people into the back seat. There are 2 or 3 snaps in the ceiling that just pry off. The two lights on the sides stay attached to the ceiling, they can be unplugged after you pull the back half of the roof down. The tricky part is that it takes some force to pry the corners of the roof loose at the seam in the back. After the motor is exposed you can see where you insert an Allen wrench. Just turn it and the roof will close.