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How do you fix the sunroof on a 97 Saturn SC when it goes up and down but will not open?


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2015-07-15 20:47:04
2015-07-15 20:47:04

I currently have a similar problem. It seems that one arm on the sunroof is frozen in place, while the other arm can move. I kept playing with the button, hearing a bit of a grinding sound - probably the gear teeth on the left arm (the one that is frozen). While messing with the button the right arm proceeded to move back a little bit at a time, but the left one did not. When trying to close the sunroof again, the frozen one would not move back (of course), but the right one did not move back either, so now it is cockeyed and stays paritally open all of the time.

I spoke with a sunroof repair person, who told me it would take a couple of hours just to bring the arm back down so that I could at least close the sunroof all the way so it wouldn't leak. That would cost $130. It seems like at least the motor would have to be replaced and possibly one or more arms of the sunroof. (

Not sure if I helped or not, but it looks like it would be a few hundred bucks to get it fixed. I think I will just get the arms back in place, put the glass back in, and take the fuse out, so that no one tries to open it again.


I have a 92 SC & had to replace the sunroof relay. It controls the up/down & open/close functions. It's located above the headliner at the front of the sunroof & it's easiest to remove the headliner to access it. Also, it's a dealer part....part stores can't or won't get them. .



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