I am assuming that you are asking this question because the sunroof has malfunctioned due to, 1) blown fuse or bad motor, 2) bad/broken track mechanism, or 3) worn out drive rods.
The only thing the average, non-mechanic can do is to replace the fuse if the motor isn't working. But don't be surprised if it blows the fuse again. To replace a bad motor you'll have to pull down part of the headliner (not an easy task).
If you have a bad/broken track the window will be crooked (one side higher than the other). If you feel adventurous, get a #20 or 25 Torx screw driver and remove the 3 screws on each side of the window (inside the car). the window will pop out. Then you can push the broken side down as you use the motor to bring the good side of the window. Your sunroof is broken, but at least it is closed. Put the window back in and replace the screws.
Worn track rods are similar to a broken track (I think they go together.
Replacing a sunroof is expensive. Doing it yourself is a $500 plus investment. A shop will cost almost twice that much.
From another answerer - also if the tracks are fine and it's the motor or the switch or fuse, there's a manual override. In the '91 to '95 or 96 Saturn S-series, use a flat head screwdriver in the center of the motor bushing. Rotate and as you do the sunroof closes and lowers. In later models it may need an Allen wrench.
The fuse is easy to fix. See the owner's manual. It's a number 15amp in the number 17 slot in the box on the middle console of the passager side.
For parts and tracks, the sunroofdoctor.com.
Right now I'm trying to figure out if it's the motor or the switch. Since the motor is fine to open and I hear no sound to close, dealer thinks (over the phone) it's the switch.
To get to the switch remove the light cover by prying gently with a flat head around the edges. Then unscrew the light unit. The switch has a harness plug to unplug, then pull the switch out the front (other) side.
The motor is right next to the switch under the headliner hump. It's an old car so I cut on both sides of the material and I'll put a next vinyl strip over the 3" cuts when I'm done, in similar color.
For doing the headliner correctly, try this site:
Hope I can make someone's day the way the person did who mentioned the flat head screw driver when I'd been trying an Allen wrench all day. Good luck!!!
how do you manually close a sunroof in a 1996 ford explorer.
Motor is not turning both arms. See saturnfans.com for more info
I have a 94 jetta and bought the car with a broken sunroof motor. There is a plastic piece on the head liner. Just pull off the piece. Inside you should find an Allen wrentch and an Allen hole. You can figure it out from there.
It is inside the car in the fuse panel on the passenger side at the kick panel.
It appears so, since The Sunroof Doctor has a replacement motor that will fit 1996- 2002 SL models Sunroof Motor 1997-2002 Saturn SC (2 & 3 Door) 1996-2002 Saturn SL (4 Door) Special! New replacement motor available at this price until our stock is gone. You reuse your original connector or hard wire to your harness $81.55
it can be due to several reasons but it would be best if you take it to a repair shop to get it fixed.
Selling price of a 1996 Saturn?
NOT AT ALL
A 1996 Saturn vehicle will only use R134A refrigerant. I was a Saturn technician for years in Saturn Dealerships.
timing for spark plug wires for saturn sl1 1996
How do you change bulb on 1996 saturn
You can open them manually by going under the hood and rotating the motors by hand under the round black rubber things next to each headlight
Get a manual on it if you want to do it but it is not a job for even apprentice mechanics as leaks are hard to stop when working on the sun roof. I suggest taking it to the auto trim shop.
where do you install a neutral safety switch on a 1996 saturn
Which model Saturn?
Saturn Bomberman happened in 1996.
Nights Into Dreams--- - 1996 VG was released on: Japan: 5 July 1996 (Sega Saturn version) UK: September 1996 (Sega Saturn version) USA: September 1996 (Sega Saturn version)
Find a Star Tip Bit screwdriver and remove the 6 screws from under the sunroof, carefully removing the glass. Then just replace the tracks back to it's place. Finally, carefully replace the glass and screws.
Saturn Bomberman was created on 1996-07-19.
Wing Arms - 1996 VG was released on: Finland: 1996 (Sega Saturn version) USA: January 1996 (Sega Saturn version)
What are the torque specifications and the tightening sequence of the cylinder head bolts on a 1996 Saturn SL1?
Depends on why it is leaking.
Fighting Vipers - 1996 VG was released on: Japan: 30 August 1996 (Saturn version) USA: 30 October 1996 (Sega Saturn version)
To reset the oil service light manually on a 1996 BMW 318i, disconnect the battery. Leave it unhooked for 10 to 20 minutes.