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Ok, so I'm hauling butt back from Frankfurt last night at around 140mph and what happens? My sunroof pops up and goes off track!
So I wake up early this morning and take it in to Dr. Vogler in Friedberg.
Well, the mechanic there had more metal in his face than is in my car and couldn't do anything. He was practically worthless. Even told me they don't have the service manuals for that type of car, even though they replaced the tranny on mine?!?!? So, I decided to hell with that particular worthless Daimler-Chrysler mechanic (Manni, move to Friedberg already!) and decided to fix it myself. Here are the steps involved:

1. Use a Torx screwdriver/key to take the 6 bolts out holding the glass in and remove the glass

2. Pop the cotter pins out of the two rail guides that hold the rails the glass bolts onto

3. Pop the glass rails off the two rail guides that are in the track

4. Using the sunroof switch, slide the two pieces back until they re-seat into the grey metal guides in the roof rails

5. Pop the glass rails back onto the two rail guides and put the cotter pins back in

6. You may have to pop the rear of the glass rails back onto the rearmost lockdown pins in the roof rails themselves. I didn't, I just made sure when I popped the cotter pins back in that is was already lined up

7. With the glass rails up the "tilt-up" mode of the sunroof, screw back in the glass using the torx screwdriver/key

Well, it's not very detailed, but I haven't had any sleep since 0630 yesterday and I'm dead tired.
 

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I think you have to actually be going in excess of 130mph in high altitudes for this to happen, at least with the factory sunroof. I know they wind tunnel test cars, but do they also pressure test? :lol:
 

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I have been thinking of going to Toyota and having them put one in custom for me. The one in my Camry slid into the roof, not stuck way up or out. This way there is no problem. Plus they use a locking system on their tracks to prevent them from ever being able to pop up when they are closed too. They still have the tilt up option, but then to open all the way you have to put it down and then it slides back into the roof.
 
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