Removed my sun roof today and found that on one side the slide that moves in the track and is attached to the cable has a broken casting that I think is made of aluminum or pot metal. Looks like the whole cable might need replacing as I see no way of removing it. Question is were do I find parts for the sun roof and are other years and models compatible.
All sliding roof 'tilt/slide' mechanisms are the same for the X300 and the X308 (1995-2003) You will need either HNA1752AA (RH) or HNA1753AA (LH). You lower the sliding roof frame and slide the broken one out the back and install the new one on the cable. Search the archives.
Owning and repairing British and German cars since the early 70's
I have a problem with the right side lift and tilt for sure, as I can see that some of the plastic parts are broken. I don't want to take the car apart without the replacement parts ready to go. Generally, does one side go? Or do both go? Also, I am contemplating recovering the headliner board while it is out. There is a little sag in the rear. I take it that I can't simply peel off the existing headliner, shoot some spray adhesive in there and smooth it back down?
The foam backing to the headliner tends to stick to the board so spraying adhesibe will most likely bleed through. I went to joann fabrics and got grey headliner material (1/4", factory uses 1/8" but i didnt have a problem with fitting). Once the old fabric is removed i lightly sanded the board with 220 grit to remove the old foam backing residue. I then layed the material out to check fitment and cut a hole for the sunroof ( leave plenty of hang over!). Then started from the rear of the headliner by spraying 3m 76 adhesive on the board and the fabric (1/3 at a time). Leave fabric and board seperate an allow adhesive to get tacky for 15 minutes then combine, do not stretch material to fit but make sure there are no wrinkles. I did the sunroof panels first to practice. Make sure to spray edges and fold fabric over using same 15 minutes rule. Do not fold sunroof over lap over it needs o be folded and adhered to the metal roof and the sunroof fabric seal will cover it ( i made that mistake, if you dont understand this step pay close attebtion when removing board from car). Another interesting note if you have down time between headliner in car atleast put skinny sunroof panel back in it acts as a rain diverter!
If your worried just use the headliner repair buttons to tuck sag back up. If I had to do it again its probably what I would do.
Redoing the head liner is a easy task and can be done in a couple hours, but while it is out that is a good time to drop your sun roof frame and replace the parts that are needed. There are four hoses that run down from the four corners and you might want to blow some air through them to make sure they are clear. Remember the cover is not water proof and as some water drips in it is channeled to the four hoses and exits under the car. There is another post on how to reset the closing motor.
98 XJ8 VDP
I just fixed the sunroof on my car. Bought another broken sunroof assembly on CL for $60 and used the parts I needed to fix mine. I do have a lot of extra pieces from the roof that I did not use, if you take pictures and I do happen to have the pieces you need, i can sell them to you cheap.
I just got an 1997 XJ6, but I can't get the sun roof open to even see what the problem is. It seems to be off track or something. It moves a little. Any ideas on how to remove the liner covering the sun roof so I can get access to it. I would really appreciate an assistance!
How bad is removing the headliner? I have a bum sunroof, but a perfect used one sitting in the garage. I've just been dragging my feet on replacement as I don't much feel like pulling down the headliner. Sounds like it's maybe not that bad?
If I remember right,to remove the sunroof liner you just open it a bit and remove the two screws on each side holding the cover,as for removing the head liner read my earliest post. It is not a big job, I removed mine and replaced the fabric and reinstalled in one Sat. morning.