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The sunroof on my 2005 C2 S is struggling to open/close properly because (I think) the lubrication on the spiral cables is old and gummed up. I would like to remove the cables so that I can clean and re-lubricate them. Can anyone advise the easiest way to do this? I'm really hoping someone knows how to do this without having to remove the headlining and frame etc.
Good evening everyone,
I'm new at using forums so excuse me if I am not posting in the correct location but I really need some advice and assistance.
I live just outside of Waco, TX and last Thursday as I was driving my son to school down I-35 we hear a loud boom, almost like a gun went off. My son looks up and see and hears the glass has broken on the sunroof (not the entire panaoramic just the front part). There were no cars around us, nothing hit us nor did we hit the sunroof from within, it basically self exploded like it was under immense pressure as the glass went up instead of down. Thankfully the suncreen netting caught some of the glass but there was damage to the body/paint on the rear section of the roof. I was warm in our garage 75 degrees +/- but the outside temps were low 40's high 30's that morning then the sun came out in force so not sure that had anything to do with it, cabin pressure, etc. Now here is the issue. I call Park Place Porsche in Dallas where we bought our last 3 Cayenne's they send a tow truck to pick it up that morning, do not hear from them until 7pm tonight and I am not happy. They are telling me since their service tech manager cannot figure out how this happened they will not warranty it....REALLY? So they can deny warranty because they can't explain it? Now I am set to call and talk to the service manager and/or the head of the dealership because I'm not buying it, I've done my research over the weekend and this has become a big issue with sunroofs over the years and it's not an unknown thing (even though they are playing dumb). What can I do?
I have read all the articles on sunroof woes, but I still have some questions.
Car: 2002 996 C2
Problem: one touch open not working, need to hold down switch and even then does not always want to close, slows down midway closing, generally seems slow
What I have done:
Cleaned the rails and tracks
Put some light lube on various surfaces (Silicone on the surfaces, light oil on the cables)
Disconnected the battery & retrained the sunroof -- which worked for one cycle
Opened the gear box and relubed with lubriplate (be careful, the gears and small spring will fall out)
Ran all this with a battery charger connected so as give full power to the motor
All to no avail.
Is this likely to be an issue with the motor wearing out? It free wheeled fine with the gears removed.
Or is there too much build up of internal friction with the cable mechanism? More lube and if so which?
Is there a way to diagnose this before I start spending $$ on parts and labor?
For a little while now, my passenger side window
has not been dropping down to allow the door to open/close. So I bought the
microswitch and went to install it on saturday. Well, it wasn't until after I
had the door panel off that I realized I don't have the triple square bit to
remove the latch assembly NO worries,
I'll put it back together and do the fix after I pick up the correct tool.
So after the door panel is back together, I fire it up and notice:
the power windows don't work
2- sunroof doesn't work
3- rear defroster
4- map lights don't work.
Now, what would pulling the
door panel off and putting it back on have ANYTHING to do with this list of
failures? I checked the associated fuses in block D of the fuse box. They were
all fine. Is there a relay connecting all of these features that may have
One other thing that I can't imagine would have an impact: When I
went to remove the door panel, the wires that go to the little orange LED in the
handle pulled out of the connector. I plan on picking up some wiring supplies at
radioshack to fix this, but its only the handle LED...if that is somehow wired
in series with the rest of those features...I would have to question Porsche's
sense in that.
Anyone know what might be going on here? Also, does
anyone have a wiring diagram of this car?