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So, my sunroof has always been noisy. I never use the darn thing, but I certainly wouldn't mind it being fixed. Decided to look into it today, and it appears to just be an issue with some broken clips on the shade cover.<p>Was playing with it a bit to see how the button works for the sunroof (since, like I said, I never use it). I see there are two stages for the button so you can choose where to open it to or just have it auto open all the way. (Same with closing.) Well, while I was trying to shut it, it seems like it got caught on something, and now the darn thing refuses to close all the way... Is there some way to recalibrate this stupid POS so it will close? Unplug the battery? Turn the key in the driver's door? Something else? (I'll probably go try those two things now just to see, but I would have to assume there's some official way to calibrate the travel range...)<p>Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My sunroof sucks too, it has never worked the way it should, when I go to close it it goes past closed and right to vent mode. Then I have to play with the button until it is just right. I think it's loosening too as time goes by, I can hear it shake sometimes over large patches of rough pavement.<p>It used to close properly until today? I would check for for any debris that might have gotten in the way of it closing. Open it up and look for any acorns or small children that might have fallen in there causing it to hang up. I don't know of any way to reset these things, though I have wondered if a software upgrade might help.
 

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Thanks for the reply.<p>Yeah, I wish it didn't even have a sunroof to begin with... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I think the last time I used the stupid thing was over a month ago, and it was more of a just "lets play with this" kinda thing... So, I doubt there's any debris in there (besides maybe bits previously broken off of the sun shade) and I have lost little kids in transit before, so I now keep embarking/disembarking records just to make sure I have everyone, so no little kids have fallen in... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Battery is currently disconnected and leads connected together in an attempt to get the module to reset. Will report back after I've tried that.
 

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Ugh...<p>Well, unplugging the battery did jack s**t... Still doesn't close all the way. Stops about 3 inches short. Pushing the sunroof button up so as to put it into vent mode when it gets to that point makes it close another inch or two, but it still sits wide open...<p>Anyone happen to have any idea how to fix this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Doesn't anybody know:<p>#1<br>Does <A HREF="http://en.allexperts.com/q/Volvo-802/2008/7/volvo-s60-sunroof-1.htm" TARGET="_blank">this thing about a manual screw close on the motor</A> (which is supposedly located under where the sunroof button is) actually apply to our cars and<p>#2<br>How do you get that panel off so I can check??? I'm about to just rip the piece of sh!t down I'm so pissed off at this stupid car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> (but I'm sure I will only regret it later once I've <i>hopefully</i> gotten the sunroof closed only to never touch it <i>ever</i> again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">)
 

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Re: (StarmanDXE)

Remember the transmisson lesson?<B>Leave it alone and have someone who knows how fix it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </B>
 

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Wow, thanks. You're no help.
 

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Your welcome now listen to my advice and save your parents some $$$$
 

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My parents? WTF are you talking about?<p>In other news, fed the motor 12V straight up, and it still won't shut all the way. Hoping to be able to dismantle the stupid crap with it only mostly closed...
 

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Re: (StarmanDXE)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, thanks. You're no help.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, he is.<br>You keep fiddling with things, then you break them and ask us how to fix it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Most do not have sunroof problems
 

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Well, at least this story has a happy ending.<p>Ever since I got the car, the shade for the moonroof hasn't run smoothly and has made all sorts of horrible noises when slid. It turns out there are some <i>terribly</i> designed clips/sliders which are intended to keep the shade in the right spot, and a piece of it broke off and found its way into the rail. Pulled the remnants of that clip off and also the other three, and now it works better than ever!<p>Once again, make your Volvo better by <i>removing</i> parts... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Good job this time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sheesh... Tough crowd here on SS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NJGreenBudd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My sunroof sucks too, it has never worked the way it should, when I go to close it it goes past closed and right to vent mode. Then I have to play with the button until it is just right. I think it's loosening too as time goes by, I can hear it shake sometimes over large patches of rough pavement.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well, I had the whole thing apart, and I couldn't see anything which might cause that. Maybe try the recalibrating thing? Unlock and lock the doors with the key in the driver's door three times. Push the sunroof switch to the second click so it goes all the way back on its own, and then push it to the second click forward and see if it stops at the right place?<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It used to close properly until today? I would check for for any debris that might have gotten in the way of it closing. Open it up and look for any acorns or small children that might have fallen in there causing it to hang up. I don't know of any way to reset these things, though I have wondered if a software upgrade might help.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Oh yeah, 20 bonus points for being right about the debris <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ehh I just rip down the sunshade in all my cars since they all do break and all do get stuck . <p>The sun shade just simpey sucks
 

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You guys must be gorillas or something. I have never broke the sun shade in any of my Volvo's. <p>Though I am not that strong, maybe my frailness makes me easier on things...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe try the recalibrating thing? Unlock and lock the doors with the key in the driver's door three times. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The UEM controls moonroof operation and the lock/unlock 3x trick will reset the UEM. That probably will remedy other UEM-related gremlins that haven't surfaced yet as well.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You guys must be gorillas or something. I have never broke the sun shade in any of my Volvo's. <p>Though I am not that strong, maybe my frailness makes me easier on things...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Mine came broken <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Well, I had the whole thing apart, and I couldn't see anything which might cause that. Maybe try the recalibrating thing? Unlock and lock the doors with the key in the driver's door three times. Push the sunroof switch to the second click so it goes all the way back on its own, and then push it to the second click forward and see if it stops at the right place?<br>Oh yeah, 20 bonus points for being right about the debris <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Cool, glad to hear you were able to fix it. And thanks for that info about resetting it, I will try that soon. Have a good one.
 

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I am having the exact same problem on my s40. <br>I bought mine used, and the headliner was replaced with some thick plush.<br>It kept shorting my fuses at first too. I had to open it up and manually adjust the motor to open. . Moved the wires around and secured the electrical tape, looks like they may have been cut.<br>Not sure if I got a short somewhere or some sensor is mis-wired? Motor faulty?<p>But here is a video of my issue. Friend edited dunno why he put in video after.<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwEKOlEraso" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwEKOlEraso</A><p>When you close it closes but vents up, it wont auto level and close, you have to keep playing with it back and fourth to get it to an eye level close position. which is annoying. I dread when someone gets in my car and hits sunroof button instead of the light.<p>Any solution would be welcome.
 
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