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Old 07-08-2019, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default 1993 960 Sunroof not opening

When I press the switch the motor will "thunk" like it wants to move, but the panel doesn't actually move. It does this for both directions on the switch.

Do these things have a cable that seizes up or something?
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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Take the cover that houses the motor/gear off and lube everything. I had to do this on a 92 i bought many years ago and there were some teeny skeletons in there! No lie...I guess they were mice...weird. Anyway, after I cleaned and lubed everything, it worked.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:07 PM   #3
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I'll try that, it's an easy enough first step if nothing else.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:57 PM   #4
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Once you get it moving, TriFlow the track. I did this a couple of months ago on both the '88 760 and '94 940T, and it made the sunroofs work much better.

TriFlow, for those who don't know, is a lubricant that uses Teflon (tm). It last a long time and really makes things run smooth. Always shake the can/bottle well before applying to the Teflon is in suspension. You can get it at Amazon. I'm not sure where else.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:53 PM   #5
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unplug the harness and be glad it died in the closed position.
Sunroofs are the devil's work.
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unplug the harness and be glad it died in the closed position.
Sunroofs are the devil's work.
YES! also there is no part to fix 960 sunroofs.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:37 PM   #7
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The best piece of advice regarding 2/7/9 sunroofs is once it's closed, disconnect the switch and leave it that way. You're opening a Pandora's box trying to get them sorted out.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:52 AM   #8
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The sunroof in my 240 was silicone sealed shut when I bought it, works fine now.

I'll get my spell book out.

I think I'll start by seeing if it works manually, then go from there. I'll keep y'all posted.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:25 AM   #9
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Well if you can't fix it, there's always duct tape and trash bags.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:34 AM   #10
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Plan E: Copious amounts of bondo and silver rustoleum.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:09 PM   #11
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Well it's jammed up pretty good. Confirmed the motor works fine, and I can't get the screwdriver to budge it manually. Cables locked up or is there another common failure point?
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:27 PM   #12
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This sounds just like the sunroof in my 780. Would be kinda cool if it worked....
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:57 AM   #13
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I think I'm just going to keep an eye out for a glass one with a headliner to swap in. The right cable is available new but the left is NLA.
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I think I'm just going to keep an eye out for a glass one with a headliner to swap in. The right cable is available new but the left is NLA.
That's cooler anyway.
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