1993 Pontiac Bonneville

Tiny
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville

I have a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE. A few weeks ago I opened the sunroof to let in some air and it was working perfectly. When I went to close it, nothing happened. I have asked a local store about a quote to fix it and they estimate around $300 for half a days work. All I wish to do is be able to close it again, even if it doesn't work again. I've checked the fuses and they are all OK. What could be the cause of this malfunction? I'm presently driving with a piece of plastic duct taped over the roof. Could someone suggest some solutions and advice?
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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 AT 4:23 PM

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Tiny
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Its probably the roof motor. Do you have the cars owner manual?All sunroofs have a way to close it manualy with screw driver hex etc. Look around it over and under for something that tells u you can close it. If you have the manual you will find there exactly location of manual closing. It does for sure have this option for cases like yours.
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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Thanks so much for that reassurance. The people at the local garage said that my car didn't have this unless it was German made (!). I have looked through one manual for the car and couldn't see any information on it. Could someone tell me if there's another type of manual than "Haynes"? I just know there has to be a manual way of closing this without it costing hundreds of dollars.
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 12:03 PM
Tiny
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Haynes? I dont think haynes will tell you about that but mostly drivetrain kinda info.I meant your car owners manual do u have it?If not go to a junk yard and look for a gm car close to your year if you dont find a bonney and tear it up looking for that or also u can learn where the roof motor is on junk cars and you can just change it yourself.
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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By the way maybe you can just force it closed, try that. If its way to hard dont
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
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I did try giving it all my might and even got one of my friends who is much stronger to try to move it but alas, it won't budge.

I'm really hoping that it can manually be moved to the closed position. Having a piece of tarp over the top taped down with duct tape takes away from the great condition of the car. Not to mention that I have to replace the duct tape at least once a week.

So you think finding a good manual is the way to go?
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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Yeah try and find a original owners manual. You know the ones that come with the cars when they r new. Or just go to the pontiac or gmc dealer and ask one of the mechanics there how u can close it. My brothers acura can be closed manualy with a ratch n socket so im sure your car has a way to.
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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AT 6:26 PM

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