1998 Toyota Camry 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles
The sunroof has two modes. From a closed position, if I press the button 'backwards' it fully retracts. From a closed position, if I press the button 'forwards' it lifts the back edge of the sunroof up.
The problem is that when I close the sunroof by holding the button in the forwards position, it used to halt at about 3/4th of the way closed (for safety, I believe). I would then release the button and press again to continue closing the sunroof. It would halt again, before it would start raising the back edge.
Now, if I press the button to close, the sunroof continues to close and then does not stop (not even at the 3/4 mark) and ends up raising the back end of the sunroof. Then, when I try to lower the back edge, it will but then continue through with opening the sunroof again, without halting at the closed state. I end up having to estimate when the sunroof is truly closed.
Not sure what would cause this. The motor is working. The button is working. I would think the stop points would be programmed in a chip somewhere and unlikely to change. Maybe a 'closed' sensor has gone bad?
I did recently have a leaking sunroof. Clearing out the drainage holes (and the drainage cavity behind the tires) solved that problem, but maybe there is some water damage?
Would like to know what needs to be replaced and how easy it would be to repair it myself.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 3:31 PM