Much to my chagrin, the first time I tried to operate the roof, they slipped out, and my wiper got so mangled up that remaining plastic tip on the passenger side broke off, and I had to use the tape improvisation on that side as well. He said because the parts are all plastic its cheaper to take the whole thing out then trying to fix it. Howsit guys, just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful forum and all the advice from all you knowledgeable folk. April 5, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if you want to repair, rather than bend back into place, replace the entire bracket and plastic guide. I don't know what that part is, but you think it is broken off and lost somewhere in the sunshade area? Luckily, I was able to bend it back into reasonable shape. Operate the sunroof so that it's in the fully closed position.
The mystery is revealed: 2 new rivets I will use metal screws, thanks , 2 new sunshade guides I had to drill new holes in my shade because they changed the hole positions on me , a new guide the complicated looking little piece , glue strips to re-attach foam rubber to cup , a new left rear cup, and a new splash guard. Simpler and safer shopping with various payment methods. Next, take the sunroof surround off, be careful of dirty fingers at this point, start with the long sides and pull towards the center of the opening to get this off. December 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would assume something is worn. Also you have to take the whole cassette apart in order to fix the fixs. December 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The image is too small, can you upload a larger version? Also the guide needed to be pushed down a bit to make betetr contact with the track.
The shade has two plastic guides that are attached to the driver side of the sunshade. Saw a small piece on top of the sunshade while looking through the moonroof. Step 1: Remove Glass Open the roof to the tilt-forward position press the sunroof button upwards instead of sliding it. I fallowed your technical guide and upon inspection I found the power shade retractor arm was bent upwards and the sunshade guides were broken. Next, there are about 10 10mm bolts holding the track to the roof of the car, take these loose there are these little black discs holding the bolts on the track, I tried to salvage as many as possible.
Not wanting to buy a whole repair kit, I improvised by wrapping the tip with tape. Material coming off, and it won't slide back but halfway and then gets caught on something. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. If the power retractor purple arrow is bent, you can bend it back into place. Operate the motor to the tilt-up position.
With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Only the original purchaser of the part can receive a credit after they have purchased a replacement. I tried to manually close the sunroof with the included hex wrench but the motor just makes the same clicking sound. Rivet these if you have the means, but I don't have a rivet gun so I used some black sheet metal fasteners and then cut off the points with my Dremel tool when it was secured. They are very well constructed and organized. Slide the sunshade as far back as it will go.
They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. If you pull the connector you might break something when it releases! No need for the kit for me at this time. Next post will deal with some of the overhaul. I am not sure if it can be repaired. You will have to take this off to overhaul the sunroof.
I just ran into the issue where the passenger side track moves, but the driver side track stays put. It took me 5 hours to do it with no mistakes, I am an aircraft mechanic so am well versed in removal and replace actions. If this happens, reach inside cavity and slide power shade retractor purple arrow back to the forward position, in front of rear plastic guide. Once that is all done, go ahead and get the sunshade installed. I just ran into the issue where the passenger side track moves, but the driver side track stays put.
My sunshade clips are also broken. Take those off before you take the track out of the car, it will be very heavy and awkward if you don't, sorry no picture. The sunshade stains very easily. Pulse the sunroof switch instead of letting it go into the automatic position where it keeps operating until it hits the end of its travel. January 25, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The sliders on the back of the shade can be replaced. It doesn't sound like there's an obstruction, but have you checked? See the last step in the tech article. Once the plastic guides have been replaced, it is a good idea to add a small amount of graphite-based lubricant to the area about once a year.