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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Re: Sunroof Problems
Is yours a proper sunroof (electric motor and can either pop open or slide all the way back into the roof space) or is it just a plain slab of glass that can only pop open? This type normally has no drain inside the roof.
The proper factory roof has a gutter inside the roof and can only leak on you if the drain holes are blocked, making the gutter fill up with water. The drain holes are in each front corner. You can shove some household drain cleaner in there (Sodium Hyrdroxide) but keep it off the paint...! Or poke it with a wire. The tubes are plastic, so don't go mental.
The other "aftermarket" type roof relies on the glass being pulled down onto a deformable rubber gasket. When the gasket ages, it doesn't seal against the glass, so it leaks. As there's no gutter, the water will seep in and down the back of your neck when you brake. Only chance is to put some rubber restoreative on it (silicone spray or similar) to see if a bit of dressing will perk it up a bit. If not, look for the manufacturer's stamp on the roof and see if they can provide a spare. Failing that, anyone who makes sunroofs may be able to help.
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