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HELP! My sunroof is possessed!

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by imported_bpascua, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Hello,

    I have a 96 A4 1.8T. I bought it at the weekend and already my problems have started. Driving to work today I opened the electric sunroof one notch raising the sunroof. As I was driving along and I set the sunroof to closed and nothing happened? then a few seconds later it closed, then a few seconds later opened and closed and opened and closed. Maybe an electrical fault - can anybody advise me what to do?

    Thanks

    Brian
     
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  3. HotSauce

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    Ghostbusters? I have no idea what to do about a sparatic sunroof, although my father's Allroad is currently having similar problems. Perhaps because he left the sunroof and windows open during a rain storm.
     
  4. brixo

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    Same here, occasionally.

    I have found that the electric sunroof switch [near the rear view mirror] is a little sensitive. My sunroof opens slightly now and again, causing you to think that the door isn't shut properly, or something.

    When mine does it, I just tap the switch gently and sorts it out. I intend to dismantle that panel as the interior lights are sensitive too - i.e. sometimes doesn't come on when opening the door, touch it gently and it works.

    In my case, I think it's just crappy contacts...
     
  5. I have a smilar prolem with my drivers front window; when it's raising (auto or manally) sometimes it'll just stop about 1 open and lower to about 6 inches open - no regular pattern either! very wierd!!

    anyone else have this?

    cheers
     
  6. Danielson

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    hey i have the mental sunroof also, it opens all the way sometimes, really annoying when its raining, and its weird but it seems worse when its damp or raining.
     
  7. kgough

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    It sounds like water may be getting into the switch and shorting across the contacts. I would dismantle the switch unit and thoroughly dry it all out. Then check to see if water is coming in from somewhere that it shouldn't. Hope this helps.
     
  8. K212

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    Take it to a dealer and pay them hundreds of dollars /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  9. Hello All,

    I took the car to my mechanic, he took the leccy sunroof switch apart and cleaned it up. It seems that the switches are prone to these problems - that seems to have cleared the issue up. I am once again happy!! so if anyone else has a dodgy switch is deffo worth taking a look and stripping it down.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  10. I've had these sunroof issues too, but I fixed them by cleaning the contacts. Yeah you'll have to take the sunroof module thing apart and do that, its not so hard, I followed this tech article: http://www.kris-hansen.com/Audi/srswitch.htm
     

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