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Old 18-03-12
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Ive been doing the search thing but coming up empty. How do I change the sunroof seal? Do I have to remove the sunroof?
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Yes. It is fixed with bunch of screws that are holding metal stripe over the rubber from the inside. Mine is manual, not sure if there is some difference on electric though.
You do not need to change the seal (unless it is teared) if you have sunroof leaks...
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why do you say your sunroof is leaking?? is it leaking water into the car around the inside cut out?? I don't think they are ever 100% once a few years old
if yes it's probably one or more of your drain holes that are blocked, but usually the front ones, as the water should run of into the channel and then either out the front two holes(open roof and look into front corners of recess if not familiar with there location,) and the other two drain out the back, nad down inner wings I believe.
The front ones go down the screen door cololm,ad drain out in to the front wheel arch I think.
A thick bass guitar string poked down there will usually free and crap and be realeased out the bootom then just put some water down the hole and should pour out ok
leak could vary with parking...........
if fronts are blocked and you are facing downhill and it rains, and holes are blocked leak onto seat if facing uphill possibly no leak as backs are probably clear, or even when parked on camber of road if the one side is blocked near curb leak onto seat,, just think about when you get a leak and where it's parked and how, might help diagnose which one(if one) is blocked
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Open the sunroof about 1/3 Remove the philips head screws along the front edge that holds the plastic strip with headliner material on. This is also holding on the painted sunroof panel.

You may need to open or close the roof slightly, but you can pull just the painted upper panel upwards and forwards to remove it. The rear is held on by 2 tabs that slip under 2 metal wire spring thingers.

You then unscrew a forward and reverse underpanel. This will allow the weatherstrip to come off.

How many sunroof seals are still in stock? I thought I bought number 6 and 4 last year.




you can see the tabs on the bottom of this pic.

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I say its leaking because I have stains all around my sunroof and it was moist last time I check. Its hard to really tell now because I always park my car in the garage but last time I remember it was deffinetly moist. I'll check the drainage holes and see how that goes.
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I'll check the drainage holes and see how that goes.
that should work for you.
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