Electric sunroof not working

1998 Toyota Avensis Problem

The Problem

Avatar simonjw83
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The tilt mechanism works fine but the slide doesn't - any ideas ?
Also, I'm not sure how to access the sunroof mechanism/motor(s) so that I can attempt to investigate

Car Toyota Avensis
Variant CDX 2.0 Auto
Model Year 1998
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

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Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 11,974 | Profile

Check the fuses .Previous post on same car a while back on sunroof .

From a previous post on the same matter .

On my 01 avensis d4d the electric sunroof gets jammed when I put it back, if you encounter this and have managed to get it fixed, do not ever put your keys in the ignition and keep the driver door open when you are opening the sunroof in future, thats the cause of it getting jammed.

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Suggested Solution

Quite a common fault , here are a couple of solutions from other owners ,

Mops1May 16 2006, 09:52 PM
This had happened to mine, my local dealer did not have a clue on the phone and the 40mile round trip put me off.

I can not remember how I closed it but it involved playing with the open/close switch with the ignition on and off, but at what stage I can not recall but it may be worth playing with it. I only use tilt now to save this happening again.

Bilal8210May 29 2006, 11:21 AM
I worked out what the problem was by reading a older post. I found that the sunroof only gets stuck when u open the door whilst its being closed with no key in the ignition aswell. After a few days of fiddling with it i found that all u have to do is the reverse in how it happened. so put the key in and open the sunroof fully. then press the automatic button by keeping hold of it and pull the key out of the ignition and open the drivers door and it shut perfectly.

Hope it helps.

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