I have a manual sunroof i want to put an electric sun roof, but there is no wire in the roof for the motor of the electric sunroof. Can i fit this or is it too much of a pain in the arse to do??
it should be there, check the behind the headlining above the passenger sun visor, it may be stuffed in the boxed section support beam that runs along the top of the windscreen. you could also take of the passenger side plastic trim that runs up the column at the side of the wind screen as the wires run up there heres how to install.
MK4 ELECTRIC SUNROOF UPGRADE
Torques set, ideally T20 and T25 (it could be either as it may vary from car to car)
Flat Headed Screw Driver
Philips Screw Driver
Parts needed: - (Based on a Vectra although Zafira components look similar)
Motor inc. all screw fixings and bolt
Plastic Surround With Switch
Thread Carrier, see below for how to locate this
Thread carrier. This is needed for your motor to screw into. Open your sunroof and look under the wind deflector just above your winder and you will see a flat black piece of plastic, this is the thread carrier. To release it take out the screws to your manual mechanism as they are what clamps it into position. Now it will just lift out but don’t do this straight away as your roof needs to be closed, and you need to recover a thread carrier from an electric sunroof. Obviously you can’t open an electric sunroof on a car in the scrap yard so you will need to bend the frame work down from inside the car to retrieve this.
1. First prepare your car for the upgrade keeping the sunroof in closed position. Using a flat headed screw driver take out the interior light and take out the two screws holding the surround to the roof. Now you need to take off the manual winder handle so place a screw driver behind the section with the release button and lever down to click it out of position to reveal a screw that holds the winder in position. Undo the screw and pull the winder off. Pull back the trim that runs around the interior of the sunroof hatch in the location of the surround and then pull down on the surround to unclip it from the ceiling. Now you will see the manual winder mechanism (oval shape, silver, held up by two screws) undo these screws and pull at the mechanism to release it. Now pull the electric wiring across to the area you have been working, you will normally find it taped up in the headlining just above the passenger sun visor.
2. Next you need to access the fuse box and stick a 30A fuse in fuse slot #30. Now connect your motor and switch to the wiring to make sure the motor is set to the shut position before it is installed. To do this press and hold the switch button with the opening symbol and the motor will wind and stop, press it again and hold and it should turn in the same direction for a short time (motor now at fully opened position). Now press and hold the tilt button and the motor should turn a little longer than the first time you activated the switch. The motor is now in ‘closed’ position turn off the ignition as to not accidentally bump the motor out of position.
3. Now to start fitting everything in place. Lift and push your motor into position and secure it using the 8mm bolt at the back of the motor. You will notice that the threads aren’t there for the torque screws so using your switch open the sunroof and lift out your old thread carrier and replace with the new one. Now screw the torque screws into position and the motor is secured. Next test the function of sunroof and if happy start putting everything back together as your finished! The sunroof will also close with the total closure function at your door lock.
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nrj done that a while ago and he did it in the roof
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