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    Please help me with Electric sunroof problem...

    Hello all,

    This problem has really got me stumped. I own a mk4 Astra Sport.

    It has manual sunroof which I was converting to electric.

    The wiring is all above the interior light and connects fine to the motor and switch I have.

    However! I go to put the fuse in number 30 as described, only to find that it won't go in as there are no contacts?!?

    Anyone experienced problems like this? It seems well bizarrre to me, especially as everything else is there.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks a bundle in advance!

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    Looks like i've found that i'm not the only one with this problem!

    http://www.m1gst.com/phpBB2/viewtopi...t=fuse+sunroof

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    I guess you have already found your answer in the other thread

    Seems in all their wisdon Vauxhall have used a loom for one spec around the headlineing and a loom for another spec behind the dash board.

    Quite common for them to do really :roll:
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    Yeah it is most strange. But I have just spliced the red wire and i'm gonna run a live to it. Either that or try and find another wire I can take the feed from saving me having to run a wire from the battery!

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    EEK!! This is worrying... After some messing with the electrics, the windows don't work now!

    For some reason, suddenly the BROWN (Which I think is a remote feed for when the ignition is on), is now showing 0Volts. Any suggestions?

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    Managed to finally get this fixed after 2 days of working on it.

    If anyone else had problems with the sunroof installation, feel free to ask as I think i've encountered all of them!

    None the less a worth while job in the end

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    Why dont you write a how to on fitting and the problems you encountered and the way to sort them
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    Yup I will do mate, thanks for the info you posted as it was very helpful!

    £26 poorer, 2 days of my life and one electric sunroof.

    Not bad in all accounts!

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    prepared this how to a while back when i did my sunroof although dont think it was ever uploaded, no pics but as true to the proceedure as you get in terms of step by step order. have a look terry and if you think its ok why not add the sollution to not having the fuse holder as i did not encounter this problem.

    HOW TO
    MK4 ELECTRIC SUNROOF UPGRADE

    Tools needed:-
    Torques set, ideally T20 and T25 (it could be either as it may vary from car to car)
    8mm Socket
    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
    30A Fuse

    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.


    Method: -
    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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    This guide is on the forums mate. But it was a good start

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