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Old 07-24-2016, 10:31 AM
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Venting the Sunroof

So while this is my first WK2, it is not my first Jeep. In my previous two Libertys ('02 and '11) I was able to vent the sunroof and close the shade completely. While I never did this (intentionally) I did however appreciate that I could leave the shade slightly open so as to vent the roof but also keep a good bit of the sun out.

I was trying to do this yesterday as the temps have heated up here and confirmed by reading the manual (again) that it doesn't work this way with the WK2. Was this do-able at one point in previous model years and changed in more recent model years? Any insight as to why this may be the case?

Obviously, I can leave the windows cracked and add window deflectors and get similar results but I like the clean look of the windows as they are.

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Old 07-24-2016, 11:30 AM
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Re: Venting the Sunroof

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Obviously, I can leave the windows cracked and add window deflectors and get similar results but I like the clean look of the windows as they are.
You have considered the solution I use. I am not opposed to the appearance of the deflectors and I crack all 4 windows a slight amount. If you have any cross breeze this works great and having the shade drawn on the sunroof reduces the heating effect of the sun on the interior. The widow deflectors are a great plus for venting ( unless you don't like the appearance ).

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Old 07-24-2016, 01:21 PM
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Re: Venting the Sunroof

Yea i cant do that either. But that defeats the purpose of leaving the vent open and closing shade imo. That would be an accident waiting to happen. Dirt and dust build up or even worse forfetting to close vent during rain...
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:47 PM
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Re: Venting the Sunroof

No, for this platform, the sun-shade for the pano roof cannot be closed partially or at all if the roof is open even a fraction. AFAIK, it's been that way since MY11 when the platform was introduced.
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Re: Venting the Sunroof

I have a 2012 Laredo with single glass sunroof, I can crack open vent and close sun-shade completely. (might be an Export thing ?)


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But that defeats the purpose of leaving the vent open and closing shade imo. That would be an accident waiting to happen. Dirt and dust build up or even worse forfetting to close vent during rain...
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Re: Venting the Sunroof

For non pano single roofs you can still do this. Guess the issue is only with the panoramic glass.


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Re: Venting the Sunroof

Thanks for chiming in guys. It is interesting that the single pane roofs offer this but the pano roofs do not. I'm guessing maybe because the pano roof seems to have only a piece of cloth whereas I suspect the single pane roofs had some plastic material behind them. At least both of my Libertys had this if I recall correctly.

I miss that feature, it was nice to vent the roof and keep the shade mostly closed to keep the rays out.
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Re: Venting the Sunroof

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Thanks for chiming in guys. It is interesting that the single pane roofs offer this but the pano roofs do not. I'm guessing maybe because the pano roof seems to have only a piece of cloth whereas I suspect the single pane roofs had some plastic material behind them. At least both of my Libertys had this if I recall correctly.
It's not really interesting that the single pane roofs can do this because it's just a manual pull shade lol. You can do anything you want with a manually sliding shade panel.

The way I look at it safest bet is to just leave everything closed. I have a UVS100 custom windshield shade that I use when my Jeep has to sit outside in the heat and it works great. No reason to leave windows cracked. Oh and get your front door windows tint matched to the rears!!
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It's not really interesting that the single pane roofs can do this because it's just a manual pull shade lol. You can do anything you want with a manually sliding shade panel.

The way I look at it safest bet is to just leave everything closed. I have a UVS100 custom windshield shade that I use when my Jeep has to sit outside in the heat and it works great. No reason to leave windows cracked. Oh and get your front door windows tint matched to the rears!!
Ahhh, manual shade, well that's not in the least bit interesting. Come to think of it my 02 Liberty had a manual pull shade. The '11 on the other hand was power and I could vent the roof and close the shade almost to the point where it was closed but enough to let air pass through AND remind me that it was open. Obviously a different class vehicle but my bud's '13 X5 does this.

I've got a windshield shade that I throw in when it sits and the windows are tinted, though I got them a little lighter than the rear since some of the police around these parts are tougher on the tinting than others. Both most certainly do help, just looking at the possibility of venting the roof and keeping the shade pulled. I'll get over it.
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For non pano single roofs you can still do this. Guess the issue is only with the panoramic glass.


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Must be a universal thing...
Same situation with the wife's '16 Lincoln MKX with the panoramic roof.
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