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Sunroof motor

Anyone have a reliable way to test sunroof motor
I have headboard out and looking to close a sunroof in vent position??
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Here, give this a shot-

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...unroof-317929/
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Thanks this post was what I was using, but I can't get a wire to the motor from the battery
I was hoping for a different power source
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I have no idea if it would have enough amperage for the sunroof motor, but I've used a regular 9v battery to test auto door lock actuators and window motors, granted the 3v difference causes them to move really slowly, but it might let you know if it's the motor.
Otherwise I guess the option would be to either pull the battery so you can get it closer to the sunroof or pull the motor to get it closer to the battery. Or jump from somewhere in the cab, like the cigarette lighter.
Or try bypassing/jumping the sunroof switch. Have you got a multimeter with which you can test for power at the switch?
Also did you check for the bad solder point they mentioned further down? I've had to do similar things to both my headlight switch and GDM, with great success.
Sorry if you've already tried all this.
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If I use a 9v battery would I place each pole on a contact on the motor after unplugging from the wire to the circuit board... Black box
I am far from being a knowledgeable electrician
I have acquired a switch and motor as well as a circuit board from a junkyard gCherokee
I have a multimeter but do not know the needed settings to test a switch for power
Novice but learning a lot as I go to become a jeep mechanic. Ha ha ha
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If I use a 9v battery would I place each pole on a contact on the motor after unplugging from the wire to the circuit board... Black box
I am far from being a knowledgeable electrician
I have acquired a switch and motor as well as a circuit board from a junkyard gCherokee
I have a multimeter but do not know the needed settings to test a switch for power
Novice but learning a lot as I go to become a jeep mechanic. Ha ha ha
Yep, just battery contacts to motor contacts, shouldn't matter which pole is where, the "wrong way" will just make the motor
run backward.
Here's a tut on multimeter use, you'll want the testing for voltage section-
http://m.wikihow.com/Use-a-Multimeter

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Re: Sunroof motor

Tested switch - works
Checked motor - works
Circuit board looks fine
Even pulled motor off and reconnected wires free of roof to see if motor ran. Didn't turn. So what is between motor and switch? How to test.
Is there a way to spin cable wires that the motor would turn if attached?
Why is there NOT a manual way to close the sunroof??


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