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cheapjeep 10-30-2010 06:00 PM

Sucky Sunroof Syndrome
It seems that sometime mid year 2000 Jeep gave in to a
group of irate soccer moms(who didn't want to get their perms messed up or listen to any wind noise while they had their windows all up and heater on in December)and stopped the sun roof from opening the whole way. here we are with sun roofs that only open up to 3/4 open. My question is this. Do ya think Jeep took the
time to completely redesign the whole thing or did they just fab up a couple stops for the existing rails.I'm hoping for the latter.I thought about pulling the headliner a couple of time but it just seems too labor intensive to find out I cant do anything.I'm hoping there is a wj guru on here that can help us all stamp out SSS for good. Thank you for your support:D

cheapjeep 10-31-2010 07:51 PM

Re: Sucky Sunroof Syndrome
Blatant bump

Frango100 11-02-2010 07:37 PM

Re: Sucky Sunroof Syndrome
There is a sunroof control module that gets a feedback from the sunroof motor position to stop the motor. Not sure if a reprogramming of the control module is a possibility. The stealer can probably tell you more.

cheapjeep 11-02-2010 08:22 PM

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Somehow Frango given enough time I knew you would be the one answering this post. Thanks buddy. Do you know the location of the module? I'm hoping maybe I can change it out with one from a 99. Thanks again.

Frango100 11-03-2010 07:06 PM

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Hi Dave,

My knowledge is mostly coming from my Jeep service manual. The sunroof control module is mounted together with the motor. (they call it express module in the drawing). Maybe the attached drawing gives you an idea where it is.

The manual says the following for the removal:

(1) Move the glass panel to the fully closed position.
(2) Remove the A-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/
(3) Remove the sun visors. (Refer to 23 - BODY/
(4) Remove the overhead console. (Refer to 8 -
(5) Lower headliner as necessary to gain access to
the sunroof express module.
(6) Disconnect the express module wire harness
(7) Remove express module screw.
(8) Remove express module from the keyway by
sliding module towards the center of the vehicle.

But reprogramming (if possible) by the stealer is an easier way, i think.
But if you decide to change the control module , try not to mess with the motor, because its timed and if you remove it, timing may be thrown off, probably causing sunroof system damage.

cheapjeep 11-03-2010 08:08 PM

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Thanks again Frango. I'm gonna call the dealer tomorrow to see about reprogramming. If that doesn't pan out I'm gonna try changing the module sometime this winter when I have some time.

compcrasher86 11-13-2010 08:24 AM

Re: Sucky Sunroof Syndrome
Does it really not go back all the way? I havent noticed in my 01 but then again I never knew how far back they could actually go... thats annoying, keep us updated!

cheapjeep 11-13-2010 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by compcrasher86 (Post 300672)
Does it really not go back all the way? I havent noticed in my 01 but then again I never knew how far back they could actually go... thats annoying, keep us updated!

The '99s and early '00s open the whole way into the roof. Your '01 will stop at 3/4 open but you can still slide the shade the rest of the way.Just one of those little things that bug me cause it didn't fix anything. It will still rumbles with the windows up and why would you do that anyway:lol:

95_V8_ZJ 11-13-2010 03:13 PM

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i would try another motor/module from an earlier WJ. that would drive me bonkers knowing that "some" opened the entire way and "some" didnt..
keep us posted

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