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Q: Sunroof softtop

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The sunroof soft top on my car is not closing all the way.

A: Hi. Sunroofs run on a track in the roof of ...

Hi. Sunroofs run on a track in the roof of the car. These tracks have drain systems built in for the rain to drain out. Over time, the drains can clog up and debris can build up causing the sunroof to jam part of the way. The switches can also be 2 way switches that just partially open the sunroof on the first click and fully open if pressed again. If the switch fails, it can also only allow it to function part of the way. This is something I would certainly consider seeking help from a qualified technician. Full or partial removal of the headliner may be necessary if the issue is with the tracks. Consider using the services of YourMechanic to inspect the sunroof's movement and pinpoint the problem.

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