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Old 05 May 2019, 06:53 pm
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Wasn't sure if Sunroof questions are "interior" or "exterior", so I'll ask here. A small piece of plastic track guide broke last year, and I want to disconnect the unit. Is there a dedicated fuse I can pull, or am I going to have to disconnect the switch or a harness somewhere?
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Old 06 May 2019, 10:07 am
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Default Re: Sunroof Moonroof

First gen (2001-2005)
Fuse #14 (20 amp) in the dash fuse block.
This fuse also controls circuits for radio, overhead console and map lights.

Second gen, I do not know
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Old 06 May 2019, 11:03 am
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Wasn't sure if Sunroof questions are "interior" or "exterior", so I'll ask here. A small piece of plastic track guide broke last year, and I want to disconnect the unit. Is there a dedicated fuse I can pull, or am I going to have to disconnect the switch or a harness somewhere?
Instead of defunctioning your Moon Roof, you might search your local salvage yard to find a replacement for that broken part on the track guide. When I first bought SOOO BIG, the front air damn that raises as the Moon Roof slides back was broken. A salvage yard search found me a replacement. The Moon Roof's functioned perfectly since replacing the part. Having that Moon Roof on SOOO BIG's kinda like "putting the top down," but without all the wind.
Happy PTin', ptprice
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Old 06 May 2019, 11:58 pm
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First gen (2001-2005)
Fuse #14 (20 amp) in the dash fuse block.
This fuse also controls circuits for radio, overhead console and map lights.

Second gen, I do not know
It's an '04. I wanted to keep the sunroof from opening by accident. If I pull fuse #14, radio, etc will not function. Maybe I can just throw some tape over the switch. Thanks.

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Old 07 May 2019, 12:05 am
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Instead of defunctioning your Moon Roof, you might search your local salvage yard to find a replacement for that broken part on the track guide. When I first bought SOOO BIG, the front air damn that raises as the Moon Roof slides back was broken. A salvage yard search found me a replacement. The Moon Roof's functioned perfectly since replacing the part. Having that Moon Roof on SOOO BIG's kinda like "putting the top down," but without all the wind.
Happy PTin', ptprice
Not sure if I want to tackle taking the thing apart, depends how big a headache it is (I have the shop manual bookmarked, repair looks like fun!). Might be selling the car soon, and maybe letting the new owner deal with it. Thanks.
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Old 07 May 2019, 05:51 am
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Default Re: Sunroof Moonroof

The easiest repair for these is to simply swap out the entire mechanism with one from a salvage PT. The 2001/2002 sunroofs are better made and are interchangeable with the later PT's. I did this swap on my 2005 GT.

Simply drop the headline, remove about ten 10mm nuts, unplug it, pull the four drain hoses, and the whole thing comes out as one piece glass, mechanism, motor and all.

From 2003 up, it's plastic. The 2001/2002 mechanisms are metal and heavier-made.
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The easiest repair for these is to simply swap out the entire mechanism with one from a salvage PT. The 2001/2002 sunroofs are better made and are interchangeable with the later PT's. I did this swap on my 2005 GT.

Simple drop the headline, remove about ten 10mm nuts, unplug it, pull the four drain hoses, and the whole thing comes out as one piece glass, mechanism, motor and all.

From 2003 up, it's plastic. The 2001/2002 mechanisms are metal and heavier-made.
My first thought was that it would be likely the JY part could have the same issues, but you explained it. Good to know.
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Old 07 May 2019, 09:19 am
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Reading my 2004 electrical schematic:

Look for a white connector under the driver's seat.
Odd place but that is where the manual says to look.
Good luck.

It will have six wires, all serve the sunroof switch and motor.
(yellow/red, white, violet, light blue, brown, black)
Disconnecting this will leave the #14 fuse circuits intact while disabling the sunroof switch and motor.

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