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Old 08-17-2006, 05:12 AM
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I've searched all over the net for the answer to this. Hopefully I can fix this myself and save a trip to the dealership. My sunroof on my 99 S80 opens fine, but when trying to close it, it will stop will about 5 inches left.But while in this position if I hit the switch, as if I was going to raise it, then it will close a little bit more. Does anyone have any ideals about this?
Any insight would help.

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:15 PM
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Sorry man, I don't have any insight for you. Tech might be able to answer your question though.
 
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:09 PM
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Hmmm very weird.
Maybe there is codes in the system and thats why it is acting this way.

Anything else weird about it working?
 
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:41 AM
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It seems like it does want to raise out to fully shut. But could there possible be anything that I could try to fix this? Car's going into the shop on Monday. Anything I can try to close it myself?

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Old 08-19-2006, 10:32 AM
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Not really the Computer system the Dealer uses can reset everything and even close it little by little if needed.
 
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:36 PM
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Hi All,

My wife's '99 S80 is showing the exact same symptoms as CDUB. Was there ever a resolution on this item? Was the dealer able to advance the sunroof electronically or was there a DIY fix that worked without involving the dealer?

Thanks, ML
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:36 AM
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Me too. My 99 S80 behaves similarly but while opening the sunroof. Once I pull the button back, it opens until about 4-5 inchesremaining and stops. I have to pull the button back again to open it completely. It is like a two step opening to open it completely, doesn't bother me, so I'm living with it. While closing it closes completely with one press of the button.
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:42 AM
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ORIGINAL: 1999S80T6

Me too. My 99 S80 behaves similarly but while opening the sunroof. Once I pull the button back, it opens until about 4-5 inchesremaining and stops. I have to pull the button back again to open it completely. It is like a two step opening to open it completely, doesn't bother me, so I'm living with it. While closing it closes completely with one press of the button.
This is the way they open. If you open them all the way you get more turbulence in the cabin when you are driving, that is why you have to do it twice. My 2006 Ford Escape does the exact same thing.
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:38 AM
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Hi cdub. Presume that you're a Brit, as you call your problem a sunroof, rather than a moonroof)
I had a brief similar experience myself, but cured it by rubbing in a little talcum powder on the sunroof runners. Evidently it needed a little "lubrication" as the temps that we have here in Spain(well over 40 in the summer) seemed to have dried it allout, Also, I have this notion (from Lord alone knows where) that the sunroof has a "anti-trap" device, and it could be, that if the runners are sticky, it "could" think that there's something through it, and therefore stops?
Hope you cure it. Mike.
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:56 AM
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Hi 1999S80T6, as T6 4 me says, your S/R is acting exactly as it says on the tin. Volvo has designed it to stop short,and callthat,the "comfort setting" (I read the manual once) as there's supposedly less turbulance/wind noise in that position. You have to tog the switch again, tomove it fully back - NOT that I've (or indeed, my extremely vociferous, and hair-consciouswife) have noticed any great difference between the two settings. Bestest,Mike.
 
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:32 PM
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I complained about my sunroof not closing properly, the rails on the sun roof are prone to wear and it costs 900$ to have the rails on the sun roof redone, thanks goodness that this was done under warranty.....

Mine would allow air to come inside....when it was closed....
 
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:45 PM
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Hi 1999S80T6, as T6 4 me says, your S/R is acting exactly as it says on the tin. Volvo has designed it to stop short,and callthat,the "comfort setting" (I read the manual once) as there's supposedly less turbulance/wind noise in that position. You have to tog the switch again, tomove it fully back - NOT that I've (or indeed, my extremely vociferous, and hair-consciouswife) have noticed any great difference between the two settings. Bestest,Mike.
Yeah, after your comments I noticed less wind noise in that position than full-open mode, both on 40mph and 70mph. (Or is it in my head???)
 
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:00 AM
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Hi, 1999S80T6.

Yeah, man, glad you've got it sorted, but NOW tell that tomy wife! (I'll keep a low profile when you doit, as she punches way above her weight)
 
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