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Old Mar 9th, 2014, 08:21 PM
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Sunroof stuck shut

Wondering if anyone can help???

After trying to open the pan sunroof this afternoon to try and take advantage of beautiful sunny day.........
I'm now getting to the point of sticking a hammer through it! - At least it'll feel like it's open!!!

As with all the other threads, it's clear there's an obvious problem with the R56pan-sunroof. - Thing is, they're all a case of 'sticky', 'juddery', jammed open/closed half way etc. etc. etc.
My poxy thing won't open at all. - It tried (hard) to open but to no avail. - Now I'm getting absolutely nothing. - no 'click' from the motor solenoid at all. - I thought the fuse had blown but evidently not.

Anyone know if there's a trip or 're-set' in the circuit?
I've attempted to manually open the sunroof with the allen key provided but the mechanism is jammed solid as if it's 'locked'?

Beginning to lose patience and confidence with the motor in general. - Problems, poor design features and tacky accessories etc. (pulled out my sat-nav charger plug last week and the complete socket assembly came away from the console tray!!)

Has anyone PLEASE got any ideas as to the problem (and hopefully a repair) for what was one of the reasons I bought my Cooper S in the first place?
So frustrating when you think you're buying a quality motor and you end up with a basic manufacturing 'known fault' - Seems like I was better off with my Fiesta Zetec S!!

Here's hopin one of you can help?
Thanx.
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Old Mar 9th, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Can,t believe no one has a fix for this issue!!!!
Resent the fact I've got to be at the mercy of my local garage who are probably gonna tell me that It's a BMW issue who in turn will want me to sell my only child in order to pay for the repair!!!

Might be time to go back to Ford
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Old Mar 10th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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You could try a Citroen or a Adam, they arent bad? Fords are always a bit non discript I find nothing out of the ordinary. Ive always had trouble with sunroofs on any car Ive had including Ford and thats why I didnt have one on the MINI, I had air con and wind up windows instead.
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Bit of rhetoric here sir,

I don't really want to get rid of my S. - I luv it. - just not the sunroof!!! (at the moment)
Guess I'm looking for an easy solution. - If only life was that simple!!!!!
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I know of the problem with the sunroof reversing direction when opening or closing, caused by triggering of the anti-trap mechanism. But being completely dead is the first time I hear.

You could put the motor in full power, overriding the calibration values and anti-trap safety. I think the trick is to quickly press and release the switch in the desired direction a couple of times (1st stop not auto).

Another thing you could try to do is to re-calibrate the motor. For that you keep the switch pressed in the 1st stop (manual, not auto operation) for at least 20s and until the sunroof completes a whole cycle.

Best of luck...
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My mum had this issue on her CooperS.
In the end, she wrote a letter to Mini HQ and they fixed it for free at our local dealership - definitely worth a try?
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Went back to the sunroof yesterday and Lo and behold........

The motor is now 'trying' to operate again - albeit without success. - the thing still doesn't seem to have enough power to overcome the resistance. (too tight/lack of lubrication etc.)
I'm thinking perhaps the motor 'locked out' - an overheat trip or something?
Anyways it seems to have re-set now.

Will try with a second pair of hands to perhaps manually 'persuade' the unit to slide so as I can get at the mechanism to grease it accordingly. - Might just do the trick?
Will also try and re-calibrate the unit as per your suggestions. Hoping this will sort things out?
If not, have contacted Bristol Sunroof Centre who advise they offer a complete overhaul/re-calibration service for around £150!

Watch this space.
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