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    Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

    Electric Sunroof/Moonroof

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    See Figures 1, 2 and 3

    Although "sunroof" and "moonroof" are terms which are often interchanged, generally speaking, the sunroof is steel and must be opened to see through while the moonroof assembly is glass with a sunshade and need not be opened to see through. Both are equipped with water drain tubes. It is important to keep these drain tubes open. The preferred method is to blow compressed air through the drain tubes at regular intervals, in order to keep the drain tubes clear.

    The sunroof or moonroof is operated by a switch, which is usually located on the left side of the instrument panel. The system consists of the switch, motor drive cables and relay(s), which are located in a fuse/relay junction block in the engine compartment.

    Several fuses, located in a fuse/relay junction block in the engine compartment and dash fuse box, are used to power/protect the system. The powered roof can be closed manually, (should it be necessary) by removing the headliner plug, insert the handle and turn the gear to close the sunroof.



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Sunroof component view-1988-91 CRX



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Sunroof component view-1988-91 except CRX



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Moonroof component view-1992-95 models

    ADJUSTMENTS



    Moonroof Glass Panel

    See Figures 4 and 5

    The roof molding should be even with the glass weather strip, to within 0mm-2.5mm for 1988-91 models or to within 1.3mm-2.3mm for 1992-95 models all the way around. If it is not, slide the sunshade back and follow this procedure.

    1. Pry the plug out of the glass mount bracket cover, remove the screw, then slide the cover off to the rear.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the mount bracket nuts and install shims between the glass frame and bracket. Repeat this on the other side if necessary.
    4.  



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    Fig. Fig. 4: Moonroof panel height adjustment-except CRX



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Glass height adjustment-1992-95 models

    Side Clearance

    If the glass weather strip fits too tightly against the roof molding on either side when closed, slide the sunshade back and follow this procedure.

    1. Pry the plug out of each mount bracket cover, remove the screw, then slide the cover off to the rear.
    2.  
    3. Loosen all eight mount bracket nuts. Move the glass right or left as necessary and tighten the mount bracket nuts.
    4.  

    Rear Edge Closing

    Open the glass approximately 1 ft., then close it to check where the rear edge begins to rise. If it rises too soon and seats too tightly against the roof molding or too late and does not seat tightly enough, adjust as follows:

    1. Open the glass fully. Remove the rail covers from both sides and loosen the lift-up guide screws.
    2.  
    3. Move the guide forward or backward, then tighten the screws and recheck the roof closing. The guides have notches 1.5mm each and can be adjusted two notches forward or backward.
    4.  

    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    Sunroof Glass and Sunshade
    1. Slide the sunshade all the way back. Pry the plug out of each mount bracket cover, remove the screw, then slide the cover off to the rear.
    2.  
    3. Close the glass fully. Remove the nuts from the front and rear mounts on both sides.
    4.  
    5. Remove the glass by lifting it up and pulling it towards the front of the vehicle. Once the glass is removed, pull the sunshade out. When removing the sunshade, it is correct to bend the sunshade slightly to aid in the removal.
    6.  
    7. To install replace the glass and shade and replace the mount nuts.
    8.  
    9. Replace the plugs to the mount bracket cover and check for fit and proper function.
    10.  

    Sunroof Motor, Drain Tube and Frame

    See Figure 6



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    Fig. Fig. 6: Sunroof mounting panel and motor

    1. Remove the headliner from inside of the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Remove the sunroof motor by removing two bolts and three nuts from the bottom of the motor mount plate. Disconnect the motor wire harness at the connector and remove the motor.
    4.  
    5. Slide back the drain tube clamps and remove the drain tubes. Remove the 11 mounting bolts from the sunroof frame and remove the frame from the vehicle.
    6.  
    7. To install, insert the frame's rear pins into the body holes, then install the rest of the assembly in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
    8.  

    Before installing the sunroof motor, measure the effort required to close the sliding panel using a suitable spring scale. If the load is over 22 lbs. (10 kg), check the side clearance and the glass height adjustment. Be sure when using the spring scale to protect the leading edge of the sunroof with a shop rag.

    Sunroof Cable Replacement

    With the sun roof out of the vehicle, remove the guide rail mounting nuts, lift off the guide rails and remove the cables with the rear mounts attached. Be sure to fill the groove in each grommet with a suitable sealant and apply a suitable grease to the inner cable.

    Wind Deflector

    A gap between the deflector seal and roof molding will cause wind noise when driving at high speed with the roof opening.

    1. Open the sunroof and pry the rail covers off of both sides. Loosen the deflector mounting nuts. The wind deflector can be adjusted 0.008 in. (2.0mm) forward or backward.
    2.  
    3. Adjust the deflector forward or backward so that the edge of its seal touches the roof molding evenly.
    4.  
    5. The height of the deflector when opened can not be adjusted. If it is damaged or deformed, replace it.
    6.  

    Sunroof Rear Mount Bracket Disassembly
    1. Remove the side guides from the rear mount brackets. It is advisable to replace the guides with new ones whenever they are disassembled.
    2.  
    3. Pry the E-clip off of the pin and remove the rear mount bracket from the cable.
    4.  
    5. Assembly is the reverse order of the disassembly procedure.
    6.  

    COMPONENT TESTING



    Sunroof Relay

    See Figures 7 and 8

    1988-91 MODELS
    1. Remove relay from dash relay holder.
    2.  
    3. There should be no continuity between terminals A and B .
    4.  
    5. Apply battery voltage to terminal C and ground terminal D .
    6.  
    7. There should be continuity between terminals A and B .
    8.  
    9. If either test fails, replace the relay.
    10.  



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    Fig. Fig. 7: Sunroof relay testing-1988-91 models



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    Fig. Fig. 8: Sunroof relay testing-1992-95 models

    1992-95 MODELS

    There is a relay for opening and one for closing the moonroof.

    1. Remove the relay from its socket.
    2.  
    3. There should be continuity between terminals A and C when power and ground are applied to the D terminal and E terminal.
    4.  
    5. There should be continuity between terminals B and C terminals when the power is disconnected.
    6.  
    7. If either test fails, replace relay.
    8.  

    Moonroof Closing Force Check (With the Motor Installed)

    See Figure 9

    1. After installing all removed parts, have a helper hold the switch to close the sunroof while measuring the force required to stop the sunroof with a suitable spring scale.
    2.  
    3. Read the force on the scale as soon as the glass stops moving, then immediately release the switch and spring scale. The closing force should be 44-56 lbs. (20-25.5 kg) for 1988-91 models and for 1992-95 models, the closing force should be 44-66 lbs. (20-30 kg).
    4.  
    5. If the force required to stop the sunroof is not within specifications, adjust it, by turning the sunroof motor clutch adjusting nut. Turn clockwise to increase the force and counterclockwise to decrease the force.
    6.  
    7. After the proper adjustment has been made, install a new lockwasher and bend it against the flat on the adjusting nut.
    8.  



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    Fig. Fig. 9: Measuring moonroof closing force with a spring scale

     
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