Subaru Forester 1998-05

Sunroof

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Power Sunroof



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance of the sunroof switch terminals as follows:
    1. With the switch position in the OPEN position, the resistance between terminals 3 and 4 should be less than 1 ohm.
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    3. With the switch position in the CLOSED position the resistance between terminals 1 and 3 should be less than 1 ohm.

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      Fig. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance of the sunroof switch terminals.

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Removal & Installation
Motor
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Completely open the sunroof.
  4.  
  5. Remove the mounting screws and remove the overhead console.
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  7. Remove the sun visor and hook of both sides.
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  9. Remove the assist grips.
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  11. Remove the upper inner trim.
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  13. Remove the rear quarter trim.
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  15. Detach the sunroof garnish trim.
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  17. Disconnect the motor wiring harness.
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  19. Remove the mounting screw and nut.
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To install:

  1. Install the sunroof motor.
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  3. Connect the sunroof motor wiring harness and then connect negative battery cable.
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  5. Press and hold the sunroof switch in the CLOSE position.
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  7. Check that sunroof stops 5.91 in (150 mm) away from completely closed position.
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  9. Press sunroof switch to the CLOSE position again, check that the sunroof completely closes.
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  11. Press and hold the sunroof switch in OPEN position.
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  13. Check that the sunroof stops 21.65 in. (550 mm) away from completely closed position.
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  15. Press the sunroof switch to the OPEN position again, check that the sunroof completely opens.
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  17. Completely close the sunroof.
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  19. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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Switch


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Fig. Removing the sunroof switch-2001-02 Models shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the sunroof switch panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the sunroof switch.
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  7. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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