Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Power Sunroof



See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the sunroof components

If there is ever an emergency, and the sunroof is stuck in the open position, do the following. On 4WD All-track wagons: remove the map light lens, on all models except 4WD All-tracks; remove the control switch cover. Then, remove the large screw inside. Manually operate the sun roof by inserting a special crank-shaped tool into the hole and turning the driveshaft.

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Fig. Fig. 2: The sunroof can be closed manually

Becareful not to loose the spring washer and shim.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Using a screwdriver (with a taped tip), remove the cover and the power roof switch. Separate the switch wiring from the harness.

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Fig. Fig. 3: Apply protective tape on the tip of the prying or removal tool

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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the sunroof switch assembly

  1. Remove the inner rear view mirror, sun visors and holders, assist grips and interior light.
  3. Remove the front pillar garnishes and the side garnishes. It may be necessary to remove the upper and the lower side garnishes to allow enough clearance for the removal of the headliner.
  5. On the four door models, remove the rear door scuff plates, seat cushion and seat back. Unclasp the headliner rear trim.
  7. Remove the front and rear seat belt shoulder outer anchors. Detach the center rear and upper garnishes. Pull the headliner off the vehicle. Make sure the trim is all removed prior to detachment of the headliner.
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