Tuesday, 10 March 2015

VW Golf MK2 Sunroof Adjustment Closing Mechanism - Sunroof Roller Position

I managed to pick up a new sunroof from a car being scrapped along with tailgate. Rather than swapping just the steel sunroof panel I decided to replace the entire mechanism as it appeared simpler.

VW Golf MK2 Sunroof - Mechanism removed from car
VW Golf MK2 Sunroof - Mechanism removed from car
To remove the sunroof mechanism from the car is fairly straightforward.
Remove the wind deflector pivot arm screws x2
Remove the wind deflector screws x4.
Remove the screws holding the mechanism plate in place x 6

Inside the car remove the handle x 1 screw, remove the open/close mechanism, 2 bolts.

The sunroof & mechanism will then pull out from the roof void but make sure it doesn't scratch the paint as you remove it - a towel or blanket on the roof can help.

VW Golf sunroof removal
VW Golf sunroof removal

VW Golf sunroof removal

VW Golf sunroof removal & new sunroof fitted
VW Golf sunroof removal & new sunroof fitted

VW Golf sunroof removal of handle
VW Golf sunroof removal of handle

VW Golf sunroof removal of handle
VW Golf sunroof removal of handle
Once the new sunroof was fitted there was a gap at the front and the roof wouldn't close completely. There are some screws and bolts that allow you to adjust the way the roof sits in the mechanism but these don't affect the way it moves back and forth.

 
VW Golf sunroof adjustment screws
VW Golf sunroof adjustment screws

To adjust the way the sunroof closes in the VW Golf you need to remove the handle and turning mechanism. Turn the mechanism back so it isn't at the last stop point and replace it in the sunroof. This will allow you to move the roof forward more. You can see from the rollers in the leaf clips

 In the first shot the sunroof isn't closing properly and you can see the roller need the end of the leaf mechanism.

VW Golf Mk2 Sunroof closing adjustment roller
VW Golf Mk2 Sunroof closing adjustment roller
But once the handle adjustment has been made and the roof moved further forward you can see that the roller is now further along the leaf and the roof shuts correctly.
VW Golf Mk2 Sunroof closing adjustment roller position
VW Golf Mk2 Sunroof closing adjustment roller position


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