2nd Gen S Sunroof

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  1. MCS02

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    The sunroof on the 2009 clubman will not open I can get it to open if I help it but then it won't close with out me helping it. When you open it the back pain pops up then the front goes up and slides back. to get it to open or close I have to push up on the back half so it will open. The back half doesn't seem to move up anymore but it works if I do this. I tried to clean the tracks and put some white grease on it but still the same. I don't know if I should take the glass out so I can get it cleaner or if there is an another fix.
    Has anyone dealt with this problem?
     
  2. cristo

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    The sunroof is a bloody fickle
    mechanism if you ask me.
    The sensor to stop it if it meets
    some resistance (a safety feature
    and motor protection feature)
    is too sensitive if you ask me.
    I really don’t use mine anymore,
    and when I did, I would never open
    it within several hours of possible
    rain, or when I didn’t have time to
    manually close it with an Allen tool
    and repeatedly work on re-initializing
    it, in case it would act up again,
    which it would always eventually do.
    Cleaning and lubricating the tracks
    does help a little bit for a little while.
    Replacing the whole shebang is
    pretty damn expensive, too.
     
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  3. Crashton

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    I hates those farking sunroof carp things. The one on Skooby has been wonky for years. We never open it for fear it stays open.:Dead: Maybe I should park it outside during the next hail storm & let the insurance company buy me a new one. ;)
     
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  4. Dave.0

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    I liked my sunroof when I got my car but, now I wish I had a slick top “no sunroof” because of the weight savings.

    I am still considering having my roof Re-skinned with a slick top at a body shop as the roof and headliner is not that expensive.

    I have never had a problem at all with my sunroof.
     
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    When I ordered my MINI I skipped on the sunroof. I didn't want that weight up high & the thought of a big hole up there made me wonder how bad it would crunch if the worst happened. Thankfully I never tested the structure.
     
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