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What is wrong with my sun roof?
2013 Acura TL

What is wrong with my sun roof?

(2013 Acura TL)
Hoping you can help me out - the sun roof on my 2013 Acura TL is stuck in the
open position (not tilted, all the way open) and will not close. I have confirmed that the fuse is good, the
switch is not broken, and there is no manual crank to close it. I tried to use the
over ride to close all windows and sun roof but only the windows open/close,
not the sun roof. I brought it to the nearest shop and they got in touch with
Acura who told them that the module/motor most likely needs to be replaced
because it has died. Unfortunately the interior roof must be taken out in order
to replace the motor and the shop did not feel comfortable doing the job.
Regardless I'm still not 100% certain that's the root cause of the problem.

Has anyone had any history with this issue before or have any
recommendations to at the very least temporarily close the sun roof so that I
don't have to drive around with garbage bags tapped to my roof....

Thank you in advance for your help

What seems to make the problem better or worse? Nothing
How long have you had this problem? 4 Days
Tags: acura, tl
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on July 02, 2019
The moonroof motor -- IF it is actually needed -- would not take a terribly long time or be a terribly long job for an experienced technician. Yes, it would be somewhat costly, between $500 - $1000 depending on where you go.

Here's the thing -- we don't know that the motor has failed. It's just a guess. You could just as easily -- and somewhat more likely - have a problem with the track mechanism that the moonroof opens and closes on. This would actually be a worse fate and far more costly to repair.

You need to find a good repair shop near you that specializes in roof repairs, or an Acura dealership perhaps.

To access the moonroof motor, some partial disassembly and lowering of the vehicle headliner is required, but by no means does it need to be fully removed. Sometimes finding the right shop to do the job is the best effort to make. Good luck.
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on July 02, 2019
The moonroof motor -- IF it is actually needed -- would not take a terribly long time or be a terribly long job for an experienced technician. Yes, it would be somewhat costly, between $500 - $1000 depending on where you go.

Here's the thing -- we don't know that the motor has failed. It's just a guess. You could just as easily -- and somewhat more likely - have a problem with the track mechanism that the moonroof opens and closes on. This would actually be a worse fate and far more costly to repair.

You need to find a good repair shop near you that specializes in roof repairs, or an Acura dealership perhaps.

To access the moonroof motor, some partial disassembly and lowering of the vehicle headliner is required, but by no means does it need to be fully removed. Sometimes finding the right shop to do the job is the best effort to make. Good luck.
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