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Old 03-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Sunroof won't close on its own. How to manually close?

My sunroof on my 2010 GTI will not close on its own -- it bounces back open (all the way) once it's almost closed. Must be the pinch protector. The manual says to check booklet 3.3 for the emergency close procedure in this situation, but I don't have a booklet 3.3. Does anyone know how to do this? I did a search here and didn't find anything (surprising considering how many people have this problem). In earlier years, you could push up on the dial to reset the sunroof, but that doesn't seem to be an option anymore.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Well, I figured out that the sunshade is being pushed all the way back into the roof when the sunroof is opened. When I go to close it, it's staying in the roof. If I reach in and pull it forward while it's trying to close the sunroof, it will close all the way. Something is still wrong though, because the shade still retracts fully into the roof every time I open it now. Guess it's going back to the dealer.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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You pull down on the back half of the rotary knob while holding it on the close detent.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #4
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Take it to the dealership that's your fix
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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the official fix???

i remember reading this in my manual...

if you remove a panel up near the sunroof controls, there is a hex screw (4mm i think) that if you play with that it is the manual override for the sunroof.

sorry if the details aen't perfect, but i don't have my manual in fron of me and i'm going on memory.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:51 AM   #6
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Well, I figured out that the sunshade is being pushed all the way back into the roof when the sunroof is opened. When I go to close it, it's staying in the roof. If I reach in and pull it forward while it's trying to close the sunroof, it will close all the way. Something is still wrong though, because the shade still retracts fully into the roof every time I open it now. Guess it's going back to the dealer.
Hi all,

I just had this problem earlier today, the shade was stuck in between the sunroof and the inside roof of the car. i had to reach in there and pull the damn thing out, and now every time i open my roof i hear a cracking sound... im guessing the shade is now out of its track.

Navin, any news on ur end? i wanna take it to the dealer but have a feeling theyre going to charge me $$$.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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I don't know if this is part of the sunroof and shade problem, but I mad a decision right when I got the car not to let the sunroof push the shade back by itself.
It just looks to me like something that can cause a problem.
I always have the shade opened manually before I open the sunroof.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #8
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Thats what it would happen to mine when it was hot outside. I took it to the dealer the replaced the switch they said, and now works fine. Its not so hot anymore in Cali - not sure what it would cause for this to happened, but they replaced it under warranty. 10k miles on the car.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:30 AM   #9
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I have never checked a mk6 but there should be a little allen key attached to the door of the fuse box on the side of the dash. You pop down the sunroof control panel and there is a hole to put it and crank it closed.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:57 AM   #10
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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I don't know if this is part of the sunroof and shade problem, but I mad a decision right when I got the car not to let the sunroof push the shade back by itself.
It just looks to me like something that can cause a problem.
I always have the shade opened manually before I open the sunroof.
I wonder, though, because it seems that the sunshade is pushed in even if you open it by hand, since when the sunroof is opened, the handle part gets shoved under the roof. If you open the sunroof all the way past the stop, then sunshade is basically completely inside the roof.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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Took my car to the dealership and they said nothing was wrong. They added a little oil to the sunroof's track but i doubt this addresses the issue bc although my sunroof now opens and closes again, i hear a cracking sound ever time.

Good news for me is that i am still under warrantee so ill be keeping an eye on it.

Hope you guys had better luck with yours.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #13
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there is a little allen screw in the overhead console to override it. You have to pop off the piece that looks like it has two speaker grills on it (best way to describe it). I think it is hinged towards the front (been 2 months since I saw it on my old car), so be careful! The screw is on the left side I believe.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:11 PM   #14
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this happened to me once a few months ago. It would close to about 1 inch away from all the way then bounce back. The way I fixed it was by reaching up and pressing down on the rails while it was closing. If you feel the rail system towards the front of the sunroof you will notice a lever like action, that pushes down as it closes on its own,
If its working correctly. If you hold it down and release right before it pinches your fingers it will close and I haven't had an issue since. It seems as if you open the sunroof all the way something happens with the inner sunshade and it screws up its ability to realize where its at and how far it has to go to close properly.
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