The sunroof is a great thing to have in a vehicle! It offers you a good view besides allowing the breeze inside the car to refresh you! Sunroofs may be automatic that operate on power or maybe manual. Power sunroof repair and manual sunroof repairs differ only in the technology of the working of the sunroof.
The sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the car that enhances the ride experience by providing ambient lighting and air inside the vehicle. Most cars that have a sunroof come with a pre-installed sunroof. Alternatively, a sunroof can be installed in a car without a preinstalled one also. Sunroofs may be fixed or may open and close. The operating mechanism of the sunroof may be manual or powered.
What is the difference between a power sunroof and a manual roof?
A manual sunroof operates with the help of a lever or crank that can slide the glass to open or close it. On the other hand, a power sunroof operates with the help of an electrical motor.
The power sunroof performs two functions:
• It can tilt the glass in the rear so as to create an interior vent for air.
• The sunroof can also offer a convertible like an experience to the passengers in the car by sliding open or retracting into a pocket.
The power sunroof includes components such as a control switch, an electrical motor, and a relay. Therefore a power sunroof, in addition to problems of a manual sunroof, is susceptible to problems due to the malfunction of electrical components.
Let us look at some common problems that you might encounter with a power sunroof:
1. Electrical Problems with the Sunroof
Reasons for the power function not working:
• An issue with circuit breakers or fuse.
• Issues with power and ground at switch and relays.
In case the sunroof either opens and does not close or vice-versa, the causes could be:
• Issues with the switch
• Issues with the transmission of power through the wires through the switch for open and close signals.
• If the voltage and ground from the motor are not reaching their destination.
In case the sunroof begins to move and then stops abruptly:
It may not be due to an electrical fault. In most cases, the reason for this is the accumulation of debris on the track through which the glass slides. Also, if the glass is binding. In either of these situations, the circuit breaker opens to protect the motor.
Any of the above problems need to be diagnosed accurately so that they can be repaired. Therefore, you will need expert power sunroof repair mechanics to attend to your problem.
2. Sunroof Leakage
This is a problem associated with both manual and power sunroofs. If water leaks into the car through the sunroof, it can damage the interiors besides inconveniencing the passengers. This problem should be attended to immediately so as to avoid further damage to the car. You will need professional sunroof repair mechanics to attend to it.
3. Breakage of Sunroof
Any type of sunroof is prone to this problem. Any flying pebble etc. has the potential to damage the sunroof. It can shatter the sunroof with the result that there will be several pieces of glass in the car. You will need to replace the sunroof and get the interiors cleaned.
If you require any of these services or installation of a new sunroof, the best choice is Sunroof King! We are a service center with expertise in the installation and repair of different types of sunroofs. Whether you require power sunroof repair or manual sunroof repair we can do it for you!