Many cars now have an electric sunroof that is operated by way of a sunroof motor. This means that the sunroof motor is an integral part of the working of the sunroof and that if it breaks down it will need to be repaired or replaced. However, although repairing a faulty sunroof motor is one option, it may prove to be far more expensive than choosing to buy a replacement.
It is quite easy to find a replacement sunroof motor in the parts department of a vehicle’s dealership or from a motor accessories dealer. It is important to provide accurate information about the make and model of the vehicle to make sure that the part that is purchased is the correct one.
Once the part has been acquired, fitting is a relatively straightforward procedure. It involves the removal of the interior light to allow access to the vehicle’s overhead console, which houses the sunroof motor. Once the overhead console has been removed it is simply a case of removing the damaged motor by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place and disconnecting the wiring. The replacement sunroof motor can then be fitted, using the same connections and the same retaining screws.