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Skywindow won't shut

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My Skywindow won't shut. My mechanic believes the fault has to do with the curtain. Anyone come across this one before?

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Re: Skywindow won't shut

yes well detailed here..search for answer.
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yes well detailed here..search for answer.

Thanks but I already tried that. Searches reveal others that have had a similar problem but no fixes other than a button to reset the sky roof.

When it first became a problem (on a family holiday in the rain) I eventually managed to shut the sky roof and took out the fuses. That's how it has remained until the other day when my mechanic had a further look. Although it continued to fox him he deduced that the problem is with the curtain. He didn't have the time to investigate any farther and took the fuses out again and after several attempts at shutting the sky roof!

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Re: Skywindow won't shut

unlikely to be the curtain, does it actually open? what exactly is the fault?
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unlikely to be the curtain, does it actually open? what exactly is the fault?
When attempting to shut the sky roof it will go one stage forward and then two back until eventually it won't budge.
My mechanic detected an electrical spark / charge from the curtain fuse, nothing more diagnostic than that, although he had spent some time on it.

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Re: Skywindow won't shut

resistance on the glass causes this, the motor senses this resistance & it opens the glass. Try lubricating the runners first, cheapest & easiest things first
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resistance on the glass causes this, the motor senses this resistance & it opens the glass. Try lubricating the runners first, cheapest & easiest things first
Thanks! Is WD40 ok for this?

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Thanks! Is WD40 ok for this?

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silicon based grease/spray would be better.

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Re: Skywindow won't shut

Excellent guide above

..and here's even more info

You seriously need to clean the sky-roof fairly frequently because if you don't you'll lose it
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