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Quick Guide For Sunroof Repair

I know that leaky sunroof is bothering you every time it rains. When rain gets in your car, it can ruin a good day so better fix it before it gets worse. Well, worry no more! I’m here to help you repair that sunroof faster than you can snap your two fingers.  Scroll down and check out the sunroof repair for leaks instructions.

Quick Guide For Sunroof Repair

Regardless if it’s trickling or flowing, your car’s interior gets damaged once it gets wet.  Most of the leakage can be stopped by cleaning your sunroof. Clearing any debris or fixing that clogged drain tube can do the trick. Basic knowledge in car maintenance is not only advantageous, but it can also help you avoid a trip to the mechanic. So on that note, listed below are the things you’ll need for sunroof repair :

You’ll need :

  • Owner’s manual
  • Auto warranty
  • Window cleaner
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Vacuum
  • Manufacturer
  • Repair shop
  • Towel (optional)

Steps :

1 Owner’s manual

You need to check first your owner’s manual and warranty. Leaks in your sunroof maybe covered the warranty, so be sure to take advantage of that. You also need to check the manual for instructions on how to clean the factory-installed sunroof properly.

2 Use window cleaning solvent

Clean the outside part of the sunroof with the use of a window cleaning solvent and a piece of cloth. Thoroughly clean the outside part and surface of the seals.

3 Open your sunroof 

Open your sunroof and use a wet cloth to clean the inside part of the seal and track where the sunroof sits in. Clean any vacuum debris away from the track or seals.

Small tip: be sure to dry out a wet car interior so it won’t accumulate any mold and mildew.

4 Inspect the seals 

Painstakingly inspect the seals and look for cracks or breaks. And if you some damage contact the manufacturer or a local repair shop.

5 Check the track and cable drive operating system 


If you have a tilt and slide sunroof, you need to check the tracks and the cable drive operating  system for any debris. remove debris and wipe the tracks and cable with a clean cloth and exclude dirt and build up.

6 Close sunroof and check it

Close your sunroof and pour a small amount of water to check if there is still leak after cleaning it. If it does, bring it to a professional for sunroof repair.

Watch this video from Howcast for the full tutorial on how to repair sunroof leaks :   

Acting upon a certain predicament or situation immediately especially when it needs to be addressed instantly is always good practice. According to the philosopher, Desiderius Erasmus, “prevention is better than cure”. So, if ever we see something that might lead to something worse then we have to do something about it immediately.

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