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I left my sunroof open during an ice storm and decided it might be smart to close it with the ice still on it. The car is a Mitsubishi lancer OZ rally 2003. The window stoped about 1/4 of the way and will not go any more. The window still closes all the way and the motor stops when it is closed all the way. I tool off the headliner to get a look and it doesn’t look like anythingis broken it just seems to me that there should be a way to reset the motor. It sounds to be a sensor problem?????any ideas
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 Most of them utilize cables to connect the motor. You may have broken a cable. Some of the control modules respond to current increases caused by resistance from the window to determine whenb to stop. If it broke or stretched one cable, it would bind and cause this. I assume you've brought it inside to finish defrosting it. There is also a big risk of causing watrer leaks in the future so unless your real comfortable with a repair like this, it may be a job for the dealer. 
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