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tamaz, Subaru master technician
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Experience:  Subaru certified,ASE Master technician,25 years experience
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I need to replace my sunroof motor

Customer Question

I need to replace my sunroof motor
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  tamaz replied 2 years ago.

Hi,forgive me but why do you think it is a motor failure,has the fuses and wiring been checked?We have very few motor failures but I will give you all the help you need reguardless,thanks.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
sunroof opens and closes intermittently need to locate the motor on my 2003 outback
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
in case of rain
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
where is the sunroof top motor located and how can access it?
Expert:  tamaz replied 2 years ago.

Hi ,the sunroof motor is in the rear of the car to get at it the headliner needs to be partially removed ,the trim from the passenger compartment back should be removed so the headliner hangs and you can access it,there are 3 screws holding the motor onto the frame.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there a manual way to close it
Expert:  tamaz replied 2 years ago.

Yes there is a allen head screw in the middle of the motor turn it with a allen wrench that should be supplied in the tool kit that came with the car, if it isn't there ,any allen wrench will do I believe the size is 5 mm but I could be wrong,the headliner doesn't need to be dropped either just remove the access plug in the rear of the headliner,thanks