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Sunroof wont close. It gets 80% there and then goes back way

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sunroof wont close. It gets 80% there and then goes back way deep into pocket. The shad goes back too far also.
JA: What is the model of your '80 VW?
Customer: 2009 VW GTI
JA: Are you fixing your GTI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've used an alan torque wrench to close it all the way. then I turn dial so just the back flips up. Then I open only that part so I can seal it against rain but not all the way
JA: Do you have the torque specs?
Customer: no I use a torque wrench to close it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just if I can fix it or if I need to take to dealer
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 10 months ago.

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if you press the sunroof button and hold does the upwards does the sunroof close and any noises heard when closing ?


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I figured it out yesterday. My model doesn't have a button. You can't push it. Tried that a thousand times. You have to turn the knob to 12oclock and then pull down on the back of of the knob until you hear a click. The sunroof cover will then move as long as you hold the knob down until closure. After doing this a few times, the memory is relearned and it operates normally. Thanks for trying to help me and I hope you learned better how to help others. Tom