ok guys....i was PISSED that this didnt work for mine....i tried it several(about 4) times the other night and it just wouldnt work....however....yesterday i decided to just go at it......ill describe my issue first then how it was resolved
when i pressed the open button it would retract all the way open, i mean LITERALLY all the way, as in it would take the shade out of sight behind the headliner...since ive owned the jeep its done this so i thought it was normal(now im aware this is NOT normal)...when i would press closed it would close all the way then back open about an inch and a half...the way that i got it to seal was by pressing the vent button...when i pressed the vent button it would close and move up into a position that was sealed(but about 1/8" below the roof line)...i take it through the highest pressure car wash IN THE WORLD twice a week and its NEVER leaked a drop so i didnt put much stock into it...it wasnt until i read this thread and several of the other threads on the subject that knew it wasnt right....here goes the process i used
ok, i am going to insert into the following procedure a few extra steps that i had to take in order for it to work for me
I found a fix for Sunroof not closing flush!
(pasting relevant procedure below)
7. Place the ignition switch in RUN position.
8. Close all of the doors.
9. Press and release the vent switch (sunroof should move to vent position).mine did not move to vent, just to a near flush position
10. Once the sunroof has stopped motion at the vent position, press and hold the vent switch
for at least 5 seconds to recalibrate the sunroof position.
If the sunroof did not reach the full vent open position, press and hold the vent switch until
the full-vent-open position is reached then release the vent switch, then press and hold the
vent switch for at least 5 seconds to recalibrate the sunroof position***at this point merely holding the vent button WOULD NOT MOVE THE GLASS TO THE VENT POSITION...at this point i had to do 2 things...1st) i had access the rear adjustment bolts that hold the glass to the mechanism and loosen them about 1/2 turn***see following procedure***...2nd) i had to hold the vent button for approx 30 seconds and then release, after i released i pressed the vent button again and it raised about a half an inch, pressed a second time, half inch more, i repeated this until the glass was at the highest position it would go to
....once i had it in the highest position it would go to i pressed and held the vent button again for 5 sec then pressed the closed button...when closed button was pressed it settled to a near flush position****this is where i went to the procedure listed after this one for final adjustment of the glass itself****
12. Cycle the sunroof from the full-vent-open position to the full-slide-open position and back to
the full-vent-open position at least 7 complete times. The sunroof is now in customer mode
with the obstacle detection thresholds updated.
(link text pasted below)
How-to Adjust Sunroof Glass
It can all be found on pages 6750 and 6751 of the LX tech manual which can be found floating around the forum. If you don't have it I highly suggests getting it(it's pricey to buy) because it has a massive wealth of knowledge. It is like having FnkyChkn in your pocket
All you are going to need is either a screwdriver with a T25 torx head bit on it or a ratchet with a 3" extension and a 8mm or 5/16" socket on the end.
(I opted for the screwdriver because the bolt holding the glass is close to the glass and I feared scratching the glass with a ratchet and you can easily tighten it with your screwdriver and you may overtorque it with the ratchet)
1. You need to slide the fabric cover all the way back just as it would be if the sunroof were open. Note the black plastic mechanism cover on each side.
2. With your finger pull back on the corrugated plastic guard that hides all of your sunroofs uglies. It feels like it should come off but it does and can easily be put right back, which you need to do when done.***at this point its best to go ahead and remove the covers...they are easy to remove if you do it gently...with the sunroof as high as it will go slide your finger behind the top of the rearmost edge of the cover and pull outward towards center of vehicle...the rear of the cover will pop loose...slide your finger towards the front of the jeep and you will pop loose the second clip...slide all the way to the front and the final clip will pop loose...once the top is loose youll want to leave it like it is...DON'T...grab the cover with both hands and slide it all the way fwd(its in a track)..once its all the way fwd slide it towards the rear of the jeep...as you slowly slide it towards the rear pull out on the rear of the cover and it will dislodge from the track and pop off into your hands...VOILA!!!
****LEAVE THE COVERS OFF UNTIL YOU ARE DONE WITH THE ENTIRE JOB...if you were to leave them half on they might catch in the mechanism as you cycle the sunroof to its different positions and we dont want that to happen****
NOTE: There are three clips on the sunroof that hold the cover.
3. Now comes the fun part, about 3/4 of the way from the front of the sunroof glass will be a bolt that has a hexagonal head(for you who want to use a ratchet) and the T25 torx bit slot for you screwdriver folks. (My sunroof is in the vent position for the ease of taking a picture, make sure yours is closed).
4. The LX Service manual calls for the glass to be 0-2mm BELOW the roof on the front and 0-2mm ABOVE the roof in the rear. The torque spec on the bolts is 5.5 N-m or 47 in-lbs which is not too tight so if you want a torque wrench for it more power to you but I used my calibrated arm for this.
You are going to want to loosen the bolt on the affected side, only do the front or the rear at a time, not all bolts. I put my screwdriver in the bolt as I was standing outside the car and adjusted it from out there because you can tell if it is correct or not and you can tighten it once you get it where it should be. Make sure you are holding the glass as you are tightening it so that it stays where you want it to
NOTE: Due to the weatherseal material on the sunroof glass when holding it where it should be add an extra 2-3mm(less than 1/8th an inch or so) in height so that once it cycles it will seal itself in the proper place since you pushed it where you wanted it to be and the motor didn't.
5. With all adjusting done, make sure your bolts that you touched are tight or you will need to go back and do this again in the future. Now you need to reattach the mechanism cover to the glass so it looks all pretty again and doesn't do bad things when you go to open the sunroof. You can push it until you feel it not move anymore. To make reattaching this easier you can vent your sunroof but I chose to leave mine closed.***to reinstall the covers its easiest to have the glass in the vent position...place the lower front of the cover in the rearmost position you can get to in the lower track...slide the cover towards the front of the jeep...as you begin to slide it fwd press the cover into the track beginning with the front and guide it in as you slide...once the lower portion is secured in track you will be able to see when you lift the upper edge that it doesnt fill the entire void, but, you can now see how to center it...pull up on the rear of the cover until its flush with the glass and press in...you will feel/hear it pop...move to the center clip...attach...move to the front clip...attach....DONE
6. Test the sunroof now by opening it then closing it. It should be just about flush with the roof. Good job. Now to verify you can vent the sunroof and then close it and make sure it looks all pretty.
All in all it took no more than 10min to do the actual job, figuring out the process to get the glass to where it would actually move to the vent position was the part that took time...hope this helps someone else out