Sunroof Frame and Drain Tube Replacement

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before performing repairs or service.
  1. Remove these items:
  1. Remove the bolts securing both rear grab handle brackets (A), then release them from the body. Do not pull the bracket with the airbag excessively. Take care not to damage the side curtain airbags.

  1. Put on gloves to protect your hands. Disconnect the motor connector (A), open/close-tilt/close switch connector (B), and remove the sunroof relays (C). On RHD models, detach the interior wire harness clip (D).

  1. Disconnect the drain tubes (A).
  1. Remove the interior harness (B) by detaching the harness clips (C) and removing the tape (D).
    LHD is shown, RHD is similar except that the interior wire harness is routed on opposite side of the frame.

  1. With an assistant holding the frame (A), remove the bolts, starting at the rear, and release the rear hooks (B) by moving the frame forward.

  1. With the help of an assistant, move the frame (A) against left or right, then lower the opposite side of the frame down. Keep the rear grab handle bracket (B) away from the frame while lowering it. Take care not to hang the frame on the bracket.
  1. With the help of an assistant, carefully remove the frame through the front door opening. Take care not to scratch the interior trim and body, or tear the seat covers.

  1. To remove a front drain valve (A) from the body, remove the kick panel, left or right. Tie a string to the top end of the drain tube, then pull the front drain tube (B) down out of the front pillar leaving the string inside the pillar.

  1. To remove a rear drain valve (A) from the body, remove these parts.
    Disconnect the rear upper drain tube (B) and rear lower drain tube (C), release the clips, then remove the rear drain joint (D) from the body.

  1. Install the frame and drain tube in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Before installing the frame, clear the drain tubes and drain valves using compressed air.
    • Check the frame seal.
    • Clean the surface of the frame.
    • When installing the frame, first attach the rear hooks into the body holes.
    • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly.
    • When connecting the drain tube, slide it over the frame nozzle at least 10 mm (0.39 in.).
    • Install the tube clip (A) on the drain tube (B) as shown.
  1. Check for water leaks. Let the water run freely from a hose without a nozzle. Do not use a high-pressure spray.