Sunroof Frame and Drain Tube Replacement

1.Remove these items:

2.Put on gloves to protect your hands. Disconnect the motor connector (A), open/close-tilt/close switch connector (B), if equipped, sunroof control unit connector (C), open switch connector (D), and the drain tubes (E), and remove the sunroof relays (F).


3.Remove the interior harness (G) by detaching the harness clips (H).

4.With an assistant holding the frame (I), remove the bolts, starting at the rear, and release the rear hooks (J) by moving the frame forward, then remove the frame.

5.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.

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


7.To remove a rear drain valve (A) from the body, remove these parts:

Detach the clip (B), and release the rear drain tube (C) from the clip (D), then remove the drain tube.


8.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.


9.Check for water leaks. Let the water run freely from a hose without a nozzle. Do not use a high-pressure spray.