Door trim Interior dome light Rear roof trim panel Pull the rear quarter window panels loose at the upper front corner. There is no need to remove this entirely. Grab handle(s) Front pillar trim Sunvisors Rear view mirror Sunroof trim (around opening) Headliner
Now that you have dropped the headliner, you have complete access to the sunroof tray assembly. BEFORE you start removing bolts to drop the assembly, remember to remove the sunroof panel.
SUNROOF PANEL REMOVAL
REAR STOP REMOVED
Open the sunroof fully. Feel underneath the rear corners and you will find the rear plastic stops for the panel guide rails. Each stop is held in place by one (1) 8mm nut. A ratchet won’t fit between the panel and the roof so just use a small 8mm open-ended wrench. Remove the rear stops; they just fall right off once the nut is removed. Now, go to the front corners of the panel and remove the 10mm bolts that fasten the front panel arms to the slide pins. There is one bolt for each side. The panel is now ready for removal. 2 bolts and 2 nuts are all that hold it in. Now, grasp the panel on the front and rear edges. Slide the panel toward the FRONT of the car and lift the front edge of the panel in one smooth, firm motion.
Make sure to lift up on the front edge of the panel or you can easily scratch the paint on the roof!
Don’t jerk or twist the panel but BE FIRM. The panel will come out. Once you get it off the first time, further installation and removals will be much easier. Trust me on this! Now that you have the panel in your hands, remove the upholstery panel and inspect the metal for rust or deterioration. Sand, prime and paint if necessary. Stow away the panel for safekeeping. This might also be a good time to reconsider recovering that upholstery panel with some new vinyl!
PANEL READY FOR SERVICE
FRONT DRAIN TUBE
REAR DRAIN TUBE