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GENERATION HONDA CRX Si SUNROOF REPAIR & CLEAN-UP - page 6 / 21

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I used a type of rubberized adhesive tape that is used in the glass industry. I believe it is referred to as “dum-dum” tape. The stuff is like silly putty and sticks to anything. It works great for sealing the areas of the tray that I have just mentioned.

TRAY INSTALLATION & PANEL ALIGNMENT

INSTALLED

PANEL TRACKS

FRONT PANEL ARM

At this point, it is time to start putting things back together.

Put the tray in the car. Lay it in the front seats and then climb in underneath the tray and set it in your lap. Have the mounting bolts ready.

Lift the tray into position and hook the rear of the tray in place using those nice hangers that Honda included. Then proceed to lift up the front of the tray and bolt it in place. Once the front is bolted up, the tray will not fall. Reinstall all tray fasteners but DO NOT tighten them down. Simply snug them up with just enough slack to allow movement of the tray from side to side and front to back.

Hook the wiring harness to the sunroof motor.

Next you must install the sunroof panel once again. USE THE SWITCH TO “OPEN” THE SUNROOF MECHANISM FULLY. Then, slide the rear guide arm (black plastic) to its rear-most position.

The panel must be installed by inserting the rubber tang on the rear guide arm into the aluminum track that is installed on the underside of the sunroof panel. This means the panel will install with one movement by approaching from the front of the car and sliding the panel toward the rear of the car (the opposite of removal, of course). Once this is done, slide the panel toward the rear of the car until the front panel arms line up with the sliding links in the tray.

Re-install the rear plastic stops on the panel. This must be done or the rear plastic guides will find their way out of the panel track when opening and closing the panel.

Check the alignment of your sunroof by closing the panel with the switch.

There is a SMALL amount of adjustment built into the mounting holes of the tray but I made most of my adjustments using the panel hardware.

If the panel sits too low in the sunroof opening, use thin washers to space the front arm or aluminum tracks of the panel away from the panel itself. This will raise the panel back to height. See the second picture above. The rear corners can be lifted by inserting spacers on the rearmost stud that holds the aluminum track. The front corners can be lifted by using spacers under the front panel arm. If, by some chance, the sunroof sits too high after installation it can be lowered by inserting spacers INSIDE the car between the tray mounts and body mounting points.

Make sure that the panel will move smoothly with no binding of the motor. Align the panel so that the panel weatherstrip is touching all side of the sunroof opening. Tight clearances between the panel and roof opening could tear up your new weatherstrip. Use caution and take your time. Good luck!

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