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Moon roof - 2004 Passat

Posted by NJTea (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 2, 05 at 14:42

This morning I opened the roof window in what I call the "vent" position - the portion of the window toward the rear of the car is open.

Soon I decided that I wanted it in the slide-open position. Turned the switch, the window closed and then immediately opened again in the vent position. Now it won't close or change position no matter where I set the switch. It closes and then immediately opens again.

Any hints to fix it so I don't have to go to the dealer and fight with him about giving me a loaner car while they try to fix mine - before it rains again!


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RE: Moon roof - 2004 Passat - redux

Immediately after I posted this message I recalled there was an allen wrench to close a stuck window. Now the window is closed and when I try to open it, it does a shuffle, opening a bit and then closing - opposite of what I reported in my initial post.

Therefore, my question now is: what's the problem, the switch? And, can anyone give me an estimate as to how much it might cost to repair the problem and how long it might take.

I ask 'cause I know the dealer, as mentioned previously, will give me a hard time about getting a loaner. Therefore, if I know in advance approximate cost/length of time for repair I can know whether to agree to wait or to argue for a loaner. (Dealer is 35 miles from home and 12 miles from work place and totally inconvenient for anyone to pick me up/take me back.)

RE: Moon roof - 2004 Passat

Who knows, could be a loose wire at the switch, could be a bad microswitch buried in the roof somewhere, and they'll have to tear down the whole interior just to get the headliner down so they can get to the microswitch.....

RE: Moon roof - 2004 Passat

But this is a warranty job, is it not ??, so even if it costs $$$$, and it could, it is VW's problem..

RE: Moon roof - 2004 Passat

Most definitely the problem is VW's.

I'm gun shy from dealing with Subaru on the issue of loaner cars for warranty repairs, however. Each time the car went it for a warrantied repair it was a huge fight to get a loaner.

I recall once being at the Subaru dealership and there was an older woman in the waiting room in tears. She'd brought her week-old car due to a very loud rattle/knock and they had refused to give her a loaner. She was into her fourth hour of waiting for the repair to be completed.

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