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replacing sunroof 2001 v70 xc

Postby gerharter » 01 Feb 2009, 04:43

My daughter sat on the roof of our 2001 v70
XC and shattered the glass sunroof. Is it possible to replaces
it myself?
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Re: replacing sunroof 2001 v70 xc

Postby MadeInJapan » 01 Feb 2009, 05:47

Welcome to MVS.
Yes, you can replace it and we can walk you through it. I even have some pdf files that show you how and then how to adjust the glass once it's in place. Your first order of business is to get a hold of one. If you go to the dealer for a replacement, be ready to pay $600-800. You might find one on eBay for considerably less. If not there, try calling the helpful folks at http://www.erievovo.com (call, don't email- they're terrible at answering email). I'll also keep my eyes open for you.
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Re: replacing sunroof 2001 v70 xc

Postby MadeInJapan » 01 Feb 2009, 05:51

I'm moving this to the '01 and newer section of this forum.
Btw, I found this: http://www.erievovo.com/Inventory/searc ... h&iLevel=1
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Re: replacing sunroof 2001 v70 xc

Postby gerharter » 01 Feb 2009, 19:48

thank you for the help. If I could get the instructions from you on how to remove the old broken one that would be great. I will call the people you recommended tomorrow and get the glass coming. Dan
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Re: replacing sunroof 2001 v70 xc

Postby MadeInJapan » 01 Feb 2009, 22:09

No problem- I am uploading 3 files. Don't think you have to take out the headliner- that's for if you need to replace the entire sunroof. The instructions for just the glass is the third or fourth write-up below the first section of the first file. Also, a note regarding adjustment (3rd file)- When I did this on my S70, it wasn't bad once I figured out that you should install the screws very lightly, get the roof in place in the back and then swivel the glass forward in the front until things are in place, then tighten up. If you don't do this, you will go through an hour of loosening and tightening like I did. I worked alone- if you have a helper to hold the glass up as you tighten, it will speed things up. Good luck and let us know how things go. Btw, if you take pictures of the process, we'll put it in the repair database and give you credit for the write-up!
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V70 Replacing Sunroof Glass 1.pdf
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Re: replacing sunroof 2001 v70 xc

Postby gerharter » 24 Mar 2009, 13:53

While waiting for the replacement window to arrive the sunroof shade screen got torn off while drinving down the highway. I don't care about the shade screen but I now have the replacement glass for the sunroof so I would like to replace the glass and live without the sun shade. Will the sunroof operate ok without the shade part. I am sure the control switch was activated while waiting for the roof to arrive because now the passenger bracket is in the proper position but the drivers side is all of the way to the rear of the track. When I try to move bracket forward by the power switch it makes a clicking sound. I assume it is because the 2 guides are not in the same position. I tried to move it by hand but couldn't. I removed the motor and was able to move the glides and was able to install the new glass sunroof. I put it all back together but now it won't operate and the map reading light won't work. I checked the fuses and even took it all apart again to make sure I didn't leave a plug off but still it is like it isn't getting power. Thank you for the PDF you sent me but I couldn't find the answer. After reading other posts I am wondering if it needs a reset procedure. The battery did go dead while replacing the top. Would it be to remove the negitive connection on the battery or lock and unlock 5 times or start and restart 5 times or some combination of the above. thanks Dan
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