Seat Leon >> Removing and installing tilt mechanism for sliding sunroof

SEAT Leon Service and Repair Manual / General body repairs, exterior / Sunroof / Panorama sliding roof / Removing and installing tilt mechanism for sliding sunroof

Removing

Sunroof

  • Remove front glass panel.
  • Remove rear glass panel.
  • Remove assembly frame from vehicle.
  • Remove sliding roof motor.
  • Remove rear section from assembly frame.
  • Remove bolts -arrows- of cable covers -1- and -3-.
  • Loosen the retainers -arrow A- and the cable covers -1- and -3- remove.

Sunroof

After the rear part is removed, the tilt mechanism can be pushed towards the rear.

  • Push glass panel tilting mechanism only by indicated position -arrow b- on slider -2-, not by guide plate -1-.

Note Tilting mechanism tilts when moving.

Sunroof

Caution

Note position of cables before removing.

Do not pull or push tilting mechanism guide plate.

  • Detach cable -4- from sliders -1- -arrow B-.
  • Pull slider -1- out of guide rail -3- -arrow A-.
  • Remove the tilt mechanism -4- out of the guide rails -3-.

fitting

Note

  • Guide rails must only be cleaned if heavily soiled.
  • Do not grease cables.

Sunroof

  • Push tilting mechanism -1- partially into guide rail -3- -arrow-.
  • Ensure that slides -2- face towards rear when being pushed into guide rail -1-.
  • Push cable -4- into guide rail -3- -arrow B-.
  • Hook cable -4- into the tilt mechanism -1- -arrow A-.

Sunroof

Note Do not pull or push tilting mechanism guide plate.

  • The tilting mechanism for the glass panel is pushed only by the specified position -arrow b- on the tilt mechanism -2- and not by the guide rail-1-.
  • Push tilting mechanism fully forwards -arrow a- on both sides until it is completely lowered.

Note Tilting mechanism is lowered when it is moved.

  • Attach rear section to assembly frame.
  • Install assembly frame in vehicle.
  • Install rear glass panel.
  • Install front glass panel.
  • Install sliding roof motor.
  • On completion of all work, carry out a normalisation run for all panoramic sliding roof drives.

Maintenance and care

Check function, clean water drains and lubricate guides.

Operating without current

Glass panel

Note

  • In the event of power failure, front glass panel near to sliding sunroof motor can be moved by hand using a commercially available hexagon key.
  • Front glass panel must only be moved manually until its front edge is flush with front edge of rear glass panel. If glass panel is moved further backwards, mechanism cables may hook off.

Sunroof

  • Remove lighting elements and front control unit.
  • Using a standard hexagon key, undo the bolt -1-.

When turning by hand, greater force is necessary since motor is not uncoupled from drive.

Sun blind

Note In the event of power failure, sun blind can be moved by hand on sun blind motor using a commercially available hexagon key.

Sunroof

  • Remove moulded headlining .
  • Using a standard hexagon key, undo the bolt -2-.

When turning by hand, greater force is necessary since motor is not uncoupled from drive.

    Removing and installing rear part
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