The Seventh Sister
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester XT Premium
Feedback Score: 53 reviews
Forester moonroof problems (merged thread)
Very strange things were happening with my moonroof today. I had it partially open as I was driving around town; when I arrived at my destination I pushed the button to close it as usual, but each time it reversed itself just a couple of inches before sliding all the way into place. I turned the car off and back on a few times in hopes to "reset" the system, but to no avail. I checked the tracks and pulled out a few tiny twigs, but nothing that could've impeded the moonroof's path enough to cause it not to close.
I tried again, and this time it closed all the way, sealed, stayed in place for a couple of seconds or so - and then re-opened all by itself without me even touching the switch! I repeated this three times, and it kept happening each time, until I shut the power off just in time before it had a chance to re-open again after it had completely closed.
I left and took my doggie for a walk in hopes that, by the time I returned, things would have settled down. I was almost expecting the moonroof to open all by itself again when I started Subed back up afterwards, but this time it stayed put. However, I didn't feel like pushing my luck and checking if everything was operational again.
This is the second time this sort of thing has happened in a period of a few months. Has anyone else experienced something similar? What could be causing this? A bad switch? Moisture in the system? Gremlins?
Should I call in the exorcist?
~ Silke ~
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