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Ea82 glass sunroof... can it be removed & replaced?


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#1 quattroPilot

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 04:46 PM

perhaps with a regular solid panel sunroof? If it's possible what's the difficulty level like. I'm just not a big fan of glass is all... burns my poor melon :(

If the swap canno't be completed, does the glass roof at least have a fabric cover that one can slide underneath? tia

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 05:55 PM

hi there. yes, the glass is removeable. there are two black plastic panels with the obnoxious plastic screws. the sunroof can be unbolted after those trims are removed. there is supposed to be a sliding cover that goes under the glass inside the car. I'd suggest that you have your sunroof tinted limo black. that will be cheaper than having something else made to replace it, since your slider panel is, by the sound of it, missing. you shouldn't need to take the glass out to have it tinted, and it shouldn't cost more than $10-$20.

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 06:31 PM

alright, good suggestion on the tint...

more-over what I'm after is if Subaru has a solid aluminum sunroof that substitutes perfectly for the glass. Perhpas out of a Loyal or GL.....?

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 06:42 PM

not that i know of. anything like that would probably be a different size.

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 08:40 PM

Easiest way is to tint it, second easiest is to grab a complete sunroof assy off another car that still has the shade in it, just swap the whole deal, its only held in with 6 bolts after you get the headliner out

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 09:04 PM

k guys, thanks a lot. Looks like i'll be hittin' some tint :headbang:

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 04:07 AM

is there a certain spot thats well known to leak? i took the buggy through the carwash, and i got hosed. :mad:

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 09:19 AM

They are designed to leak.. thats why there are four drain tubes.. one at each conrner.. if one (or more ) of those is plugged, you get wet.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 09:30 AM

either the glass itself will swap, or the whole unit as an assembly will swap also.

there are shims that adjust how the window fits in its seal. the only case of a leeky 'roof is when it wouldnt close all the way. but that is why there are shims




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