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Old 06-14-2005, 00:27   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Service Light and Sunroof

On Fri, 27 May 2005 08:12:06 -0400, the illustrious Mike F
<"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> favored us with the following prose:

>blurp wrote:
>>
>> That seems worth a try. Will the solenoid reasonably evident once I
>> get the sunroof motor open? If I can do no good I'd like to at least
>> do no harm since the motor DOES work otherwise.
>>
>> blurp

>
>It's pretty obvious. There will probably be some light scorch marks
>visible on the outside of the white plastic housing where it's
>installed. You'll need a soldering iron, and make notes of which wire
>goes where.



Well I got it all open but the problem wasn't evident. Inside the
white plastic part of the motor assembly I found a stacked pair of
microswitches (each to kill the motor at either extreme end of travel)
and a rod-and-coil-type electromagnetic plunger which appears to move
to engage BOTH switches at the closed position. No scorch marks and
all wiring connected, including the very fine ends of the copper coil.
The lower microswitch does not work but the odds of getting a
replacement seem impossible.

Thanks anyway, I guess I'll just live with it until I get a line on a
cheap replacement for the whole thing (or get a manual crank
assembly).

Thanks again,
blurp
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