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    Has anyone had experience in removimng the glass panel from the bx sunroof I keep on looking at mine and the steel backing panel is rusting and if I don't get to it soon it will be too late

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    Talk about a sucker for punishment

    I'm wondering if your CX sunroof is the same Think of the roof itself and just a normal roof with a hole in it ... The sunroof itself doesn't really have anything to do with the roof...

    The sunroof is a part of the roof lining, if you remove the roof lining from the car, the sunroof will come away leaving a gaping big hole in the roof The best bit about the sunroofs design, is you don't have to worry about it leaking ... It's supposed to leak ... The rooflining is plastic and catches the leaks draining them away from 4 different drain pipes.

    Usually they leak as the drain pipes are blocked causing the roof lining to fill up and overflow.

    I'm sure Alan S will know of a website that explains removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron

    I'm sure Alan S will know of a website that explains removal.

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    There used to be one that was done up by a guy from either Holland or Sweden but it suddenly disappeared.
    I read it a couple of times but it sounded a bit scarey to me and needed 2 or 3 people to achieve.
    As Shane said, it involved ripping all the hood lining, covers off A B & C pillars and sliding it out via the hatch.
    Harry Prins who rund the CitSport website had the link and may still be able to point you at something. I knoe it was stated at the time, that one of the advantages of ripping it out was the ability to get at and strap down those bloody cables that rattle in teh roof just above the heads of the back seat passengers.



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    The only bit I need to get to is the steel frame that the glass is glued to the rest is ok no leaks in the cab etc just that when you put the sunroof in tilt it is obvious that the black profiled frame is starting to rust , on my previous BX this got so bad it was distorting the glass and I was afraid it would break and being toughened glass there one minute gone the next and no I don't want to pull the car apart
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL
    The only bit I need to get to is the steel frame that the glass is glued to the rest is ok no leaks in the cab etc just that when you put the sunroof in tilt it is obvious that the black profiled frame is starting to rust , on my previous BX this got so bad it was distorting the glass and I was afraid it would break and being toughened glass there one minute gone the next and no I don't want to pull the car apart
    Dry thouroghly Wire brush followed by several coats of POR15 to seal it off ....

    That's all I'd do ... Then again ... mines a bit rusty and I don't really care for the BX so I haven't bothered to do anything about it

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    Default The Nasty Stuff

    As Neil Young Said Rust Never Sleeps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    There used to be one that was done up by a guy from either Holland or Sweden but it suddenly disappeared.
    Alan, do you still have the site's address bookmarked anywhere? If so, you can always try plugging it into the Wayback machine at www.archive.org - almost every website can be resurrected in this way, images and all.

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    Hi Archrival
    I took the sunroof out of my TZD a couple of years back to clean out the channels and check the rear drains as it was leaking into the car. If I recall, I opened it on tilt and there are 3 screws on each side and on the front edge that you undo and the glass and metal frame just lift and slide up and out - only took me a matter of minutes to do it. I never touched the headlining at all - and after running some flexible electrical wire UP the drain tubes from the rear and vacuuming the crud out of the roof cavity, it hasn't leaked since. IIRC, the HBOL has something in it about that as well.
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    Default As I thought

    Thanks for that there are so many myths around re these bl..dy sunroofs will try when I finish the S&M with the CX
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