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Old 02-16-2019, 07:05 PM
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Moonroof open and will not close

Hi RDXers.

2007 RDX

opened the moonroof today, seemed fine. Went to close it and all i get is a single faint click that seems to come from rear of the moon roof ( i think motor ).

each time i push close button, one click. Sounds like motor is getting current but is not turning.

Question: has anyone had this issue... And how did you fix it?

appears per my repair book i have to remove the headliner... which i am really bummed about because it looks to be challenging.

anyone got experience with getting to the motor?

thabks.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:25 PM
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Got it to close!



Found a way to tap moonroof motor. RDX 2007

Found access via ceiling light
i REALLY did not want to take apart the headliner, A-frame trim, B-frame, quarter panel, and that other hard stuff. Not to mention it is The weekend and Acura is closed for replacement clips. Instead i tried another approach. I have used the trick to tap on an electronic motor with a hammer.

RDX moonroof motor is toward the rear of the car, just in front of the rear ceiling light. I removed the ceiling light, and unplugged it. Then i got a long screwdriver/punch and felt around inside the slot between the headliner and roof. Once i felt the motor i gave the punch a few bangs with a hammer. Presto. When i pushed the moonroof switch it closed. This is not a permanent fix, but i was able to get it closed!

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I havenít had this issue but it sounds like you need a power moonroof motor acuator.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:50 PM
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Found a way to tap moonroof motor. RDX 2007

Found access via ceiling light
i REALLY did not want to take apart the headliner, A-frame trim, B-frame, quarter panel, and that other hard stuff. Not to mention it is The weekend and Acura is closed for replacement clips. Instead i tried another approach. I have used the trick to tap on an electronic motor with a hammer.

RDX moonroof motor is toward the rear of the car, just in front of the rear ceiling light. I removed the ceiling light, and unplugged it. Then i got a long screwdriver/punch and felt around inside the slot between the headliner and roof. Once i felt the motor i gave the punch a few bangs with a hammer. Presto. When i pushed the moonroof switch it closed. This is not a permanent fix, but i was able to get it closed!

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If you going to replace the motor, profit to play with it, disassemble and see if there's a way to replace the brushes.
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