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Old 08-18-2013, 01:12 PM
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DIY: 2004-2008 Sunshade/Moon Roof Cover/Sun Roof Cover/ Removal and Glass Replacement

I purposely included different variations of what people may call the moon roof or the cover that slides over top of it to make it more search engine friendly for future use.

As part of my interior swap, I had to remove the sunshade that slides over the moon roof.

This DIY can be used to replace many moon roof components including the glass, sunshade cover, or for those of you who want to wrap your headliner with Alcantara or any other material. I didn't see anything on Acurazine closely related so I figured I would make a DIY.

Tools Needed
  • Rubber/vinly/nitrile gloves (headliners are dirt magnets, trust me on this)
  • Torx T25 Screw Driver
  • Phillips Screw Driver ( highly recommend a magnetic screwdriver due to microscopically sized screws)
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Blue bottle Permatex loctite or other comparable product. (necessary!)



1. Locate and remove the four torx T25 screws which secure the moon roof. Here are some pictures for reference.







2. Carefully remove moon roof from vehicle as shown.



3. Remove the drain channel as shown below using needle nose pliers. Be very careful to not break clips!





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Repeat on other side.

4. Angle drain channel up as such. You will then pull up on the drain channel to unclip it.






Repeat on the other side. Make sure you have the clips lined up properly and that you have the drain channel pointing up when unclipping it. After unclipping it, you can simply slide it towards the front of the car and remove it. You will have to do this on both sides.

5. Remove the set plates from each side using a phillips screwdriver. (4 total screws)





Now you're ready to remove the sunshade.

6. It's really hard to describe the process in which the sunshade is removed so I just made a video. Be very careful as this thing will crack and break easily. It CANNOT be removed from inside the vehicle, you must remove it in this way to not break it.


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*Installation is the reverse of removal (Honda) Make sure to use thread locker on ALL screws when putting everything back together. Be very careful when snapping the drain channel back in to not break the clips as they are very fragile! Lube up the clip on the drain channel first so it slides in easier.

**You must complete the moon roof height adjustment procedure and calibration if disassembling any component above. Here are the service manual scans outlining this procedure. Height adjustment procedure must be completed AFTER moon roof calibration procedure.






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Wow, good info. Thanks for posting. Hopefully I'll never need to use this info, but you never know.
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very nice write-up, JJH. Mods, get this in the 3G Garage !
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Originally Posted by MarcoNorthPolo View Post
Wow, good info. Thanks for posting. Hopefully I'll never need to use this info, but you never know.
Yeah, it can be applied for many different reasons. I've talked to people who have done interior swaps and have went through the trouble of swapping the whole sunroof mechanism in order to swap the sunshade instead of just following the manual and removing the sunshade.

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very nice write-up, JJH. Mods, get this in the 3G Garage !
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Awesome write-up dude
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awesome write up!
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solid write up.. Thanks!!
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