Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Sunroof - Repair instructions

SUNROOF AIR DEFLECTOR REPLACEMENT

Fig. 3: Sunroof Air Deflector
Fig. 3: Sunroof Air Deflector

Sunroof Air Deflector Replacement

Sunroof Air Deflector Replacement

SUNROOF AIR DEFLECTOR COVER REPLACEMENT

Fig. 4: Sunroof Air Deflector Cover
Fig. 4: Sunroof Air Deflector Cover

Sunroof Air Deflector Cover Replacement

Sunroof Air Deflector Cover Replacement

SUNROOF DRAIN INSPECTION AND CLEANING

Drain Hose Routing

NOTE: If the headliner is wet DO NOT remove any interior trim. Do the Plugged Drain Hose test first.

A drain trough encircles the sunroof window panel and water is drained off by the drain hoses located at each corner of the housing. A drain channel spans across the sunroof module at the rear of the window panel and directs water into the trough.

  1. The front drain hoses are routed out of the left and right corners of the plenum. The front hoses are installed through a rubber grommet that seals the hose tightly in the plenum.
  2. The rear drain hoses are routed through the left and right rear lower quarter panel and out of the body.

    The rear hoses are installed through a rubber grommet that seals the hose tightly in the quarter panel.

Plugged Drain Hose

In some vehicle it may be necessary to clean the sunroof drain hose by applying air from the lower end of the drain hose outlet instead of the upper drain hose outlet.

If a waterleak has occurred check for a plugged sunroof module drain hose at each corner of drainage system by doing the following:

  1. Open the sunroof window.
  2. Locate each sunroof module drain hose outlet area.
  3. With a visual look, ensure that all the hoses are attached to the sunroof module drain outlet.
  4. Cover all of the interior before air is apply to the drain hose.
  5. To test for blockage, pour a small container of water into the module housing drain trough. Check each corner to confirm the drain hose is draining water if not go to step number 6.

WARNING: Wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye damage.

  1. Use compressed air, 241 kPa (35 psi) or less to blow out any drain hose that is plugged.
  2. Test the system again.
  3. If remain plugged remove the blockage using the following steps.
  1. Push mechanics wire through the hose to remove the obstruction.
  2. Use compressed air in order to blow out any remaining material.
  1. If the hose remains plugged, check to see it is properly routed and does not have a kink. Refer to Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose Replacement, or Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose Replacement.

Disconnected Drain Hose

Inspect the drainage system for disconnected drain hoses. Complete the following steps in order to obtain partial access to drain hoses and check for a disconnected hose.

  1. Open the sunroof window panel.
  2. Lower the headliner as needed. Refer to Headlining Trim Panel Replacement (With Sunroof, Encore) , Headlining Trim Panel Replacement (With Sunroof, Encore) .
  3. Connect any disconnected hoses. If tie straps are required, connect the hose and apply tie strap.
  4. Ensure that the rear drain hoses are properly routed in the metal roof slot and taped in place.

SUNROOF HOUSING FRONT DRAIN HOSE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 5: Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose
Fig. 5: Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose

Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose Replacement

Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose Replacement

Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose Replacement

SUNROOF HOUSING REAR DRAIN HOSE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 6: Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose
Fig. 6: Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose

Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose Replacement

Sunroof Housing Rear Drain Hose Replacement

SUNROOF MODULE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT

Fig. 7: Sunroof Module assembly
Fig. 7: Sunroof Module assembly

Sunroof Module Assembly Replacement

Sunroof Module Assembly Replacement

Sunroof Module Assembly Replacement

SUNROOF MOTOR/ACTUATOR INITIALIZATION/TEACH PROCESS

NOTE: If the sunroof motor is new, cycle the sunroof seven (7) times to teach the motor/actuator initialization process.

Perform the initialization/teach procedure on a reinstall motor or a new motor.

Ensure the electrical harness on the headliner is connected to the sunroof motor, battery power is applied, and the ignition switch is ON.

NOTE: If the sunroof window doesn't go to the vent open position first time, release the switch and press the switch again.

  1. Press and hold the sunroof switch to the vent open position until the sunroof window stops in the vent open position.
  2. Again press and hold the sunroof switch to the vent open position for at least 10 seconds, then the window should move slightly.
  3. Verify the sunroof operation

If the initialization/teach procedure is not carried out completely, it has to be started again.

SUNROOF ACTUATOR MOTOR REPLACEMENT

Fig. 8: Sunroof Window Motor 7 Bolts
Fig. 8: Sunroof Window Motor 7 Bolts

Sunroof Actuator Motor Replacement

Sunroof Actuator Motor Replacement

SUNROOF SUNSHADE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 9: Sunroof Sunshade & Mounting Components
Fig. 9: Sunroof Sunshade & Mounting Components

Sunroof Sunshade Replacement

Sunroof Sunshade Replacement

SUNROOF TILT POSITION SWITCH REPLACEMENT

Fig. 10: Sunroof Tilt Position Switch
Fig. 10: Sunroof Tilt Position Switch

Sunroof Tilt Position Switch Replacement

Sunroof Tilt Position Switch Replacement

SUNROOF SWITCH REPLACEMENT

Fig. 11: Sunroof Switch
Fig. 11: Sunroof Switch

Sunroof Switch Replacement

Sunroof Switch Replacement

SUNROOF WINDOW HEIGHT AND OPENING FIT ADJUSTMENT

NOTE: Correct adjustment cannot be achieved if the sunroof window is closed from vent position.

  1. Cycle the sunroof window from full open to closed position.

Fig. 12: View Of Sunroof Window & Opening Fit
Fig. 12: View Of Sunroof Window & Opening Fit

NOTE: Do Not remove or lower headliner to access sunroof window screws.

  1. Loosen the adjusting screws on the window.
  2. Adjust the corners of the front window panel using the following guidelines:
  • Adjust the front of the sunroof window to 0.0 mm - 1.0 mm (0.0 in - 0.04 in ) below the top surface of the roof panel.
  • Adjust the rear center line of the sunroof window to 2 mm to 3 mm (0 .08 in to 0.12 in ) below the top surface of the roof panel.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Tighten the sunroof window adjustment screws to 5 N.m (44 lb in).
  2. Cycle sunroof window through all positions.
  3. Inspect the sunroof window adjustment. Adjust if necessary

SUNROOF WINDOW REPLACEMENT

Fig. 13: Sunroof Window & Bolts
Fig. 13: Sunroof Window & Bolts

Sunroof Window Replacement

Sunroof Window Replacement

Sunroof Window Replacement

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