Sunroof Frame and Drain Tube Replacement

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before performing repairs or service.

1.Remove these items:

2.Put on gloves to protect your hands. Disconnect the motor connector (A).


3.Disconnect the drain tubes (A).


4.Remove the interior harness (B) by detaching the harness clips (C). LHD is shown; RHD is similar.

5.With an assistant holding the frame (A), remove the bolts, starting at the rear, and release the rear hooks (B) by moving the frame forward.


6.With the help of an assistant, carefully remove the frame through the front door opening. Take care not to scratch the interior trim and body, or tear the seat covers.

7.To remove a front drain valve (A) from the body, remove the kick panel, left or right, and the driver's dashboard under cover or passenger's dashboard under cover.
Detach the clips (B), then remove the front drain tube (C).


8.To remove a rear drain valve (A) from the body, remove these parts:

Tie a string to the top end of the rear drain tube (B), then pull back the trunk side trim panel and pull the drain tube down out of the pillar.



9.Install the frame and drain tube in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Before installing the frame, clear the drain tubes and drain valves using compressed air.
  • When installing, tie a string to the top end of the new drain tube and pull it up into the roof.
  • Check the frame seal.
  • Clean the surface of the frame.
  • When installing the frame, first attach the rear hooks into the body holes.
  • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly.
  • When connecting the drain tube, slide it over the frame nozzle at least 10 mm (0.39 in.).
  • Adjust the tube clip (A) on the drain tube (B) up or down so as not to interfere other interior pieces or body.


10.Check for water leaks. Let the water run freely from a hose without a nozzle. Do not use a high-pressure spray.