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Below is a sketch of a typical power moonroof unit.
This module is hidden between the headliner and the roofskin of your vehicle.
Knowing how it operates takes the mystery out of the sunroof installation process.
The glass panel is mounted on the sunroof tracks with 2 cables attatched in the rear.
When the electric motor pulls the cables, the glass panel slides back.
When the motor pushes the cables, the panel slides forward, stops, then tilts in the rear.
Water management theory.
Note: (This principal applies to tilt and slide inbuilt sunroofs worldwide)!
When the glass is all the way forward and in it's "home position", the rubber gasket's primary
function is to eliminate noise, and shed most of the rainwater.
Any water that seeps past the rubber gasket is captured into the drain channels, and funneled
into one or more of the 4 drain hoses that are leading through through the bottom of the vehicle.
Below is a Power moonroof module as recieved from Webasto, completly assembled and functioning.
Shown here is the interior support, motor, cables, drain channels and clear plastic drain hoses.
Also seen is the black sliding sunshade will be covered with fabric to match the interior of the vehicle.
This Webasto Air one module is installed on the assembly line as a factory sunroof by
General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda and more, (see brochure).
Listed below are some recent interior photo's of Webasto air-one installed in different vehicles,
more will be added as they become available.