For those without warranty coverage, like me!
For anyone who this happens to there is now a quick fix you can do to get your roof closed and if your warranty has expired (like mine) you can do this and avoid a vary costly repair, $1,700 at my local crooks..ummm I mine Chevy dealer
At first you'll be looking at something like this,
a vary small clip breaks and the windscreen frame pops up on one side making it impossible to close. If you carefully hold it back down how it goes you can hold it there and close your roof but you need to hold it while the roof closes and move your fingers just before they get smooshed.
Now you can take it to the dealer or fix it yourself at your convenience.
To remove the windscreen and have a fully functional sunroof again, carefully open the sunroof keeping your hands over where the windscreen pops up, this is to hold the windscreen down so it does not pop up and cause any more damage to anything. Once open slowly let the windscreen up, the spring will probably pop a bit but that’s okay. Now all you need a phillips screw driver and about 5 minutes.
Loosen these screws on both sides ( the broken side first). When you unscrew the non broken side the little spring is going to flip up so don’t be scared it didn’t break.
Now that the screws are out push down on the bottom bar where the windscreen material wraps around and slide it towards the opening of the sunroof and let it rest there.
Now to unclip the windscreen frame from the unbroken side stand the windscreen up and backwards a little like this
Use a little pressure while moving it and it will vary easily slide out of the clip and your done!
Then you’re left with the windscreen (that usually isn’t broke) so hold on to it or sell it do whatever you want with it.
Before you go haulin a$$ down the highway feelin’ good that you’ve fixed this issue
, you need to get one of these
and install it or the wind will come in and blow out your ear drums and could possibly damage the headliner if it goes inside of it.
Now sit back and smile because you just saved yourself a bunch of hard earned cash.
Jim & Michelle, Proud owners of FIJI
06 Daytona Blue HHR 2LT
Born/Built Date: July Sixth Two Thousand and Five
Completed mods: Side VentVisors, Tinted Headlights, DVD Headrests, Smoothies Lock Knobs, 3 Bar Grille, Flamed Emblems, Flamed Air Intake and Fuse Box Cover, Portholes on Hood, Pinstripe, All Blue L.E.Ds Inside, Shaved Rear Wiper, Flowmaster muffler and Gen 1 Goldlines!