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Old March 16th, 2006, 07:56   #1
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Default How far does your sunroof open?

Maybe you guys can save me a trip to the dealer.

Could I get some measurements for the sunroof opening from folks? It finally was warm enough to open mine, here in PA and it did not open near as much as the 96 Passat. I get exactly 10 inches from the front of the glass to the rear edge of the forward trim.

Secondly, when open at highway speed, it sounds as though the space shuttle is taking off overhead. If I shut it down slightly things get much quieter.

Anyone out there care to comment?
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:05   #2
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I noticed that if I just turn the knob to the stop, it opens most of the way (probably close to what you are measuring)--and the wind noise picks up a little. If you turn the knob just that little bit further (thought it was gonna break at first), it will open the rest of the way; but you better have the rear windows open, or the "bass drum" effect will attempt to implode your head.

When I bought mine, I asked about the sunroof wind deflectors shown in DriverGear, but was told that they will not be out for the 06 model until later this year
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:06   #3
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It should open ALL the way, as in NO glass. To get it to open all the way, you need to turn the dial past the last 'notch', it will feel spring loaded, and the dial will return to the last notch when you let it go.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:13   #4
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Ya learn something new everyday. I guess I am done for today. It is probably in the owner's manual too.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:33   #5
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Wow, you guys are fast. Thanks for the info!

Is that what I'm gonna need, a wind deflector? I'd really rather not. Sorta like the streamline look of the windshield to roof line. What are the options?
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:34   #6
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Also make sure you are using outside air thru the ventilation system( switch NOT set on RECIRCULATE). Increase the fan speed and it will blow air right up thru the sunroof so no air comes in. Mine has an air leak thru the driver's door. Check to se if your's does too. It comes in right at elbow level.
Air WILL come in with ithe SR opened all the way once you get above like 40mph however......will give you the "wooooompah" effect
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:37   #7
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Since you folks are on the topic, what does your sun roof (SR) look like when it is in the closed position? Mine isn't flush with the roofline when closed. The back of the SR is actually about 1/16th inch above the roofline and the front of the SR is slightly below the roofline. Is there an adjustment? Somewhere in VAG-Com perhaps?

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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:43   #8
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I'm thinking our's is flush. I know the Beetle's and the Passat's were anyway...........for sure.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:31   #9
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Mine is flush when closed.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:40   #10
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Isn't there a wind deflector that pops up when you slide the glass back? Dad's 04 Passat has one... it's spring loaded, just pops up when the glass isnt holding it down.

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Old March 16th, 2006, 11:58   #11
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There should be a little, black wind screen that pops up.
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A little black wind screen that I would like to rip out.
That thing vibrates like hell at speed. (its not the air pressure 'buffetting' sound) and I can stop it if I put my hand on it with a little pressure. I assume everyone elses is the same way.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 13:13   #13
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Sounds like the dealer gets to fix yours. The one in the Passat doesn't vibrate at all... the spring pushing it up is rather strong.

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Old March 16th, 2006, 15:09   #14
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Once again I'm totally impressesed with the TDI Club membership...


I just drove home with a FULLY OPEN SUNROOF. I never caught that in the manual, the salesdude never showed it to me but I found it HERE...
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Once again I'm totally impressesed with the TDI Club membership...


I just drove home with a FULLY OPEN SUNROOF. I never caught that in the manual, the salesdude never showed it to me but I found it HERE...
Half of the "salesdude" don't know any specifics about the car. I ask some question to the sales man, and he either made up something or had on clue what the answerer was.
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