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Subaru Outback: Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

Subaru Outback (BR) 2010-2015 Service Manual / Body / Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

General Description

A: COMPONENT

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Glass lid
  2. Weather strip
  3. Lid cover
  4. Sunshade
  5. Drain tube
  6. Motor ASSY
  7. Frame ASSY
  8. Deflector
  9. Drain plate
  10. Stopper rubber
  11. Link ASSY
  12. Lid bracket

Tightening torque: N*m (kgf-m, ft-lb)
T1: 4.5 (0.46, 3.3)
T2: 6.0 (0.61, 4.4)

B: CAUTION

C: PREPARATION TOOL

1. GENERAL TOOL

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

Relay and Fuse

A: LOCATION

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

NOTE: For other related fuses, refer to the wiring diagram. <Ref. to WI-15, Power Supply Circuit.>

B: INSPECTION

1. CHECK FUSE.

1) Remove the fuse and check visually.

2) If the fuse is blown out, replace the fuse.

Sunroof Control System

A: WIRING DIAGRAM

Refer to "Sunroof Control System" in the wiring diagram. <Ref. to WI-247, WIRING DIAGRAM, Sunroof Control System.>

B: INSPECTION

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

C: OPERATION

1. INITIALIZE OPERATION

NOTE: When initialize operation is performed, it is necessary to press the switch repeatedly as it operates for only at the moment when the switch is pressed, even when the switch is held down.

1) Press the slide switch to close the glass lid completely.

2) Press the slide switch again and tilt up the glass lid to lock.

3) Press the slide switch for more than 0.3 seconds.

4) Initialize operation is completed.

D: NOTE

For operation procedures of each component of the sunroof control system, refer to the respective section.

Glass Lid

A: REMOVAL

1) Completely close the glass lid, and then open the sunshade.

2) Disconnect the claws and then remove the lid cover.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

3) Remove the bolts, then remove the glass lid.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the glass lid.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: Refer to "COMPONENT" of "General Description". <Ref. to SR-2, COMPONENT, General Description.>

C: ADJUSTMENT

Adjust the height of the glass lid and roof panel.

Difference in height between weather strip and roof panel L: 0+-1.0 mm (0+-0.04 in)

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Roof panel
  2. Weather strip

D: FORCED DRIVE

If the glass lid does not operate or the sunroof motor is not supplied with power, move the glass lid using the hexagon wrench.

Width across flat 5 mm (0.20 in)

CAUTION: After a forced operation, make sure to perform an initialize operation. <Ref. to SR-5, INITIALIZE OPERATION, OPERATION, Sunroof Control System.>

1) Remove the spot map light. <Ref. to LI-62, REMOVAL, Spot Map Light.>

2) Insert the hexagon wrench securely until it touches the motor shaft edge.

3) Turn the hexagon wrench, and move the glass lid.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the adjacent parts with the rod end when moving the glass lid with the hexagon wrench.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

Sunroof Assembly

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION: When removing the clip, use great care not to damage the roof trim.

1) Remove the glass lid.

  1. Completely close the glass lid, and then open the sunshade.
  2. Disconnect the claws and then remove the lid cover.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the bolts, then remove the glass lid.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the glass lid.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

2) Remove the roof trim. <Ref. to EI-131, REMOVAL, Roof Trim.>

3) Disconnect the sunroof motor connector.

4) Remove the frame assembly.

  1. Remove the drain tube.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the bolts and then remove the sunroof bracket.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the bolts, then remove the frame assembly.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION: Be careful not to snag the harness.

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: Refer to "COMPONENT" of "General Description". <Ref. to SR-2, COMPONENT, General Description.>

NOTE:

Length A: 15 mm (0.59 in) or more

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

C: DISASSEMBLY

1) Remove the bolts and then remove the sunroof motor.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

2) Remove the stopper rubber and pull out the sunshade from sunroof frame.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

3) Remove the sunroof cable assembly.

  1. Remove the screw and remove the drain holder.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the screw and pull out the sunroof cable assembly from the frame roof assembly.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

D: ASSEMBLY

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Sunroof Motor

A: REMOVAL

1) Completely close the glass lid.

2) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

3) Remove the overhead console.

  1. Push and open the rear end of the overhead console lid, and remove the screws.
  2. Remove the clips and pull out the overhead console to disconnect the connectors.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

4) Remove the sunroof motor assembly.

  1. Disconnect the connector.
  2. Remove the bolts and remove the sunroof motor assembly.

CAUTION: When removing the motor assembly, secure the cable wires so that it does not move.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION: When installing the motor assembly, be careful not to move the sunroof cable.

1) Align the lid bracket and link assembly in the same position.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Front
  2. Lid bracket
  3. Link ASSY
  4. 8.9 mm (0.35 in)

2) Install the sunroof motor assembly.

3) Install the spot map light, and connect the ground cable to the battery.

4) Perform the initialize operation. <Ref. to SR-5, INITIALIZE OPERATION, OPERATION, Sunroof Control System.>

5) Check the operation of sunroof with following table below.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

C: INSPECTION

Check the auto-reverse mechanism.

CAUTION: Do not place objects in the way to check the auto-reverse mechanism.

1) Open the glass lid.

2) Forcefully push the glass lid in the opening direction while auto-closing, to check whether the window auto-reverse mechanism functions.

NOTE:

Sunroof Switch

A: REMOVAL

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the overhead console.

  1. Push and open the rear end of the overhead console lid, and remove the screws.
  2. Remove the clips and pull out the overhead console to disconnect the connectors.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

3) Release the claws and remove the sunroof switch from the overhead console.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Sunroof switch (tilt)
  2. Sunroof switch (slide)

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

C: INSPECTION

1) Remove the overhead console.

2) Check the resistance between sunroof switch terminals.

Preparation tool: Circuit tester

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

3) Replace the sunroof switch if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

Sunshade

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION: When removing the clip, use great care not to damage the roof trim.

1) Remove the glass lid.

  1. Completely close the glass lid, and then open the sunshade.
  2. Disconnect the claws and then remove the lid cover.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the bolts, then remove the glass lid.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the glass lid.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

2) Remove the roof trim. <Ref. to EI-131, REMOVAL, Roof Trim.>

3) Disconnect the sunroof motor connector.

4) Remove the frame assembly.

  1. Remove the drain tube.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the bolts and then remove the sunroof bracket.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

  1. Remove the bolts, then remove the frame assembly.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

5) Remove the stopper rubber and pull out the sunshade from sunroof frame.

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: Refer to "COMPONENT" of "General Description". <Ref. to SR-2, COMPONENT, General Description.>

C: INSPECTION

1. CHECK FOR MOVING LOAD OF SUNSHADE

1) Attach a spring scale to sunshade edge using a cloth.

2) Pull the spring scale to check the moving load of the sunshade.

Moving load of sunshade: 14+-6 N (1.43 kgf, 3.1 lbf+-0.61 kgf, 1.3 lbf)

Subaru Outback. Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof)

NOTE: Moving load is larger at the beginning of pulling a spring scale, so take a spring scale reading while sunshade sliding smoothly.

3) If the inspection result exceeds the standard value, check if the installation to sunshade or frame assembly is sufficient, and replace if necessary.

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