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Isuzu Axiom Sunroof Problems

ritaoritao Posts: 5
edited March 2014 in Isuzu
I have a 2003 Axiom 46000 miles 7 mts out of warr on their 3 year. The sunroof will not close, and the dealership says I need replace the whole unit. cost of $1400 labor cost another $1000. I've had no luck finding a wreck or after market part. I asked the dealership if the cables could be cut and just close the sunroof permanent. But I was told the cable keep the sunroof closed. Has anyone else had this problem, and how did you solve it. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


  • k2rmk2rm Posts: 205
    How is it not closing? I had trouble with mine closing except for the last 1/2 inch. I looked into it and found that a little guide piece on the driver side had become loose and fell below the slide. I screwed it back in and it then worked fine after that.
  • ritaoritao Posts: 5
    When I press the button nothing happened.. the garage tells the cables are all bound up. And the only way to fix it, is to replace the whole unit! I took it to another garage and he said the samething. So far, have not been able to find an after market part or a wrecked one. It makes a terrible noise because it is not closed all the way plus I can't have it out in the rain or snow because it will leak. If you have any suggestions ..I would welcome any! Thanks :confuse:
  • k2rmk2rm Posts: 205
    Sorry to hear about your problem. It is different from what I had. You may just have to replace the sunroof.

    For used parts, try:

    Here you can look for specific used parts. After placing an inquiry, wrecking yards around the country will see if they have the part and get back to you with a quote. It works well and I have often found hard to get parts this way.

    For a new sunroof, there is a dealership that often lists on ebay isuzu parts at 30% a discount. Just do a search for "isuzu axiom" and you will find his ad. I bought new ISC shocks from him about 4 months ago and he shipped them very fast.

    I have a shop manual CD, I will see if the job looks very difficult. It may not be too hard once the headliner is pulled off.

    Good luck!
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