View Full Version : 85 Sunroof help

02-13-2011, 09:27 PM
Hey, I just bought an 85 4 dr accord, and it has a spring sticking out on the sunroof. I dont know if its the stock sunroof or not, but it is hanging down coming from the from on the passenger side. The sunroof still opens, I just dont want the wire the get caught in the roof and the sunroof not close or something. I will take a picture of it tomorrow during the day, but I was trying to see if anyone had any ideas?

02-14-2011, 12:34 AM
The SEi is the only 85 Accord that came with a sunroof, so if it's not an SEi, you've got something aftermarket. We will definitely need pics for this one I think. :)

Also, :welcome:

02-14-2011, 06:31 AM
Yes pictures would be good.
on my SEI i see no springs or wires anywhere on the passenger side.

02-14-2011, 10:22 AM
I see another member who should come to the Seattle/Portland meet!

02-14-2011, 04:16 PM
Well I tried to post pics but I cant since I dont have enough posts yet... I will post them as soon as I can.

02-14-2011, 08:03 PM
Can you just link them to us instead? This 5 post thing sucks...

02-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Just whore this thread a bit.

02-14-2011, 09:07 PM
Here are a few pics, sorry they turned out sorta dark you get the idea. Ill try to take some better ones when its sunny. Does anyone know how to find out what kind of sunroof it is so i could look up info on it?


Heres a picture of the car itself


02-14-2011, 09:15 PM
that doesn't look oem... im thinking its aftermarket. at least it doesn't look like any factory one ive seen

car looks like it will turn out nice with a bit of work though

02-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Thanks, Ya I figured it wasnt oem since its not an se-i, it tries to open and close but it acts like its stuck on something right when it tries to go back. The spring tries to coil or expand so Im guessing it just came undone from something? Also the insurance company said its an lx but I thought the lx had power windows and locks?

02-15-2011, 12:00 AM
Definitely aftermarket... Yeah the LX had power windows and locks and A/C and power steering. Man where has that thing been sitting? :-o

02-15-2011, 02:22 AM
yeah wow that thing needs a bath bad.

have you tried to see where the spring goes to.

did someone try to clean the drain holes and it got stuff it almost looks like a drain snake. just a thought

02-15-2011, 07:07 AM
Ya I need to wash it, its been sitting out by some trees. It actually was worse cause it was covered in pine needles. I will try messing with it today, but the spring moves when I try to open or close it and it has grease on it so I think its supposed to be there.

02-15-2011, 12:43 PM
It seems like maybe it's a return spring that should ride up the side track and attach to the structure on the glass somehow to help it return. I bet there's one on the other side that you could look at to see how it's hooked up...