Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Sunroof unit assembly

Inspection and Adjustment

INSPECTION

Wind Deflector

Nissan Maxima. SUNROOF UNIT ASSEMBLY

  1. Open glass lid assembly fully.
  2. Visually check for proper installation, damaged/deteriorated components, or foreign objects within mechanism.

    Correct as required for smooth operation.

  3. Check for grease at the wind deflector arm (1) and pivot areas. If necessary, apply a sufficient amount of grease for non-binding operation.
    : Front

Nissan Maxima. SUNROOF UNIT ASSEMBLY

  1. Check that the wind deflector (1) moves freely within the sunroof unit assembly while manually pressing down and releasing. If a malfunction is detected, remove the sunroof unit assembly and visually inspect; refer to RF-158, "Removal and Installation". If damage is found, replace either wind deflector (1) or sunroof unit assembly as required.
    : Front

Link And Wire Assembly

NOTE: Before replacing a suspect part, make sure it is the source of noise being experienced.

  1. Check link to determine if coating film has peeled off excessively enough that substrate is visible. Check also to determine if link is the source of noise. Replace as necessary.
  2. Visually check to determine if a sufficient amount of grease has been applied to wire or rail groove. If not, add grease as required.
  3. Check wire for any damage or deterioration.

Weatherstrip

  1. Visually check weatherstrip for damage, deterioration, or deformation.
  • Open glass lid partially to inspect front edge of weatherstrip.
  • Tilt up glass lid fully to inspect sides and rear edge of weatherstrip.

If any area of the weatherstrip is found to be damaged, replace as required.

  1. Check for leakage around glass lid assembly.
  • Close glass lid assembly.
  • Pour water around surface to determine area of concern.
  • For gaps or misalignment, adjust glass lid to specifications. Refer to ADJUSTMENT in this section.
  • For damaged sealing surfaces, either replace glass lid weatherstrip, or repair the sealing panel.

ADJUSTMENT

CAUTION:

  • Always work with a helper.
  • Handle glass lid assembly with care to prevent damage.

NOTE:

  • For easier and more accurate installation, always mark each point before removal.
  • After any adjustment, check sunroof operation and glass lid assembly alignment.

Nissan Maxima. ADJUSTMENT

  1. Windshield
  2. Front sunroof glass
  3. Glass lid
  4. Roof side finisher
  5. Rear sunroof glass
  6. Rear window glass
  7.  0.0 (No clearance)
  8.  1.4 +- 0.45 (0.055 +- 0.018)
  9.  1.4 +- 0.45 (0.055 +- 0.018)
  10.  0.0 (No clearance)
  11.  5.5 +2.5/ -1.5 (0.217 +0.098/ -0.059)
  12.  0.0 (No clearance)

Nissan Maxima. ADJUSTMENT

  1. Open sunshade.
  2. Tilt glass lid up, then slide rearward to expose all the glass lid bolts.
  3. Loosen glass lid bolts (4 each on left and right sides), then fully close glass lid.
  4. Manually adjust glass lid from outside of vehicle so gaps A-A and B-B are within specifications. NOTE: Temporarily snug glass lid bolts to prevent movement between each adjustment.
  5. Tilt glass lid up and down several times using sunroof switch to check that it operates smoothly.
  6. Open glass lid up and tighten bolts to specification. NOTE: First tighten left front bolt, then right rear bolt on glass lid to prevent uneven torque while tightening remaining bolts.
  7. Perform initialization procedure to make sure the closing operation is accurate and synchronized properly.

    Refer to RF-76, "ADDITIONAL SERVICE WHEN REPLACING CONTROL UNIT : Special Repair Requirement".

  8. Perform water leak test.

Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. Exploded View

  1. Front sunroof glass
  2. Glass lid
  3. Sunshade carrier assembly
  4. Rear sunroof glass
  5. Wind deflector
  6. Inner blind
  7. Sunshade motor assembly
  8. Sunroof frame
  9. Front sunshade
  10. Sunroof motor assembly
  11. Roof side finisher
  12. Rear sunshade
    Front

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

CAUTION:

  • Before servicing, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least 3 minutes.
  • Always work with a helper.
  • When taking sunroof unit assembly out, use cloths to protect the seats and trim from damage.
  • Do not reuse the front or rear sunroof glass which has been removed once.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least 3 minutes. Refer to PG-67, "Removal and Installation (Battery)".
  2. Remove the headlining. Refer to INT-33, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the glass lid. Refer to RF-150, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Remove the wind deflector. Refer to RF-168, "Removal and Installation".
  5. Apply protective tape over the weather stripping seal.
  6. Remove the sunshade carrier assembly. Refer to RF-153, "Removal and Installation".
  7. Apply protective tape to the body surrounding the entire sunroof frame.
  8. Remove the front sunroof glass. Refer to RF-164, "Removal and Installation"
  9. Remove the roof side finishers. Refer to RF-162, "Removal and Installation".
  10. Remove the rear window glass. Refer to GW-14, "Removal and Installation".
  11. Remove the satellite antenna. Refer to AV-174, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Monochrome Display) AV-494, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Color Display W/O NAVI) or AV-665, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Color Display W/NAVI).
  12. Remove the rear sunroof glass. Refer to RF-166, "Removal and Installation".
  13. Disconnect the harness connectors from the sunroof motor assembly and sunshade motor assembly.
  14. Remove the front nuts (A), the rear nuts (B), and the rear bolts (C) from the dual panel sunroof.
  15. Cut adhesive.
  • Pass piano wire though the adhesive with a wire pierce.
  • Tie piano wire on both ends to assist in wire grip.
  • Pull piano wire with sawing motion to cut through adhesive, working around entire circumference.
  1. Using a helper, carefully lift each side and remove sunroof frame from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

WARNING:

  • Keep heat and open flames away as primers and adhesive are flammable.
  • The materials contained in the kit are harmful if swallowed, and may irritate skin and eyes. Do not let them contact the skin or eyes.
  • Use in an open, well ventilated location. Do not breathe the vapors. They may be harmful if inhaled.

    Move immediately to an area with fresh air if affected by vapor inhalation.

CAUTION: After installing the sunroof unit assembly and glass lid, perform the leak test and check that there is no air or water intrusion.

NOTE:

  • Use a genuine Nissan Urethane Adhesive Kit (if available) or an equivalent and follow the instructions furnished with it.
  • Inform the customer that the vehicle should remain stationary until the urethane adhesive has completely cured (approximately 24 hours). Curing time varies with temperature and humidity.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

  1. Using a knife or spatula, trim the adhesive (sealant) remaining on body down to approximately 2 mm thick (a) so that the contour becomes smooth.

CAUTION: If bonded area on body is scratched, be sure to repair it with a 2-component urethane. Do not use lacquer.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

  1. When installing new sunroof unit assembly frame, mount the roof frame dry (no adhesive) first onto the vehicle and paint mating marks on body and sunroof frame, then remove sunroof frame again.
  2. Thoroughly clean bonding area on sunroof frame and body with isopropyl alcohol or equivalent.
  3. Apply primer to the body and the sunroof frame (lower) surfaces.
  4. Apply adhesive along the entire circumference of the sunroof unit assembly frame contact area of body within the time specified in the instructions for the adhesive.
  • Open adhesive by cutting off the nozzle tip and set it in a sealant gun.
  • Form a continuous bead of adhesive resembling the measurements in applied thickness (A), and in applied width (B) on the body panel.

Adhesive applied thickness (A) : 13 +- 1 mm (0.51 in +- 0.039 in)
Adhesive applied width (B) : 8 +- 1 mm (0.31 +- 0.039 i

  1. Using a helper, position the sunroof unit assembly frame over the body, visually aligning the paint mating marks. Then, lower the studs at each corner through the body panel holes, carefully installing the sunroof unit assembly to the body.
  2. Press down lightly by hand only on the frame to expand the adhesive contact completely so that it resembles a compressed thickness (A), and a compressed width (B) between the sunroof unit assembly frame and the body.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

Adhesive compressed thickness (A) : 5 +2/-1 mm (0.20 +0.079/-0.039 in)
Adhesive compressed width (B) : Front edge 15 mm (0.59 in)
: Side edge 21 mm (0.83 in)
: Rear edge 15 mm (0.59 in

  1. Install and tighten the sunroof unit assembly nuts and bolts in the order shown within five minutes.
    : Front

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

Sunroof unit assembly nuts and bolts : 17 N?m (1.7kg-m, 13 ft-lb)

  1. Install the sunshade carrier assembly. Refer to RF-153, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Using a suitable tool, remove any adhesive overflow, or work into pocket voids so as to make the surface edge smooth.
  3. Install the rear sunroof glass. Refer to RF-166, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Install the rear window glass. Refer to GW-14, "Removal and Installation".
  5. Install the roof side finishers. Refer to RF-162, "Removal and Installation".
  6. Install the front sunroof glass. Refer to RF-164, "Removal and Installation".
  7. Connect the harness connectors to the sunroof motor assembly and sunshade motor assembly.
  8. Install the wind deflector. Refer to RF-168, "Removal and Installation".
  9. Install the glass lid. Refer to RF-150, "Removal and Installation".

    NOTE: After installation, carry out fitting adjustment. Refer to RF-76, "ADDITIONAL SERVICE WHEN REPLACING CONTROL UNIT : Special Repair Requirement".

  10. Install the satellite antenna. Refer to AV-174, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Monochrome Display) AV-494, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Color Display W/O NAVI) or AV-665, "Removal and Installation" (Bose W/Color Display W/NAVI).
  11. Install the headlining. Refer to INT-33, "Removal and Installation".
  12. Check for water leaks.

NOTE:

  • Perform the water leakage check more than 2 hours after sunroof unit assembly installation.
  • After glass lid fitting adjustment, carry out water leakage check by spreading water over entire roof surface.
  1. Remove the protective tape from the vehicle.
    Roof link assembly

    Roof finisher