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I have a 2016 Renegade Limited. When I push the button to open the sky roof it doesn't open. There is still the noise it normally makes when opening but nothing happens. I have never had any issues with the sky roof before. Any suggestions?
 

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What were the previous conditions like over the last 7 days?

Wind and sand driving into your sky roof? Were you just lazy and never lubricated the sky roof? A genuine fault has occurred?

I can generate many scenarios to replicate your issues but only you can assist by informing us all what your sun-roof was like prior to your fault.

Please dont think I am being overly attentive but I always believe that the more information that is available then the quicker and easier it may be to find you a resolution to your issue. :D:D:D
 

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So the weather conditions here have been normal. I live in Pennsylvania so no sand or anything like that. I haven't been driving it much due to the stay at home orders.

I have never lubricated the sky roof. I didn't know that was needed or required.

I have taken the front panel off and on multiple times thinking something wasn't lined up properly but I keep getting the same result. It makes the noise but nothing happens.

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You could have your clips broken that connect the sunroof panel frame to the motorized guides. I had this issue on one side. You can verify that by removing the sunroof panel frame with a few screws.

You need to take out the front MySky roof panel. Then, there’s two screws you need to remove, one on each side, that hold down the wind buffer. Then, remove the 4 screws, 2 on each side, that hold the frame to the brackets. These are on the forward end of the frame.

Now manipulate the frame up and out of the way. It’ll still be hinged at the back, but you can work around that. From there, you got a view of the mechanism and can begin diagnosing the issue. If it is that piece that broke, I do have a solution, but I’ll only tell you if you verify that’s what’s wrong because I don’t wanna waste your time ;)

Good luck sir
 

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You could have your clips broken that connect the sunroof panel frame to the motorized guides. I had this issue on one side. You can verify that by removing the sunroof panel frame with a few screws.

You need to take out the front MySky roof panel. Then, there’s two screws you need to remove, one on each side, that hold down the wind buffer. Then, remove the 4 screws, 2 on each side, that hold the frame to the brackets. These are on the forward end of the frame.

Now manipulate the frame up and out of the way. It’ll still be hinged at the back, but you can work around that. From there, you got a view of the mechanism and can begin diagnosing the issue. If it is that piece that broke, I do have a solution, but I’ll only tell you if you verify that’s what’s wrong because I don’t wanna waste your time ;)

Good luck sir
I have this issue. Both clips have snapped and unfortunately I was only able to find one of the broken pieces which I have just tried gorilla gluing back together. Currently waiting 24 hours for it to cure. Picture is attached. What is your solution Jeepatron?
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I have this issue. Both clips have snapped and unfortunately I was only able to find one of the broken pieces which I have just tried gorilla gluing back together. Currently waiting 24 hours for it to cure. Picture is attached. What is your solution Jeepatron? View attachment 2396348683
Thank heavens that’s what happened. Don’t worry about not finding the broken bracket piece, you’re not gonna need it. I tried many different things to fix it, glue was never one of the ones that worked. It always broke off. I finally found a solution though. I used JB Weld PlasticWeld to morph around the back of it. It holds up great and proud to say it works.
 

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Thank you so much! I went to the local hardware store looking for JB Weld original after watching a bunch of stuff on epoxy but they didn't have it in stock. I will try another store tomorrow if not I will order online.
 

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All the stores I visited had different versions for metal and wood but not plastic. You might have luck finding some though. Good luck Notmarc!
 

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I just did what you said and it was the clip that broke off like in the guys picture above. I have the piece because it fell out 2 days ago and I was wondering where it came from.

Jeepatron - what is your solution to fix for this and how do I do it exactly?

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I just did what you said and it was the clip that broke off like in the guys picture above. I have the piece because it fell out 2 days ago and I was wondering where it came from.

Jeepatron - what is your solution to fix for this and how do I do it exactly?

Thanks!
I used JB Weld PlasticWeld to connect the broken bracket to the motorized post. It’s basically a putty that solidifies very well with plastics. It holds up great. I put a link to it above.

Unfortuatley, they don’t sell the part individually. I did plenty of research and visited many dealerships and the only way to get that single, $5 piece, is to purchase the entire MySky roof, which was a $4500 estimate. It wasn’t worth it to me. I wish they sold that piece alone because it seems to be the weak point and breaks on many Renegades with MySkys.

Good luck on your fix! If you get that JB Weld stuff, let me know and I’ll give you a step by step tutorial on how I applied and formed it.
 

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I’ll post a tutorial on this thread tomorrow. It’s not all that complicated, you just wanna make sure you get it done right. Hope you get that little sucker working!
 

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I’ll post a tutorial on this thread tomorrow. It’s not all that complicated, you just wanna make sure you get it done right. Hope you get that little sucker working!
I just received the JB weld putty. Would you mind posting tutorial? Instructions say it’s best to sand/file area to be glued but not sure how I would be able to do that in this case
 

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I just received the JB weld putty. Would you mind posting tutorial? Instructions say it’s best to sand/file area to be glued but not sure how I would be able to do that in this case
Wow, that sure came faster than mine!

I’m currently not home right now, so I don’t have access to my tools to get pictures. I’m going to try my best to explain it without pictures, but I can still post some later if you want.

You’ll want to remove the sunroof frame to expose the mechanism as you have already done. You then want to move the motorized posts so they sit within the broken clip. You then want to scuff up the posts to let the putty get a good grip.

Now, you’re ready to apply the putty. Open the container and take off a small, but considerate chunk and knead it thoroughly. When applying, try not to get the putty on anything else but the broken clip and motorized post. Do not get putty on the tracks or guides. I found it’s easiest to use some playing cards as a “divider” or “mold” to keep the putty where you want it. You’ll want to apply the putty to the top of the clip and on the back side where the motorized post sits in. Do not go over the sides.

This is all too complicated to follow with just text, so if you’re willing to wait a little bit I can have a tutorial with pics to go along with.
 

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Sanding and filing the surface area can be readily achieved. Take a small nail file that a female (then again :unsure::p) might use for her nails and use that.

A better way is to use a couple of dabs of superglue around a very small screwdriver or similar item and then run a small strip of medium grit sandpaper around the screwdriver. Once bonded you now have a circular sander to get into the smaller crevices.

You may be fortunate and own a small Dremmel type crafting tool which will prove invaluable for cutting out and sanding any parts of your hardened filler to recreate the exact shape that you require.

I once used a similar substance to recreate a new screwtop of my very small petrol tank on an extremely small outboard.

The world is your oyster when imagining what different tools you can use to sculpt the correct shape. (y)(y)(y)

I have just noticed what could be 2 additional cracks. Hopefully I am wrong 😢

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Wow, that sure came faster than mine!

I’m currently not home right now, so I don’t have access to my tools to get pictures. I’m going to try my best to explain it without pictures, but I can still post some later if you want.

You’ll want to remove the sunroof frame to expose the mechanism as you have already done. You then want to move the motorized posts so they sit within the broken clip. You then want to scuff up the posts to let the putty get a good grip.

Now, you’re ready to apply the putty. Open the container and take off a small, but considerate chunk and knead it thoroughly. When applying, try not to get the putty on anything else but the broken clip and motorized post. Do not get putty on the tracks or guides. I found it’s easiest to use some playing cards as a “divider” or “mold” to keep the putty where you want it. You’ll want to apply the putty to the top of the clip and on the back side where the motorized post sits in. Do not go over the sides.

This is all too complicated to follow with just text, so if you’re willing to wait a little bit I can have a tutorial with pics to go along with.
That all makes sense to me. Can you post a picture of yours with the putty so I know about how it should look. Also how long will it need to cure before I can try operating it?
 

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That all makes sense to me. Can you post a picture of yours with the putty so I know about how it should look. Also how long will it need to cure before I can try operating it?
Working on getting photos now. I think it only takes a few hours to cure fully too.
 
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