How do you manually close the sunroof in a Toyota Camry?

What steps do I need to take to manually close the sunroof in my Toyota Camry? I taped a trash bag over the top for now—but that’s not a long-term solution.

Closing the sunroof in your Toyota Camry can be a little tricky at first, but try not to worry! It’s easy enough once you’ve had a little practice. Follow these instructions to manually close the sunroof in your Toyota Camry:
  • Start by removing the sunglasses holder by taking out the clips at each corner and along the front edge.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove all the trim holding the headliner in place in the front of your car.
  • Then, unscrew the clothes hooks, handles, mirror, and other accessories attached to the roof of your car in the front.
  • Unclip the fasteners along with the windshield that hold the headliner in place.
  • Carefully pull down the front of the headliner with your hands.
  • At this point, you should be able to remove the sunroof motor and pull the glass forward manually.
However, if your sunroof is tilted up, you’ll need to talk to a professional about getting it adjusted. This is because the cables require a motor to move them up and down. If you bring your car to a mechanic, they should be able to tilt your sunroof back down and disable the system for you.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 23, 2021

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