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Nissan Rogue Service Manual: Moonroof unit assembly



  1. Open glass lid 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.


Wind deflector

  1. Check that the wind deflector (1) moves freely within the moonroof unit assembly while manually pressing down and releasing.

    If a malfunction is detected, remove the moonroof unit assembly and visually inspect. If damage is found, replace either wind deflector (1) or moonroof unit assembly as required. Refer to RF-63, "Removal and Installation" (WIND DEFLECTOR) or RF- 59, "Removal and Installation" (MOONROOF UNIT ASSEMBLY).


Wind deflector


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. If any damage is found, replace moonroof unit assembly.

    Refer to RF-59, "Removal and Installation"


  1.  Visually check weatherstrip for damage, deterioration, or deformation.
  1.  Check for leaks around glass lid.


Drain hoses

  1. Front pillar
  2.  Moonroof unit assembly
  3. Rear pillar
  4.  Rear drain hoses (LH/RH)
  5. Front drain hoses (LH/RH)
  6. Remove the headlining. Refer toINT-30, "Removal and Installation".
  7.  From the inside front pillar (3) visually check drain hoses (1) for:

Drain hoses

  1. Pour water through drain hoses to determine watertight performance.

    If damaged or leaking portions in any drain hose is found, replace entire drain hose as necessary.

  2.  From the inside of the rear quarter panel (1) visually check drain hoses (2) for damage, pinching, cracks, or deterioration.
  3.  Check for proper connection at moonroof unit assembly (3) and drain hose (2) and for proper routing along the rear inner quarter panel (1).


Drain hoses





  1. Roof panel
  2.  Weatherstrip
  3.  Glass lid/panoramic roof glass



Gap adjustment (Front and Rear)

  1.  Open sunshade (1).

    : Front

  2.  Tilt glass lid up, then release side trim cover (2) on each side and set aside.

    NOTE: LH side shown; RH similar.

  3.  Loosen glass lid bolts (A) (two each on LH and RH side), then tilt glass lid down.
  4.  Manually adjust glass lid from outside of vehicle until gaps A-A and C-C are within specification.

    NOTE: Temporarily loosely tighten glass lid bolts to prevent movement between each adjustment.

  5.  Tilt glass lid up and down several times using moonroof switch to check that it operates smoothly.

Gap adjustment

  1. Tilt glass lid up and tighten bolts.

    NOTE: First tighten left front bolt, then right rear bolt on glass lid to prevent uneven torque while tightening remaining bolts.

  2.  Attach side trim covers (LH/RH), then tilt glass lid down.

Gap Adjustment (Sides)

The moonroof unit assembly is mounted on locator pins and adjustment from side to side cannot be performed.

Surface Height Adjustment

  1.  Tilt glass lid up and down several times using moonroof switch to check that it operates smoothly.
  2.  Check height difference between roof surface and glass lid surface, then compare to specifications.
  3.  If necessary, adjust height difference by using the following procedure.

NOTE: If necessary, shims may be added between moonroof unit assembly and roof to increase adjustment range. Refer to RF-49, "Removal and Installation". Temporarily loosely tighten moonroof unit assembly bolts to prevent movement between each adjustment.

Exploded View

Exploded View

  1. Panoramic roof glass
  2. Glass lid
  3. Side trim covers (LH/RH)
  4.  Front drain hose (LH/RH)
  5. Moonroof motor assembly
  6. Sunshade motor assembly
  7.  Moonroof front bracket (LH/RH)
  8. Moonroof rear bracket (LH/RH)
  9. Rear drain hose (LH/RH)
  10.  Moonroof unit assembly
  11.  Rear trim covers (LH/RH)


Removal and Installation



  1.  Remove headlining. Refer to INT-30, "Removal and Installation".
  2.  Disconnect drain hoses (front/rear) from moonroof unit assembly. Refer to RF-55, "Inspection".
  3.  Disconnect harness connectors from moonroof motor assembly and sunshade motor assembly.
  4. Remove nuts, then using a helper carefully lift each side and remove moonroof unit assembly out back of vehicle.

WARNING: Bodily injury may occur if moonroof unit assembly is not supported properly when removing.


Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION: After installing the moonroof unit assembly, perform the leak test and check that there is no air or water intrusion. Refer to RF-55, "Inspection".

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