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Sunroof Install?

does anyone know if a stock sunroof assembly, harness and headliner can be installed in a car that didn't come with one from the factory? Obviously, cutting the roof would be required and for that I'd take it somewhere.

I had my headliner out when I put in my XM antenna and homelink remote. there is a roof support in the dome lamp area but I'm not sure where the support is located in sunroof equipped models

I have seen the sunroof assembly. It looks like there is a support on the frame.

just curious.
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does anyone know if a stock sunroof assembly, harness and headliner can be installed in a car that didn't come with one from the factory? Obviously, cutting the roof would be required and for that I'd take it somewhere.

I had my headliner out when I put in my XM antenna and homelink remote. there is a roof support in the dome lamp area but I'm not sure where the support is located in sunroof equipped models

I have seen the sunroof assembly. It looks like there is a support on the frame.

just curious.
I was always told the frame is very different in the roof between the two and installing one hurts the integrity of your frame. Plus leaks are almost a guarantee for a non factory roof. So I just upgraded cars to get one. lol

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I was always told the frame is very different in the roof between the two and installing one hurts the integrity of your frame. Plus leaks are almost a guarantee for a non factory roof. So I just upgraded cars to get one. lol
I want one but not bad enough to take on a car payment again. Plus, I'm a little attached to my car. I've got plans for this one. I want to keep it a while.


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You can do it. People do it all the time. Most dealership s have a shop they go to when the customer wants a new option. Had one put in my escort when I bought it new. Never leaked and I had that for 6 years.
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Im trying to do the same thing. I can't find a roof for it though, I'm gonna just chop the top off of one and put it on mine, thinking about dropping it an inch or so also.
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it's going to get expensive quick.


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Many locals have used these guys.

One guy has had a TKSR for ten~ years. No leaks at all.

Little bit of a drive from Indiana though...just depends on how bad you want a sunroof I guess...I'd source out someone local. I'm sure someone closer to you does the same thing, professionally.

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For that kind of money, I'll just wait until my next car! To the guy above, I have seen complete roofs for sale on car-part dot com for $150. The real money would come into play at the body shop. Not to mention a different headliner, etc...


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