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#1 Wallace

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

My 2003 C8 has spung a leak which means water dripping through the front courtesy light area. I've read about poor fitting sunroof's even before a bought this car 18mths ago, but thought I might be lucky. Seems not.

Has anyone else experienced this and how did you manage to get it resolved?

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#2 chevette

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:19 AM

My 2003 C8 has spung a leak which means water dripping through the front courtesy light area. I've read about poor fitting sunroof's even before a bought this car 18mths ago, but thought I might be lucky. Seems not.

Has anyone else experienced this and how did you manage to get it resolved?

Many Thanks


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#3 Yazbulls

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:00 PM

My 2003 C8 has spung a leak which means water dripping through the front courtesy light area. I've read about poor fitting sunroof's even before a bought this car 18mths ago, but thought I might be lucky. Seems not.

Has anyone else experienced this and how did you manage to get it resolved?

Many Thanks


Yup, we got drenched driving through France when the car was just a year old. On our return the dealer looked at it, no idea what they did but it was supposed to be okay. Some months later it leaked again, they replaced the 'seals' on all three, (I presume the rubber around the edges). Some months later, we got drenched again. Took it to a different dealer. They ran a hose over it for a whole day, it didn't leak, gave it back to us. To be fair, it would go, weeks, sometimes months between each drenching....seemed to depend on the direction of the wind (I am not joking!!!!). Next time it did it at two years old, we took it back again. They stripped the entire roof lining and eventually found the fault....or at least so we thought, until another year later.

What they found a year ago was that what I can only describe as a metallic, almost tin foil like, strip that I believe is glued onto the underside of the sunroof support frame assembly which had a crease, and had clearly been like that from manufacture. It was enough to let the water in, but only if it built up for long enough in just the right place. Then, turn a corner and whoosh!!!! To get the new strip, they apparently had to replace the whole assembly at a cost of around £1000. Even though there was no way of causing such 'damage' ourselves, Citroen UK were reluctunt to pay for it and the dealer had to fight for it, and eventually won....If out of warranty I wonder if a £3 tube of mastic would do the same job?! Now the leak is back, its going in again, and we can only assume that it will be a similar fault on a different sunroof, and as it is technically now out of warranty, I guess there could be some fireworks!!!!!
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:46 AM

Hello,
i recently joined this forum.
I had a similar leak on my C8 rear sunroof.
Water would leak out of the roof liner, around the rear sunroof, the centre console lights, above the winscreen and behind the rear seats was always wet.
Eventually i noticed that the rear sunroof was not closing properly. From outside it looked closed.
There are 2 black plastic runners on the side of the sunroof, into which the drive mechanism forces small wheels to pull the sunroof shut. One of the runners was broken and so the sunroof wheel was not going down, and i am only talking about mm of movement.
I went to the dealer, he wanted to sell me a complete sunroof. I told him i only wanted a runner and suprisingly the runners are the only separate part of the sunroof that you can purchase. I bought 2, they come in pairs - £7. Fitting was clip out , clip in, with the sunroof open. i only replaced the damaged runner, still got a spare for the other side.Then the test, it worked, brilliant, the roof closed properly, played a hose on it for 20 mins, no water, and no wet car since i did it, must be well over a year now. I could have spent £1000 + fitting to replace the sunroof, luckily i didn't. If you still have a leaking sunroof, this might be your answer.

Willander




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