780 Sunroof question

Discussion in 'Volvo 780' started by Per Mathisen, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Per Mathisen

    Per Mathisen Guest

    Does the -88 780 have sunroof with tilt and slide, or just slide?
    I was testing the roof on a 780 the other day, and the roof would not tilt,
    only slide. Could there be something wrong with the mecanism?

    My dad had a -85 740 some years ago and I remember that the roof could be
    tilted for ventilation and be slided back.
    Strange if a much more luxury car like the 780 has only sliding roof.

    Per Mathisen
    Norway
     
    Per Mathisen, Jan 11, 2006
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  2. You should have the same sunroof as a 760 which is tilt and slide. Check
    wiring to switch and connections between switch and sunroof. Let us know
    what results you obtain as it is possible that one of the limit switches in
    the roof actuator is playing up. Also make sure that the actuator's earth
    connection is secure (under the cover for the actuator where manual handle
    would be if manually operated).

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
     
    Peter K L Milnes, Jan 12, 2006
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  3. Yep you are right.....the 780 has only the sliding glass moonroof. I
    read an old review of the 780 when it was first on the market and the
    reviewer claimed the moonroof on the 780 looked like a cheap patch on
    an expensive suit. I guess he felt it did not do the car justice.


    CTV
     
    Cartrivision1, Jan 12, 2006
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  4. That roof is not a glass one. First Volvo with glass tilt 'n' slide was 1994
    960 followed by 1995 940.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
     
    Peter K L Milnes, Jan 13, 2006
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  5. Per Mathisen

    Mike F Guest

    All our 780s in North America had glass sunroofs right from the start of
    production, 1987. As noted by someone else, it was slide only though.
    The other 700 series cars had slide and tilt steel sunroofs.

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    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jan 13, 2006
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  6. Thanks for that info Mike, seems none of the European ones had glass. I have
    a few in UK on my register, but they don't seem to have sunroofs even. Mind
    you I haven't seen the one near to me yet as it has only just been restored.
    The Dutch gentleman who comes over to our Main BKVs every year hasn't got
    one on his either.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
     
    Peter K L Milnes, Jan 14, 2006
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  7. Per Mathisen

    Per Mathisen Guest

    Thanks for all the reply.
    The roof is fine, then, since the 780 only have sliding roof :-(

    But Peter, you are wrong.
    The 780 I was testing the roof on, definitaly had the glass roof (Norway).
    And the ones I have seen for sale in Scandinavia, all has glass roof.

    Per Mathisen
     
    Per Mathisen, Jan 14, 2006
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  8. Fine, another hole in my information has now been plugged, thankyou Per. I
    would rather know than inadvertantly give out duff gen.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
     
    Peter K L Milnes, Jan 15, 2006
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