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  1. Yeah, its out Getting the sunroof away from the roof of the car was easy - getting it out of the car was the hard part. I resorted to removing the passenger seat and taking it out the rear door - simple when you know how, but finding the right way took time and lots of attempts at different ways.
  2. Hi I'm new to the IS world as well with the purchase of my IS20 last September and have come to really enjoy its handling and how flexible it is to customizing. I'm in the Albion Park area so hit me up if you ever want to chat or swap ideas about these cars. I currently have two IS200's now - bought one as a spares car but its too good to pull apart so I'm either going to re-register it and sell it or build it up as something special. I have a manual gearbox almost ready to swap into it cause I hate auto's. Cheers Mick
  3. I need to remove the sunroof the the car so I can look at repairing it. How the f&*k do you extract it (and the headlining) from the car? Try as I may, I just cant figure out how to get it out of the car. There obviously is a trick to it. Thanks
  4. Hi all I picked up a 2000 model is200 recently that has a sunroof that is not working. When I press either the tilt or open button you can hear the motor start and then it stops with no movement of the glass at all. I have checked the 30A sunroof fuse and its OK, and the 10A ECU-IG fuse is also fine. I believe there is power to the motor just fine. If I do this while the car is on but not running I can see the dash lights briefly dim slightly when the motor starts - so it kinda looks like the motor wants to work but is jamming up or its just normal and the motor is hitting a limits switch or something - either way, to me it indicates that a decent amount of current is being drawn as opposed to just some control circuit energizing. I pulled the motor out and checked the brushes and gearing. There was a bit of dirt there and while the motor spins freely, the gear that mates into the roof mechanism was a little rusty and very dry. Cleaned it all up and re-installed it all with the exact same results. Were do I go now - can anyone recommend some further checks to do? I have seen a few comments around that talk about initializing the ECU that runs the roof, but that seems to start from the tilt open position - and I can;t get to that position yet so I think that initialization is not the issue yet. Do these sunroofs have a habit of jamming up in the mech - do I need to pull the roof apart now and lub it all up and make sure its moving or is there some other simpler check/step I can do. Thanks everyone Mick
  5. Hi All I have just taken possession of my IS200. It came with forged wheels, 17x9 +35 at the front and 17x9 +40 on the rear. The front had 215/45 and the rear had 225/45 - which were stretched onto the rim -a look I don't like. I put 245/40 on the rear and moved the 225 to the front. The problem I have now is that the rears hang out a long way, rub the guards and prevent the car from being lowered (standard height still). I need to find new wheels but I want the existing tyres to fit as they still have a lot of life left in them (rears are five days old). What rims will work with these tyre sizes - 17x10 with a smaller/larger offset, but what offset? Thanks Mick