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  1. 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
  2. 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