Last post on Sep 29, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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Buick LaCrosse, Sedan
#6 of 15 Re: Water leak from cabin interior roof light [lacrossesoaked]
Mar 24, 2010 (3:34 pm)
I am wondering if your instructions are for a car equipped with or without a power sunroof. I am asking because I followed your directions but once I removed the plastic covers and then the 2 screws, I could not remove the plastic housing. It did come loose where I removed the screws, but not the other end. It seemed to be connected to the sunroof button somehow but couldn't see how to remove. I didn't want to break it off. Can not see what is holding this on. This is why I ask if you had a power sunroof. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong as I need to fix this leak.
Thank you very much.
#7 of 15 Re: Water leak from cabin interior roof light [lwrobel]
Mar 24, 2010 (5:48 pm)
Yes, I do have a power sunroof. I did not have a problem in removing the plastic housing once I had removed the two screws.
#8 of 15 Re: Water leak from cabin interior roof light [lacrossesoaked]
Mar 25, 2010 (7:33 am)
Thank you so much for your quick reply. Do you have any insight you can add. As stated when I removed the 2 screws, that end of the housing easily came loose but the other end where the power sunroof button is was attached very tightly. When I tried to gently remove it by pulling that end, it did not want to budge and I don't want to break anything. Do you know if it is snapped or clipped in by the power button end. In other words, if I use some gentle force, will it snap off? I don't want to make matters worse. Any additional advice, details or experience you can add would be greatly appreciated. !!! THANK YOU
#9 of 15 Re: Water leak from cabin interior roof light [lwrobel]
Mar 25, 2010 (9:31 am)
What I know for sure is: when I removed the two screws, all I did was apply alternating pressure on each end of the panel; wiggle while pulling down; and it came free.
I suspect the power button is connected to the panel by wires with a clip. I kind of remember that after I removed the panel, it just was suspended, probably hanging by the wires to the power button, while I did my inspection/repair.
I do remember that once I had those two screws out, the rest was EASY so it could not have involved anything technical.
Let me know how it turns out for you.
#10 of 15 Re: Water leak from cabin interior roof light [lacrossesoaked]
Mar 29, 2010 (8:07 am)
THANK YOU!!! I think I fixed the problem. It poured last night and no leaks!!! Thanks for your instructions-had I not found this I probably would have paid a mechanic a couple of hundred dollars to fix something pretty simple. ))
#11 of 15 Re: Water leak from cabin interior roof light [lwrobel]
Mar 29, 2010 (8:21 am)
Excellent!! My next DIY adventure on my LaCrosse is to figure out to remove a portion of the dashboard so that I can get to some irritating rattles in the area of the vents. Has to be as easy as the cabin light thing. Like you, I hate paying $200-300 for what is probably an easy fix. Let it rain !
#12 of 15 GPLN
Mar 30, 2010 (7:31 pm)
How do I remove the (interior) dome (twin) reading light lenses (on a 2005 Grand Prix) without breaking the lenses? Thanks anyone.
#13 of 15 Re: GPLN [gpln]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:32 pm)
Take a small screwdriver and place it on the side of the lens near the outside of the car. Gently pry each lens out in this manner. Once you get the one end loose, the other end has 2 plastic clips that allow the lens to pivot when pushed. pull the whole lens assembly gently toward the outside of the car.
#14 of 15 Re: GPLN [isptech]
Sep 29, 2010 (9:47 am)
So it is the clear plastic lens that actually covers the light bulbs that you have to remove first? You take a small screwdriver and on the front (area toward and nearest the windshield) you pry gently to remove each clear plastic lens? Then you pull the entire assembly (not just the clear plastic lens) toward the front of the car and it will come lose?
Does anyone have pics of the process?
Sep 29, 2010 (9:57 am)
All I know is what I posted on Message #3 of this thread. Instructions were for my 2005 LaCrosse.