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Volvo 850 sunroof doesn't close

The button does not always work to engage the motor of the sunroof. I especially noticed it when the car's hot (Parked in the sun) so assumed it was a fuse problem, but then read the owners manual for the fuse location and saw that this is a fuse that rarely needs replacing. My roof opened on Friday, but has refused to close all weekend; when I press the button, nothing happens, not even noise from the motor. Is there any manual crank? 1994 Volvo 850. I have the owner's manual and the Haynes repair kit, but don't see anything about manually closing it

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On the early V70, the sun roof refuses to operate if the alarm battery is flat. Weird ... yes but that fixed it on mine.

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i think it might be the open and close buttom has something wrong or the motor of the sunroof it is better that it is seen by a specialist

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