Jamming roof blind
My friend has a problem with the sunroof blind on his 2011 Citroën C5 estate. This blind comes in four sections: the front section pushes into the second section, which then pushes into the third and so on. The electrics work fine (they’re only connected to the front section). The problem arises when trying to close the blind – the front section moves OK, but the second section jumps up as it tries to pull it and the front carries on. Citroën are quoting a wallet-busting £2000 to repair it! Maurice Brewin
As it has a four-section roof blind, I am assuming the vehicle is a C5 X7 with the panoramic roof. From the sound of the problem, I would suspect that one of the drive track clips may have broken.
Removing the roof blinds is quite a complex job and involves first detaching the headlining. The shade blinds then need to be extracted one at a time by unclipping the retaining springs. Citroën recommend that all the retaining springs should be replaced, which means that all four panels have to come out. The panels need to be removed one at a time by lining the drive track clips with the recess to take them out.
The quote of £2000 does seem excessive. It may pay to search locally for a vehicle upholstery specialist who can carry out a cheaper repair.