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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?.. in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; It was under 95 degrees for once tonight, so I decided to open the sunroff..and BANG. One of the wind ...
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    sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    It was under 95 degrees for once tonight, so I decided to open the sunroff..and BANG. One of the wind deflector's metal arms busted off where it connects to the guide rails..I thought the damn thing had shattered. I was barely able to push the deflector down and get it to close before it rained. Needless to say, it "rattles" like hell now as it is in 2 pieces, but still inside the assembly.

    since this is all "motor" driven do you think gmpp major guard will cover it, or should I try to find one of these and repair myself (if that is even possible).?

    I have a few other very minor issues I could take it in for, but I was avoiding it until something really bad happened. I really hate going to the dealer. 99% of the time, it is not a positive experience. BUT, I paid good money for a so far useless warranty.

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    Call your service manager to ask what they think. They have way more say then we do.

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    I'm about to cancel mine. I feel like the only thing they would cover is the drivetrain and that ain't gonna happen with a blower and cam in it.

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    my front plastic thing broke on one side the other day too... bout to break it off and say Fck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoJersey05V View Post
    my front plastic thing broke on one side the other day too... bout to break it off and say Fck it.
    lol yeah i may do that too before its all over.. in reading old threads i learned it is supposedly designed to mitigate wind buffeting. im teeing up a 'can u fix it' list email for my service writer so we'll see if it is worth a visit.

    bigron you are right i just thought someone may have had this issue more recently... and justin, i thought about nixing my gmpp too but i can see the 2 grand getting gobbled up in one nasty repair or two so im leavin it be..its peace of mind for now until i have maggie cash

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    Mine was replaced under warranty for the same issue; A whole new sunroof assy was required

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    Quote Originally Posted by MescalVto View Post
    Mine was replaced under warranty for the same issue; A whole new sunroof assy was required
    i would have said keep the sunroof and fill it with a CF panel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MescalVto View Post
    Mine was replaced under warranty for the same issue; A whole new sunroof assy was required
    factory or gmpp?


    in hindsight i wish id searched out a sunroofless v but i think those are harder to find than with it

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    Hey,

    Better way late then never maybe. Sorry I missed that but, at the time it was replaced under my original factory warranty.

    NOW - the damn thing just broke again!! out of warranty and wondering what to do? what did you end up doing?
    considering the break it off anf F__k it but, might miss the wind deflection . . . ?

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    broke mine last year, still haven't replaced it. i got the p/n 88892603 replaced by p/n 15942603. several on-line parts places around $150-170. going to try and repair it first see how that goes.

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    This is interesting, I'd never heard of this before. I really like driving with my roof open (sometimes at continuous speeds of 100 mph+) has anyone done anything to reinforce this thing so it doesn't break, or is this uncommon enough that I shouldn't worry about it?

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    Does anyone have a picture of what this is referring to? I did not see any such item on my '04 and just curious about what it is/looks like.

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    BUMP!!!
    I need to bump this older post as I am seeking this part as mine has broken one of the arms.

    This is the actual part name/number:
    GM Performance 15942603 DEFLECTOR ASM-SUN RF AIR Cadillac CTS

    Can anyone point me to a place/person where I can find a good price for a replacement (even dealers on the forum)?
    It has been a long time since I have been back here and I cannot remember the name(s) of my old parts contacts.

    Thanks gang!

    \m/

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    Same issue thanks for the part number was thinking if worse came to worse drill two holes through what's left of plastic and erector set splint it.

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    Re: sunroof wind brake/deflector arm broke.will gmpp mg fix?..

    Mine broke when I took it in for PDR for hail damage repair. Mother!#%&($^'s traveling cross country and the shop (Lefler's) refused to fix it and I didn't pursue it because I'm an idiot. it broke on the driver's side where it meets the metal part, unfortunately it took about 1" of the metal with it. I removed the other side of the plastic deflector from it and have been driving without it ever since ~ 2 years. The roof liner is held up with magnets so I had to get a stronger magnet to combat the increased windflow through the cabin.

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