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Anyone here ever install their own sunroof? I have a 99 dakota and would like to put one in. There are kits available for new ones that run $500-700. I thought maybe I could get one from a dakota or durango in the junk yard that has one as a cheaper alternative. Any thoughts or experience with this?
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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 3.9, 5-speed manual
Location: Near Orlando, Florida
Yes I have installed sunroofs, but never in a Dakota. I would not get a used one, it would very likely have a very bad leak problem. Best bet is to find a truck accesooies shop or independent car audio/accessories store that would have a better price, or maybe just have it installed. If you have the roof console with the computer and all that, a sunroof won't be compatible. If you don't have the console, you will still have to either relocate or lose the dome light.
Never be afraid of anything smaller than you.
We had one installed in our 99 ford f250 I think it was about 1,000 for the dealer to do it. Personally I would have a pro install it you def dont want a hole that big leaking. Its possible to install yourself but you will need to be very careful.
if you go to webasto.com, they should be able to find a roofer in your area. depending on the type of sunroof you want will depend on the dollars you spend. i charge dealers $799 for a top sliding electric roof and $1100 for an internal sliding roof. remember you get what you payfor. a lap full of water is not worth the $300 you saved on a cheap roof
when going in the ditch, some say "oh crap" and some say"hold my beer and watch this" 239000 miles and running; complete interior color change(went to black&blue suede); 10in overhead dvd; multimedia headunit; ; remote start/push to start ignition.