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Am I missing something, or when the moonroof is fully opened, do you have to push the close button once to get it to slide, then push it again to get it to tilt down to the completely closed position? Is there not a way to completely close it with one button or motion? Seems like a pretty basic and obvious function that should exist.
 

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Am I missing something, or when the moonroof is fully opened, do you have to push the close button once to get it to slide, then push it again to get it to tilt down to the completely closed position? Is there not a way to completely close it with one button or motion? Seems like a pretty basic and obvious function that should exist.
From the CT manual


Opens the moon roof


Push and hold “OPEN”. The moon roof
tilts up and then opens automatically.

Closes the moon roof

Push and hold “CLOSE”. The moon roof

closes automatically to the tilt up position.
Push and hold “CLOSE” again to
fully close the moon roof.



: Lightly press either of the moon roof
switches to stop the moon roof partway.

 

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Yup. It's a two step moonroof. Very poor design choice on Lexus' part. I also don't like how the roof doesn't go into the roof, but goes outside above it. I guess costcutting had to take place.
 

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I also don't like how the roof doesn't go into the roof, but goes outside above it. I guess costcutting had to take place.
I think it was more headroom than cost cutting.
 

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oOOo. Good point there. I didn't think of that. LOL. I guess being 5'3" has its perks.
 

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I guess I thought it was cheap because the Scion tc had it too.
 

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Matt the tc is a low sitting car also. I guess when your 6'2" you notice these little things. lol
 

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It's a FEATURE, not a problem. The idea, as on all Lexus cars, is that the first press, where it leaves the front down, and the back tilted up, is a way of providing draught free fresh air ventilation without opening the windows.
 

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It's a FEATURE, not a problem. The idea, as on all Lexus cars, is that the first press, where it leaves the front down, and the back tilted up, is a way of providing draught free fresh air ventilation without opening the windows.
It would be a feature if it were an option in addition to a one-button closing . That's how the 2006 Honda Civic I just traded in was. With one touch you could either close it all the way, or have it slide closed but remain tilted open. As is, poor design. Love the car, but really poor design on this one detail. Esp since in total there are four buttons to control the moonroof. With four buttons, not one can be dedicated to fully closing the thing?
 

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LOL. I can see how it could be a problem when you're closing the moonroof RIGHT before you enter a touchless car wash. If you don't remember to hit the button twice, water would end up in your cabin. YIKES.
 

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Noticed this on the test drive, I was gonna ask the same question. It would have been smart that it closed back into tilt position with press of the button, but holding it would take it from fully open to closed.
 

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I also noticed something else the other day, The tilt and open/close buttons on some models are placed on the center console to the right of the remote touch (below mode selector). Is this a European thing or something?
 

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I got a sunroof not closed message as I started my car yesterday, and I had pressed the close button a second time. Gotta make sure to double check... (Luckily it was in the garage)
 

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I already complained to Lexus Customer Satisfaction about this, but they played the "feature" card.

The left button says "Open/Close" not "Open/Close most of the way". Close is close.

IMHO the "feature" they should've implemented is, if the sunroof is open & you push the "Tilt" button, the roof goes to tilt position. "Close" ought to close it.
 

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I already complained to Lexus Customer Satisfaction about this, but they played the "feature" card.

The left button says "Open/Close" not "Open/Close most of the way". Close is close.

IMHO the "feature" they should've implemented is, if the sunroof is open & you push the "Tilt" button, the roof goes to tilt position. "Close" ought to close it.
I call it Lexus logic...

And for the life of me, I still don't understand why the foot well lights stay on while you're driving at night.:confused:
 

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Matt: I have great respect for your posts. However, on the subject of the sunroof, I thought that it opened over the roof so as not to cause any encroachment on headroom in the back seats. Regards from Oz.
 

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I call it Lexus logic...

And for the life of me, I still don't understand why the foot well lights stay on while you're driving at night.:confused:
That's part of the ambient lighting system. I actually like that feature, but I agree you should be able to disable it if you don't want it.
 

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On the topic, I wish the sunroof controls were lighted. I always have a hard time finding the one I want at night.
 
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