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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-18-2005, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On my e30, 1986 bmw I can open the sunroof by taking a allin rinch and turning it. when you try to open the sunroof with the switch it tries to open but does notin, the switch is working but some part is not working up inside the motor. Any ideas on what it could be? Let me know if anyone has the answer.
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either the motor or the cables get locked up sometimes
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if its the motor, fine I can replace it, if its the cables or whatever you said, how do I check those?
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On my e30, 1986 bmw I can open the sunroof by taking a allin rinch and turning it. when you try to open the sunroof with the switch it tries to open but does notin, the switch is working but some part is not working up inside the motor. Any ideas on what it could be? Let me know if anyone has the answer.
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Not to familar with the sunroof mech but (and not trying to be a smartass either) would not turning the allen key, turn the pulley which the cable is attached to and thus open the roof? If so then the only fault could be the motor, motor can fail if not used very often. Remove the motor and bench test it by suppling it with 12 vdc and see if it turns. if it does then load down the motor by placing resistance against the crank. if the motor ceases to turn you have a faulty motor, if not then your cables should be lubricated.
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