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Old 07-24-2009, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e36 sunroof- does nothing at all

an e36,i have searched several threads about the sunroof in these models and like everything else about them and their owners the same problem doesnt always have the same solution so i am here to see if anyone can help me, when i press the sunroof button the motor starts and almost immediately i hear the relay cutting out, it doesnt even get slightly openned, so have taken off the light cover and the sunroof motor cover, taken out the relay tried a new one and the same thing is happening, have also tried the hex key to open the sunroof, stuck solid, have even pushed the button while getting someone to put a bit of weight on the sunroof to see if that would help unstick it but still nothing. would anyone be able to tell me how to get in to the mechanism of the sunroof to see if anything in there has failed.i have also taken the motor out to see if all is working as it should there and it seems to be, any help would be appreciated , thanks
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any help at all would be greatful guys, please, thanks, even to know what i need to do to take the whole mechanism out to see whats wrong with it would be good
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This seems like it should help.......I was going to suggest that you remove the sunroof's motor.....as they do in this link:


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johnnybayonne, thanks very much for that, thats exactly what i need, your a gentleman, will let you know when i get started and finished hopefully as to how it goes
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