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#1 (permalink) Old 06-07-2005, 12:06 PM
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Having difficulty with sunroof -- When I operate, it does move, but stops sometimes (motor continues to run). I hear a clicking like noise (like a plastic piece keeps spinning and hitting somthing). Also, the headliner area in the front part of the car is being pushed down -- hard enough to push out the visor lights (broke driver's side buld and holder), and I can no loger keep sunroof console cover on as that area is being pushed down as well. Roof can still tilt up but no longer slides back. I took roof off and it does not look like any of the track pieces are broken. Any ideas? ('96 318ti)
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http://www.bimmerdiy.com/diy/e36sunroof

http://www.fastlanebmw.com/sunroof/tilt.htm

"..there is also a way to open and close the sunroof manually in emergencies. you pop off the top cover where the button is to open it, it's in you owners manual." (taken from another thread)

Sounds like your snroof motor may have moved as well... Check the first link.

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Originally posted by e36surge@Jun 7 2005, 11:59 AM
http://www.bimmerdiy.com/diy/e36sunroof

http://www.fastlanebmw.com/sunroof/tilt.htm

"..there is also a way to open and close the sunroof manually in emergencies. you pop off the top cover where the button is to open it, it's in you owners manual." (taken from another thread)

Sounds like your snroof motor may have moved as well... Check the first link.
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Thanks, surge. I've looked at both those sites before, and I actually ordered the parts, but the lifters and other plastic parts look fine upon close inspection -- a little hard to move, so I greased the rails a little. My problem seems to be related to the wire housings/tubes (?) attached to the motor. They've seem to have moved? After removing the headliner, it seems like those "tubes" are what's pushing the headliner down. Not sure if the gear wire inside has been over-twisted.
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mine just started giving me trouble.. it pops up... it closes... but it wont slide open ?
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