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Old 05-21-2003, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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in my 92 325i, you can vent the sunroof but thats all it does, it doesnt open any more than that...what could cause this?
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it could be the problem that lotsa people have with the moonroof not closing...or is that just in e46s?
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and what would that problem be?
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i believe the sunroof button didnt "reset" (electronically), and you had to hold it in one direction for a while, like it would get stuck open...it doesnt seem like thats the problem in your case....though maybe it could be since it only tilts up...?
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i don't have any problems with mine.

have you tried looking at the motor?
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i don't have any problems with mine.

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i cant remember if it was e46 or 36, but his motor seems to work fine becuase it tilts, id say its the switch
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i don't have any problems with mine.

have you tried looking at the motor?
i cant remember if it was e46 or 36, but his motor seems to work fine becuase it tilts, id say its the switch [/b][/quote]
you could be right.
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i don't have any problems with mine.

have you tried looking at the motor?

i cant remember if it was e46 or 36, but his motor seems to work fine becuase it tilts, id say its the switch
you could be right. [/b][/quote]
i usually am! :lol:
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i don't have any problems with mine.

have you tried looking at the motor?

i cant remember if it was e46 or 36, but his motor seems to work fine becuase it tilts, id say its the switch

you could be right.
i usually am! :lol: [/b][/quote]
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i don't have any problems with mine.

have you tried looking at the motor?

i cant remember if it was e46 or 36, but his motor seems to work fine becuase it tilts, id say its the switch

you could be right.

i usually am! :lol:
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getting back on topic....when some of our e36s owners get on, ims ure they can help you!
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thanks for the help guys, i will try to hold it down some if not could there be any cables in there broke? is there even any cables in there??
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thanks for the help guys, i will try to hold it down some if not could there be any cables in there broke? is there even any cables in there??
yea, pull the panel down, and check the connections....
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mine vents and slightly opens
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in my 92 325i, you can vent the sunroof but thats all it does, it doesnt open any more than that...what could cause this?
At least yours semi-works. I haven't used my sunroof for 3 years!
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in my 92 325i, you can vent the sunroof but thats all it does, it doesnt open any more than that...what could cause this?
At least yours semi-works. I haven't used my sunroof for 3 years! [/b][/quote]
so i guess we can conclude this is a normal thing?
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