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Old 10-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sun roof problems on my 3 Series 2002 E46.
the inside slide of the sunroof doesn't close anymore, the sunroof itself still works and closes. I opened the sunroof all the way and I heard a bit of a harsh noise when the inside slide fully retracted, when I closed the sunroof, the slide only came out about a quarter of the way out of the retracted position.
Has anybody any suggestions what the problem could be and how to fix it, it appears something might be unhooked.
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Its possibe the sunroof slipped off the track. It is fixable, but the motor for the sunroof must be removed first. Inspect the gears and tracks for damage.
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Is the slide you're talking about on the side of the sunroof or the front? Cause my sunroofs doing the same thing, but sometimes it doesn't shut all the way and its some piece that pops out when the roofs initially opened up. All I did was tighten two screws on each side and it fixed it temporarily.

So now what I do is just close it and if it gets stuck, open it about an eighth of an inch, and then close it all the way.
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Its possibe the sunroof slipped off the track. It is fixable, but the motor for the sunroof must be removed first. Inspect the gears and tracks for damage.
thank you for the reply, I thought it might be something like that. I have organised a panel beater friend to have a look at it next week. I will keep everybody posted on the outcome.
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Is the slide you're talking about on the side of the sunroof or the front? Cause my sunroofs doing the same thing, but sometimes it doesn't shut all the way and its some piece that pops out when the roofs initially opened up. All I did was tighten two screws on each side and it fixed it temporarily.

So now what I do is just close it and if it gets stuck, open it about an eighth of an inch, and then close it all the way.
thanks for the pointers, it is the actual slide underneath on the inside of the sunroof which blocks out the daylight, the actual sunroof works fine
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thanks for the pointers, it is the actual slide underneath on the inside of the sunroof which blocks out the daylight, the actual sunroof works fine
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Yea, figured it was something completely different. Lol. Glad to help.
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thanks for the pointers, it is the actual slide underneath on the inside of the sunroof which blocks out the daylight, the actual sunroof works fine
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Do you have a glass moonroof? I believe the sunroof assembly will have to be removed to replace this.
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