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Old 07-19-2010, 10:41 PM   #5
cpatstone
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My Ride: 535xit, 325iT, 325ti
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Search realoem.com
realoem is my best friend. helps to memorize the vin last 7.
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...there may well be options...including my fix, which was $28 to fix what dealer wanted $1500 for...that was 15 years ago for my E36.Doug
- I like $28 fixes. link?
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Many diys here on fixing sunroofs,
- searched the first two pages of hits. link? better keyword than sunroof?
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realoem will show you parts explosion...
-- but that's the thing. I probably only need one stupid little clip, but I need to buy the entire friggin' sunroof cassette. Unless I get creative with some ABS and a milling machine?
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...but opening up sunroof isn't so bad at all...but very worthwhile!
-- good to know. I've read a DIY and it looks like a b*tch, and I wonder if I'll ever get the trim back on and fitting right. at least it'll be easier pulling the headliner out of a touring, ie straight out the hatch.

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You have options...but will need to study up is all.
-- trying. also trying not to spend $700+ when a zip tie fix is out there.

anyway, thanks for the info!

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If after inspecting the track system with a flashlight to make sure that there is nothing in them like broken parts, small sticks, or left over parts from the liner clips.
-- yeah, simple stuff first. been there, done that, but not recently and I should check it again.

I don't think it's a motor control issue, but duly noted and appreciated.

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If you start to hear things crack or break...yea, prolly good idea to stop!

OP, you can open up the roof pretty easily, I'm pretty sure, without getting into things too far...but you will not find anyone to fix this for you other than yourself or your dealer by installing a canister...virtually guarantee this.
-- yeah, but sometimes there's a common fix out there. Thought I'd ask.

edit: didn't see this before
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=737026
-- so I should pull the sunroof glass and get a better look at the rails.

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