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Old 02-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Sunroof problem solution

My sunroof had a problem.. It won't close, it would go on a closed position then it automatic opens and stay open on itself

The vehicle is 325i 2004 sedan

Tips will be appreciated!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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You should get inside the car and lube up all of the rails with WD40 and see if it works better then. In my case thats all it was. It gets to a point where its too tough to close due to the lack of lubrication.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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^ thanks for the tip

Will try this out and see what happens
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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Good luck. Let us know how it works out for ya.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Thats why I never open mine afraid it will get stuck lol
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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Hehe. On my last 330 mine used to crack and pop and sounded like it was going to explode when I would open it sometimes. Never actually broke though and once I relubed with wd40 it was fine again for like another year or 2.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Thats why I never open mine afraid it will get stuck lol
Lol same here, well the guys said add lube
So that's what I'm going for
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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You should get inside the car and lube up all of the rails with WD40 and see if it works better then. In my case thats all it was. It gets to a point where its too tough to close due to the lack of lubrication.

Where do they sale wd40 lube?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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Where do they sale wd40 lube?
Ok ok, here goes I'm first to it. Next to the condoms.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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Now all jokes aside advanced auto has it http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/CarParts/brand_WD-40
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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Lube is the 1st step to try out, but I would not use WD40 in here, I would recommend clean out all the old grease and dirt on all rails and tracks and re lube it with light grease or synthetic grease.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:55 PM   #12
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Whatever. Wd40 works just fine. Done it, did it , good to go.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #13
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Real grease will last longer, wd40 probably only works for a year or two at most. The sunroof glass comes out with only 6 screws if you want to make sure you don't get grease on it. Follow step 1 here.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 AM   #14
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Lube is the 1st step to try out, but I would not use WD40 in here, I would recommend clean out all the old grease and dirt on all rails and tracks and re lube it with light grease or synthetic grease.

Definitely, will try this out when I have the time
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:50 AM   #15
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WD40 is not grease. It is a solvent and corrosion inhibitor. Go to autozone and tell them you need grease for your sunroof. They will help you find something more appropriate.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:10 AM   #16
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WD40 is not grease. It is a solvent and corrosion inhibitor. Go to autozone and tell them you need grease for your sunroof. They will help you find something more appropriate.
Thank you sir! Will work on it sooon.. It's spring babay!!
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Never said grease wouldn't last longer. But MOST people already have WD40. I certainly wasn't expecting him to ask where the hell to buy it. Coulda swore everyone on the planet knew what WD40 is and where to buy.

That being said if you have to buy something you might as well buy both. Grease WILL last longer but I think you will find it will also be harder to get into the tight spots/grooves of the sunroof rails compared to just spraying WD40 in there and getting everything soaked and lubricated well. And honestly, if all it takes if a few sprays every couple years, whats the big deal. Takes all of a few seconds to do.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #18
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i called the auto zone techs today! and they are willing to grease my sunroof for me! Hope itll be a great job ^^
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:51 PM   #19
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It is a very easy job, but since the Auto Zone techs will grease it for you, you can also ask them to check the sunroof thoroughly if they know how, and if possible watch closely what they're doing so that you can learn from them and next time comes around you can DIY.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:58 PM   #20
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It is a very easy job, but since the Auto Zone techs will grease it for you, you can also ask them to check the sunroof thoroughly if they know how, and if possible watch closely what they're doing so that you can learn from them and next time comes around you can DIY.
Copy That Sir ^
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