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e21 316
02-07-2007, 03:33 AM
my e21 has a broken sunroof mechanism.
does anyone know any tips that would assist me it getting it working again?
the handle just spins loosely and it is in its closed position,but has dropped slightly at the back just enough to let an annoying amount of water in.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks.

DominguesE30
02-07-2007, 03:40 AM
how does the e21 drive? I know its off topic but yea.

e21 316
02-07-2007, 09:38 AM
she's an absolute gem.
my friend got it off ebay for 100,didnt spend a penny on it for 2 years,then gave it to another friend,12000 miles later and she's just gone in for a service...! she needs new rear shocks,cv joints,radiator and some bits and pieces,but other than that im proud as hell!
ok,she isnt exactly a show winner,but she flys like spitfire.
or messerschmitt is probably more appropriate...


but i need to fix my sunroof!

e21 316
02-08-2007, 02:55 PM
man,a forum full of bmw lovers,and no one knows how to fix my sunroof??

JSpira
02-12-2007, 06:10 PM
my e21 has a broken sunroof mechanism.
does anyone know any tips that would assist me it getting it working again?
the handle just spins loosely and it is in its closed position,but has dropped slightly at the back just enough to let an annoying amount of water in.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
Without looking at the mechanism, it is hard to guess what is worn or no longer connected. I would recommend taking it to a workshop.

JSpira
02-12-2007, 06:11 PM
how does the e21 drive? I know its off topic but yea.
My 2nd E21 was an amazing autocross car if that answers your question.

mljacob97
02-13-2007, 12:02 PM
hit up www.bmw320i.com - it's a lot more active than this forum, and it's all e21's. Use the search feature, I guarantee you'll find it.

dillwad
02-20-2007, 12:57 PM
well it sounds like the gear box and or sun roof cable is bad
remove the sun roof gear box and see if the gears is broke or loose then look up where you removed the gear box and see if the sun roof cables look good or have flat spots on them.