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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
How about a video, to cover the ole' "picture is...

How about a video, to cover the ole' "picture is worth a 1000 words" mantra? Sounds like you must be a tech, given you've done so many of these.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-27-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
Excellent, that said maybe you can shed some...

Excellent, that said maybe you can shed some light on the alignment of the front carrier with the tab and the rear glass carrier with the channel in terms of the pressure exerted on the tab when...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
Hey bigugly - have you dug into the roof before?...

Hey bigugly - have you dug into the roof before? Just wondering.....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
By the front motor underneath the console that...

By the front motor underneath the console that houses the overhead light, sunroof switch, etc.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
I buy all of my parts from BMA in California -...

I buy all of my parts from BMA in California - talk to Patrick and tell him Sean from Kansas City told you to call.....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
Yeah, you're going to have to remove the...

Yeah, you're going to have to remove the headliner and cassette to do the sunshade repairs -so you might as well repair it all at once. BTW, the torx bits on the rear head airbags are T-27, which are...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
This is actually the part you need if you are...

This is actually the part you need if you are doing the sunshades, 54107198619. The repair kit you posted will have you replacing the "Rear Glass Mechanism", which might not be bad, but doesn't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
This piece from Group 9 via the online realoem...

This piece from Group 9 via the online realoem link http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=FA13&mospid=47745&btnr=54_0323&hg=54&fg=05
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is the one that connects to the front sunshade....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
The front panel is the one that is driven by the...

The front panel is the one that is driven by the rear motor. The trailing panel is hooked to the front one via 2 small tabs that are attached to the "vent screen"
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Perhaps the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
Can you post a shot of the parts in question, and...

Can you post a shot of the parts in question, and I can tell you what they are? I also posted a bunch of stuff on Xoutpost under the title "Panoramic Sunroof Deconstruct" that might also give some...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By salbol1
ah don't be scared by that. If you're a DYI'er...

ah don't be scared by that. If you're a DYI'er you can do the work and buy your parts from a good place like BMA. The one thing I'd say to look at for functioning is the sunroof of the car -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
I'm in the middle of the pano repair - and based...

I'm in the middle of the pano repair - and based on what I've learned I'd budget 3 days to work on this. Here's some scoop on your concern, and some other general problems I've seen.

The 2...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,260
Posted By salbol1
Still need help?

I'm working on the pano roof right now - are you still looking for help?
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-05-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By salbol1
Working on Panoramic Sunroof

Hello All -

Have been on bimmerboard and Xoutpost, as well as Roadfly with e32's, e38's and now an e53 as well. Have taken on a big project and doing the pano sunroof repair "the full monty", as...
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