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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 134,275
Posted By rick.gill
document on fixing faulty BMW sunroof

Here is the instructions to modify and fix the BMW X3/5 sunroof. This disables the back section, but the sunroof works normally other than that, and who cares about the back seat passengers anyway :)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 215,265
Posted By rick.gill
I had the same issue on my 2005 X3. The problem...

I had the same issue on my 2005 X3. The problem is the transfer case oil. It is IMPERATIVE that the oil used is the special BMW oil, sold by BMW, for the transfer case. Mechanics, even sometimes the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 134,275
Posted By rick.gill
The fix is elsewhere on this site, I thought I...

The fix is elsewhere on this site, I thought I had a copy but I can try harder to find if you can't find it here. Basically you trim off the two triangular bits at the rear of the sunroof - these get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,577
Posted By rick.gill
fixed mine with the repair tip, cut off the...

fixed mine with the repair tip, cut off the offending broken bit as per pdf. reset and works great- except rear roof stays fixed but who cares
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 134,275
Posted By rick.gill
highly recommend the quick fix, described...

highly recommend the quick fix, described elsewhere in the forum. Half an hour total job, with the dremel, trim off the offending broken plastic stops, reset the sunroof and good as new except the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 215,265
Posted By rick.gill
had the shudder when taking off from stopped, and...

had the shudder when taking off from stopped, and low speed on my 05 x3. Getting worse so took it to my mechanic as required a full service and tune. long story, but changed all the fluids, inc...
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