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Old 05-08-2012, 09:02 AM
Maxman Maxman is offline
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Location: Hudson, Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Mein Auto: 2005 X5
Originally Posted by sunny43.5 View Post
Hi all from down under , I have spent 30 years plus working with sunroofs and only recently did I figure out how to solve the malady of the X5 sunroofs being stuck open . DO not spend the ridiculous money that dealers and the like want to rob you of , the fix that I have discovered is so simple it that I am surprised it hasn,t been disclosed before . First thing to point out here is that the repair will render the rear part of your sunroof totally inoperable , what I mean is that you can still use your shades and slide the front glass open and tilt the front glass but the rear will remain permanently closed . Obviously if there is any other problems with your roof other than the rear stuck open this will not help. As a newby on this forum I will not disclose the fix in public if you wish to find out please feel free to contact me and send me your email so I can send the photos and details . The fix can be done by any one with some simple home tools and believe it or not takes no more than five minutes to do . Howard
So, this "German Engineering" wonder has been malfunctioning since roughly 2000. GREAT! It just cost me $2500 to replace the whole assembly. Took my 2005 X5 3.0 to the Stealer and they wanted $3800.00cle. My Indy thought he could do it for about $800. No such luck. I use the roof and shade, so I wanted both to function.... Mine was the same scenario. The main panel wanted to slide and the rear panel was stuck in the vent position. It was a piece of the plastic slide that broke, causing the whole thing.

Time to re-evaluate this vehicle. I would be interested in learning about "the fix", in case this happens again.
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