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Old 01-09-2013, 10:26 PM
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Lubricating Sun Shade?

This is actually on the E38 but the systems are basically the same as far as I know.

The shade went down and wouldn't come back up again. I can hear the relay for the motor when I press the switch, but no movement. The motor was not trying to run from what I could hear. After having the battery disconnected for a bit tracing down a current draw (I tried the sun shade again, and it popped up. Movement was a little jumpy, though.

So, I think some plastic is binding in bad spots and needs to be lubricated. I've left it in the up position so I can access it. Does anyone have instructions for where to lube the mechanisms, and is white lithium grease fine with these plastics?

// Chad //
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Ok...this is getting ridiculous. Someone come buy a few of these things.

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