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Old 05-11-2008, 02:05 PM
bmwfactors bmwfactors is offline
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2004 BMW X5 Panoramic Sunroof - Faulty

Hi, please can anyone help? I have a 2004 X5 with an electric panoramic sunroof. The rear roof is faulty and only opens slightly but then doesn't close at all. This stops the front roof closing and I have to use the manual winding tool and then push the rear roof raising arms back manually to shut the roof. As soon as I touch any button for the roof it goes straight back to the same position. Any ideas please?? Many thanks.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:42 PM
TheRugSeller TheRugSeller is offline
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Angry BMW x5 panoramic roof problems not closing

Hi, I'm having the same fun with a 2004 x5. The rear section also will not close. Did you find any solutions? How did you manually get the rear roof section down, I cannot see how you can do this. Please help it's raining!!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:02 AM
william143 william143 is offline
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sunroof fault

hi,how did you get on with your panoramic sunroof fault,i have the same problem mate.cheers.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:22 AM
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Panoramic Sunroof X5 2004 Repairs

The back flap of my 2004 X5 Pana sunroof wouldn't close over the weekend, so I took it to Park Ave in Maywood. I was told that the cable had broken the pulls it closed. To do a repair of the rails and cable would be $2,200 (including 14 hrs labor!!!) but if the entire sliding kit was needed, it was closer to $4,000. ABSURD!!!!

I asked them to close it, and they did that for an hour's worth of labor. You can be at the moment that I'm not going to open it!

Does anyone have a lower price estimate?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:50 PM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
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Chalk up the panoramic sunroof to the problems that BMW (and Mercedes too) seem to be having with these as well as their window regulators. I just don't use mine, didn't want it but it came with the car at no cost. All I need it to do is work when I trade the thing in. Lots of comments on the X3 board about sunroof problems as well.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:25 AM
JeffVander JeffVander is offline
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My general rule of thumb with these things is that if it fails and it doesn't hugely bother you, leave it in the closed position and live with it. Repairing any sunroof is typically a huge pain in the ass. It typically involves ripping out the entire headliner to get to the running gear. And, the work itself can be tedious and require more than one person to do. That tempered glass is not thin and is not light. It's impossible to manipulate it by yourself.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:50 AM
PX50477 PX50477 is offline
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Sun shade (visor) stuck inside top of X5

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Hi, please can anyone help? I have a 2004 X5 with an electric panoramic sunroof. The rear roof is faulty and only opens slightly but then doesn't close at all. This stops the front roof closing and I have to use the manual winding tool and then push the rear roof raising arms back manually to shut the roof. As soon as I touch any button for the roof it goes straight back to the same position. Any ideas please?? Many thanks.
Hi, I know this is an old issue at the forum, but I have the same problem except for the sun shade on my 04 X5 is stuck inside the roof, it will not pull back, with the summer coming up and 40+F sometimes in VA, I need to fix that since I do not wish to be toasted. Took it to an indi and was told they will need to take off the whole liner, three days and cost about $2500. I see here someone was saying it cost over $6K at the dealers. I feel it's got to be something more simple, like you can pull it out altho I tried that but it feels something holding it pretty firm. Anyone can help? Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:16 AM
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Well, my first post here and guess what? Yes, my pan sunroof rear section is on vent mode and don't close. WTF???? I try to reset it and nothing.
Anyone has the solution or know exactly what to do/happens? I read somenthing about a part number kit: 54 13 7 240 682. Anyone try it?
Well, any help will be welcome,

Thank you

Chris
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:24 PM
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I found a video on youtube with my problem. Anyone help?

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Old 04-21-2011, 07:44 PM
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Well, the car goes to the Dealer to see what happens. Not a diagnostic yet, but they close the rear section and ask me to let the car for 3 days to fix it on monday. I have the extended cover and they say that I'll not spend a penny with that. That was the best part, for me. I'll update this post soon I can get the car back and found what happens or broke.

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Old 05-08-2011, 01:39 PM
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X5 Panoramic Sunroof stuck - problem

Hi all, My X5 has the same issue, rear glass stuck on ONE side. both glass roof sections try to close but the rear glass only moves on one side...result is both glass sections stay open in vent position...lossened rear glass screws and removed glass and tried to close...front glass went thru the motions to close but popped back up to vent position...looking at the cables and wedge shaped ramps at left and right that lift the rear glass...only the left rear wedge moves...the right side wedge does not move...cannot push it forwards or backwards...not sure how hard to push...have read need to push one side at a time 'reward' until both LH and RH are moved back, but I have not tried this yet...I would think the LH side is connected to motor and could not be pushed back manually. Anybody with a diagnosis what part is broken and how easy can be fixed?...pictures and instructions?...I found a work around on the net that disables the rear glass...lot's of folks say it works great...but I am not sure if it will work for MY stuck ONE side problem.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:59 PM
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Hi all, My X5 has the same issue, rear glass stuck on ONE side. both glass roof sections try to close but the rear glass only moves on one side...result is both glass sections stay open in vent position...lossened rear glass screws and removed glass and tried to close...front glass went thru the motions to close but popped back up to vent position...looking at the cables and wedge shaped ramps at left and right that lift the rear glass...only the left rear wedge moves...the right side wedge does not move...cannot push it forwards or backwards...not sure how hard to push...have read need to push one side at a time 'reward' until both LH and RH are moved back, but I have not tried this yet...I would think the LH side is connected to motor and could not be pushed back manually. Anybody with a diagnosis what part is broken and how easy can be fixed?...pictures and instructions?...I found a work around on the net that disables the rear glass...lot's of folks say it works great...but I am not sure if it will work for MY stuck ONE side problem.
I'm waiting some parts coming from Germany to fix my problem. I have exactly the same problem like you. The one side of rear section was closing, equal to your problem. If you could close it, I'll find what they (dealer) will change in mine and tell you everything. But the part still coming. The dealer just close the sunroof for me, I don't know how, yet.

But a important note: Don't push your sunroof repeating the operation to close the rear sunroof 'cause in my case, one side of rear was working (like yours) and I did 4 or 6 times some attempts to close it. Guess what? The other side stop working to. Dammn.

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:10 PM
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I have the same ptroblem and need your help please. Can you send me the steps. Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:12 PM
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I have the same problem on my X5

Can you help and send me the steps to fix the problem. Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:34 PM
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Chris, thanks for the warning. I'll try not to close it any more unless I have to. Might have to go to dealer to get the roof closed temporarily.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:00 PM
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panoramic sunroof fix X-3 X-5

If you live in the Central Florida area email me and I can fix it. If you want to try the DIY modification yourself email me and I can send the info on the mod. This will get the rear glass to close permanently and the front glass to function normally.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:31 PM
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2004 bmw x5

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If you live in the Central Florida area email me and I can fix it. If you want to try the DIY modification yourself email me and I can send the info on the mod. This will get the rear glass to close permanently and the front glass to function normally.
i am in west palm beach and i am having sunroof problems. can you repair the sunroof.? the shade will not work properly,
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:23 AM
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For anyone in Melbourne Australia that is either having problems with their roof of want to ensure they don't have in the future, I highly recommend a visit to Precision Sunroofs in Cheltenham.

Owen is a great guy who is more than reasonably priced and knows his stuff. Fixed my roof with 30 min.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:43 AM
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my bmw 2004 x5 panoramic roof is not working properly. is thereany one out there reasonably price that can repair this sun roof, in south florida. this is my 2nd x5 and both were giving problems. are those panoramic roof defective, bmw need to have a recall on those. can any one help.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:29 PM
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Are you still in the central Florida area? My panoramic sunroof will not close
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:52 PM
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If you live in the Central Florida area email me and I can fix it. If you want to try the DIY modification yourself email me and I can send the info on the mod. This will get the rear glass to close permanently and the front glass to function normally.
I'm newly registered to the forum, and I'd love to see your fix! I'll email you.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:31 PM
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x5 shade stuck half way

I have the same sunroof issue but in addition my sun shade is stuck in the middle so I can't access the area for the fix. Is there any hope for me?
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:32 PM
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I have an 2006 3.0 X5 and have a similar problem with the panoramic sunroof - the glass closed fine, but the rear panel does not come out of the back any longer. the front panel over the driver is in place, but the real panel that covers the passengers in the rear seats seems to be stuck. Same expensive thing told by the dealer to fix, and no warranty. bummer.

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:59 PM
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Did you get it fix

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I have an 2006 3.0 X5 and have a similar problem with the panoramic sunroof - the glass closed fine, but the rear panel does not come out of the back any longer. the front panel over the driver is in place, but the real panel that covers the passengers in the rear seats seems to be stuck. Same expensive thing told by the dealer to fix, and no warranty. bummer.

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I have the sane problem how dud you solve the problem.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:37 PM
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Sell it while you can..my brothers x5 wouldn't stop leaking
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