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Old 02-07-2007, 04:33 AM
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sunroof help

my e21 has a broken sunroof mechanism.
does anyone know any tips that would assist me it getting it working again?
the handle just spins loosely and it is in its closed position,but has dropped slightly at the back just enough to let an annoying amount of water in.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:40 AM
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how does the e21 drive? I know its off topic but yea.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:38 AM
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she's an absolute gem.
my friend got it off ebay for £100,didnt spend a penny on it for 2 years,then gave it to another friend,12000 miles later and she's just gone in for a service...! she needs new rear shocks,cv joints,radiator and some bits and pieces,but other than that im proud as hell!
ok,she isnt exactly a show winner,but she flys like spitfire.
or messerschmitt is probably more appropriate...


but i need to fix my sunroof!
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:55 PM
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man,a forum full of bmw lovers,and no one knows how to fix my sunroof??
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:10 PM
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my e21 has a broken sunroof mechanism.
does anyone know any tips that would assist me it getting it working again?
the handle just spins loosely and it is in its closed position,but has dropped slightly at the back just enough to let an annoying amount of water in.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
Without looking at the mechanism, it is hard to guess what is worn or no longer connected. I would recommend taking it to a workshop.
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how does the e21 drive? I know its off topic but yea.
My 2nd E21 was an amazing autocross car if that answers your question.
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hit up www.bmw320i.com - it's a lot more active than this forum, and it's all e21's. Use the search feature, I guarantee you'll find it.
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well it sounds like the gear box and or sun roof cable is bad
remove the sun roof gear box and see if the gears is broke or loose then look up where you removed the gear box and see if the sun roof cables look good or have flat spots on them.
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