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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:18 PM
Elliott Riggen Elliott Riggen is offline
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Exclamation Sunroof not functioning properly

My sunroof was closed fine on my 2002 330xi, but today when I tried to move it back it moved only a few inches and then started making a clicking noise. Then when I tried to move it back forward, only one side closes correctly and the other seems to be stuck a little behind closing. Could one sides motor be broken or a gear strripped? What is the most likely problem and solution?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:01 PM
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nah i think your sunroof is fine. The sunroof cover is the thing that is broken. The clips have come off and are probably on the tracks which makes it difficult to shut.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:14 AM
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yea my sunroof is making that noise to and i just dont wana spend 600 plus to get it fixed...i saw the diy on wiki and was wondering has anyone done that and how hard or a pain is it??
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:16 AM
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Delmarco did the sunroof repair in terms of the sunshade that gets stuck and causes the glass to have a problem closing. He made a thread about it in detail on what to do.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Elliott Riggen Elliott Riggen is offline
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One side of my sunroof no longer is moved my the motor. I just took the window out and forced the track back into the sealed position and I'll forget about using the sunroof. To expensive to get fixed, and it seems to risky to fix my self. I also pulled the fuses out so no passenger can try to open it. Problem ignored.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:16 PM
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yea my sunroof is making that noise to and i just dont wana spend 600 plus to get it fixed...i saw the diy on wiki and was wondering has anyone done that and how hard or a pain is it??
It's easy!!
http://www.lincomatic.com/e46sunroof/e46sunroof.html
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