Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 PM
Punisher9113 Punisher9113 is online now
Registered User
Location: Fountain Valley
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 83
Mein Auto: 2003 BMW 525i M54 Manual
I have this same issue with my car only that when it gets to an inch from closed whether manual close or automatic. It stops and starts to open it again.

Sent from my XT907
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-23-2013, 07:04 AM
DHoang's Avatar
DHoang DHoang is offline
Gearhead
Location: Austin, Texas
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 982
Mein Auto: '98 528i, '82 323i
sounds like the point where it stops and starts again is what the computer is regestering as "home" postion. You may just need to "reboot" the switching.

What I might suggest is to find that "home position", then proceed to manually crank the moonroof all the way closed. Then try using the switch to open and close and see if that
brings yoiur mooroof all the way closed.
__________________
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=4132&pictureid=24642
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-23-2013, 03:32 PM
retiredat44 retiredat44 is offline
retiredat44
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 182
Mein Auto: BMW and Toyota
mine is working fie as far as I know but it is hard to stop it at the exact point of where it is closed and does not start going up... is there some special way of pressing the button so it is auto and you don't have to let go at a certain point .. so it doesn't go beyond that point..
__________________
BMW 2001 530i (E39)
(Family cars):
1989 Toyota Corolla SR5 (400,000 miles, and junking soon).
1993 Toyota Camry LE (Daughter uses it for college).

Disabled Veteran:
Necrotizing Pancreatitis (pancreas is dying, not sure when, doctors can't giver me a more exact time of how long I have. There is no cure and with many complications.).
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-24-2013, 08:31 PM
retiredat44 retiredat44 is offline
retiredat44
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 182
Mein Auto: BMW and Toyota
my sunroof also does not completely close before it starts going up, and will check to see if my toolkit has the hand crank so I can reset it..


2001 530i
__________________
BMW 2001 530i (E39)
(Family cars):
1989 Toyota Corolla SR5 (400,000 miles, and junking soon).
1993 Toyota Camry LE (Daughter uses it for college).

Disabled Veteran:
Necrotizing Pancreatitis (pancreas is dying, not sure when, doctors can't giver me a more exact time of how long I have. There is no cure and with many complications.).
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-25-2013, 01:14 PM
retiredat44 retiredat44 is offline
retiredat44
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 182
Mein Auto: BMW and Toyota
Lightbulb

I found out I wasn't pushiung the button correctly... I tried agin, and found the best way to do it... my fumble fingers were the problem..
__________________
BMW 2001 530i (E39)
(Family cars):
1989 Toyota Corolla SR5 (400,000 miles, and junking soon).
1993 Toyota Camry LE (Daughter uses it for college).

Disabled Veteran:
Necrotizing Pancreatitis (pancreas is dying, not sure when, doctors can't giver me a more exact time of how long I have. There is no cure and with many complications.).
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-11-2013, 10:31 PM
rguanlao540i rguanlao540i is offline
Registered User
Location: TORONTO
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 540I-6
i have the same problem...when i close the sunroof it stops about an inch. it dosent bounce back, the motor struggles and just stops. i can push the button again to close position and it grinds. also, when i open the sunroof, it does not open fully..needs another quarter to be fully open.
i have attempted to reset the motor in the tilt and close position several times. it has not done anything. im currently trying to remove the sunroof off with the rear portion slightly in the roof....i have no idea how im going to access the 6 screws???
i believe there is something on the tracks preventing full movement of the sunroof. i have clean and sprayed grease on the track...oh and holding the deflector down while closing.

any thoughts from you pros?

i replaced my entire sunroof cartridge last year-i hope not to do it again. thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Teemo Panda's Avatar
Teemo Panda Teemo Panda is offline
Bimmefest Plasti-Dip Guru
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 851
Send a message via Skype™ to Teemo Panda
Mein Auto: E53, E46-M3, E70, F25-X3
Quick question. If the car still under CPO, will the CPO cover it? Since its a moving part?
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms