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Old 12-28-2005, 10:35 PM
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Sunroof Shade Clip DIY

Like many others, I've had problems with the sunroof shade on my 330. It was not sliding properly and was binding up when I operated the sunroof. There are four "clips" that attach the shade to the slider mechanism that are notoriously poorly designed. It doesn't take much to break them.

I put together a quick Sunroof Clip DIY (with pictures) describing how to replace these clips.

When I did this repair I found that none of my clips had actually broken. In my case, one of the clips on the right side, had popped out of the slot in the sliding member and it was causing the shade to bind up when the sunroof was opened/closed.

Now that I've had it apart, I'm certain that I'd be able to replace them if/when my clips break.

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:53 AM
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Very nicely done, Chris!
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:00 AM
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Yes very nice. This turned out to be one of the easiest DIYs.


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Old 01-31-2006, 06:32 PM
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My shade wont slide back beyond two inches. My question is.....how do I loosen the 6 torx screws when I can't get to them? Anyone???????
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:24 PM
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flip moon roof up and you should be able to slide shade back.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:53 AM
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flip moon roof up and you should be able to slide shade back.
That is the problem, it wont go back more than 2 inches. It was like that when I bought it used. It goes back with the glass when it is opened, but comes back up with it when it is closed. I would like to fix it, but I don't want to brake anything in the process.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:54 AM
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:54 PM
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what is the part number of the "driver"

I can't find the part number in the diagram.

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Like many others, I've had problems with the sunroof shade on my 330. It was not sliding properly and was binding up when I operated the sunroof. There are four "clips" that attach the shade to the slider mechanism that are notoriously poorly designed. It doesn't take much to break them.

I put together a quick Sunroof Clip DIY (with pictures) describing how to replace these clips.

When I did this repair I found that none of my clips had actually broken. In my case, one of the clips on the right side, had popped out of the slot in the sliding member and it was causing the shade to bind up when the sunroof was opened/closed.

Now that I've had it apart, I'm certain that I'd be able to replace them if/when my clips break.

Enjoy.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:58 PM
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I can't find the part number in the diagram.
Were you able find this part number of the "driver"? i can't seem to find this driver in the realoem.com catalog.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:58 AM
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Were you able find this part number of the "driver"? i can't seem to find this driver in the realoem.com catalog.
I've been looking for the slide stop (part behind what you circled).. I guess our best luck is to go to a junk yard. Its not listed on realoem.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:20 PM
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Hi All,

I hvae recently run into the issue where my sun roof will not open in slide mode fully.
It appears as per the forum that something on the lid/cover has broken and prevents the roof from fully opening.

I woud like to use johnewhites plan to open the roof while holding the cover lid closed, however I am not able to close the lid/cover as it gets stuck halfway.

Does that leave me no other option that to remove the roof by lifting it out after removing the 6 torx screws?

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:49 PM
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Hi All,

I hvae recently run into the issue where my sun roof will not open in slide mode fully.
It appears as per the forum that something on the lid/cover has broken and prevents the roof from fully opening.

I woud like to use johnewhites plan to open the roof while holding the cover lid closed, however I am not able to close the lid/cover as it gets stuck halfway.

Does that leave me no other option that to remove the roof by lifting it out after removing the 6 torx screws?

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darian
I ran into the same issue. You have to keep giggle the lid back and forth until it comes loose.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:10 PM
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Thanks guys for the posts, I have the same issue and will attempt to DIM since I'm now armed with valuable knowledge and have a starting point and a direction to follow. If anyone has the part numbers to this kit, that would help. I have a 2002 325i BMW.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:18 AM
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Even easier DIY

Another way of doing this that is much easier iswithout removing the glass. The shade slider has 2 very flexible rubber pieces at the front of it which is used to push it back when the actual glass moves if you just slowy open it and pass these two rubber pieces under it you can open the glass fully and work only with the shade slider. There are 2 perks i noticed when i did this:
1. you dont have to worry about placing the glass back on correctly and no need to recalibrate it in some cases
2. you can remove the entire slider and still close close your sunroof normally, so like for me, i could still drive around with no worries while i waited for the parts to come in!

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54-13-8-246-027 (left 2 needed)
54-13-8-246-025 (right 2 needed)
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:25 AM
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good job!

This post saved me $260+ from the dealership to have it fixed! Thanks for sharing your detailed work for the sunroof man!
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:12 PM
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No Problem! Glad it helped!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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Hey Chris, thank you for the sunroof DIY, it saved me mula
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for sunsadediy! Fixed my problem in 15 minutes!!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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This is a great thread! Thank you for putting the DIY together for this!
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:07 PM
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do all cars have a "driver" i have an 05 330i and my sunroof rattles when i try and open it the shade doesn't close all the way either and no clips are broken what i do notice is that the passengers sliding tab doesn't move. i have no problem sliding the drivers side back and forth
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:10 PM
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do all cars have a "driver" i have an 05 330i and my sunroof rattles when i try and open it the shade doesn't close all the way either and no clips are broken what i do notice is that the passengers sliding tab doesn't move. i have no problem sliding the drivers side back and forth
maybe you shade doesn't close all the way because the glass is sitting to low, readjust the glass to a higher height, unscrew the lid retaining screws, push the glass up, then tighten the screws and see if you can close the shade
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:16 PM
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hey thanks for the reply i failed to find out what is keeping the passengers tab from sliding back and forth, as a result the window is piped out just a bit but when i put the shade back on it worked fine x)
i guess thats a plus haha
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:09 PM
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hey thanks for the reply i failed to find out what is keeping the passengers tab from sliding back and forth, as a result the window is piped out just a bit but when i put the shade back on it worked fine x)
i guess thats a plus haha
That's definitely a plus... Lol... Glad u fixed it
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:16 PM
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Great thread - the DIY was accurate and it's an easy job. Thanks for saving me a trip to the dealer!
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:35 AM
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I have a 2006 BMW 330i, the information was helpful I took of the sunroof glass but when I was going to remove shade the clips are different they don't have screws, do you know how can I remove them?

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