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Old 08-03-2012, 08:45 AM
jasonsrt4 jasonsrt4 is offline
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X5 sunroof problem

Hello all

My name is Jason.

I am having an issue with a 2005 x5 sunshade for the panoroof. The glass works as it is designed, however when I close the sunshade it only moves about 3 inches and stops. I have to keep pushing the button to get it to close all the way. It opens with one toach however. I have done the reinitializing twice and it has changed nothing. The roof is new as well as the front and rear motors. Any ideas?


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Old 08-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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Prometheus Prometheus is offline
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May be the installation and a tight fit somewhere, which is preventing the sunshade from moving freely. May work better after repeated movement. Try opening and retracting the shade several times or more with your hand encouraging it, then try it once to see if it moves by itself. If no luck, best you get it seen to.

These moon roofs on x5s are very difficult things to service and extremely costly to replace. I wish my x5 didn't have one, and dread the day when it begins to develop operational faults!
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:46 AM
Gurjit Gurjit is offline
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my sunshade had a motor problem, it was internaly sensing load and making the motor stop, it was defective and my shade wouldnt retract, switch the glass and the shade motors and watch magic hapen
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:26 AM
jeichenb jeichenb is offline
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Your sunshade should just need to run through a FULL calibration. Push up on the sunroof/sunshade button (get comfortable it takes several minutes) until it enters a load calibration sequences. Usually the glass starts first then the shade. Don't let off the button until about a minute after every movement has gone through is paces. I think the last movement is when the sun shade closes and opens again. About a 4-5 min process. That should solve it.

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