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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

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:26 PM
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Lubricating Sun Shade?

This is actually on the E38 but the systems are basically the same as far as I know.

The shade went down and wouldn't come back up again. I can hear the relay for the motor when I press the switch, but no movement. The motor was not trying to run from what I could hear. After having the battery disconnected for a bit tracing down a current draw (I tried the sun shade again, and it popped up. Movement was a little jumpy, though.

So, I think some plastic is binding in bad spots and needs to be lubricated. I've left it in the up position so I can access it. Does anyone have instructions for where to lube the mechanisms, and is white lithium grease fine with these plastics?

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:09 AM
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some report that white grease is fine but try to not add too much. Don't want things to gum up and clog drains. If anyone does have pdf on where to lube that would be great.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:17 AM
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:17 AM
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for mine, i greased up the upper rail (the part that actually goes to the top of your window when you move the shade up). I've never accessed the lower part of the mechanism though....
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