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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 03-04-2013, 01:27 PM
jtperkins jtperkins is offline
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Location: Detroit Burbs, MI, USA
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Mein Auto: 2001 525i/auto Silver/Blk
Question 2001 E39 Sunroof Rattle

Does anyone have a suggestion on stopping a sunroof rattle?

If I slightly open, either UP or BACK, and then close the glass the rattle disappears for awhile. I figure the linkage is loose. Is that possible and if so how do I tighten it up?

While I'm on rattles I just thought about how the passenger side head rest brackets (vertical chrome bars) rattles in the holes at the top of the seat back. I keep the headrest down all the way to prevent the rattle. Any suggestions on this one too? Thanks!
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