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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-24-2013, 05:05 PM
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Mein Auto: 87 BMW 325
aftermarket sunroof

Has anyone ever replaced the OEM manual crank sunroof with a simple tilt up aftermarket glass see thru sunroof. the one in my 87 325 needs new cables, and I never really liked the crank open system.

bill in Maine
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:51 PM
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Mein Auto: 1987 BMW 325
Re: aftermarket sunroof

Ever think about converting to the power sun roof ?

1987 325e automatic sedan
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:31 PM
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Some other models have glass sun roofs, but you would have to check for curvature etc..
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I've just changed my wiper blades and now my reverse lights don't work. Should I change my fuel pump relay?
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:44 PM
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Mein Auto: 325e,Jeep,240z,528i
everything about the sunroofs are easy to replace, never heard of the cables going bad but as suggested above converting to automatic is easy

Built 325e too much to list, Heavily modified Jeep, Datsun about to get a 351, and now a 528i
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