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Old 10-21-2017, 03:24 AM
glennardo glennardo is offline
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Sunroof rattle

Panorama sunroof. BMW E83 -2007 M-sport

Rattle from rear sunroof + leak when hi-pressure wash.


When driving on a bumpy road there is a rattle from the rear panel. The BMW repair shop said that I have to replace the whole frame. However, I think that sound a bit strange…

When I push the glass from the inside, it lifts about 3mm. If I knock it with my fist I’m able to recreate the rattle/clunk sound which appears while driving.

The guy at the repair shop tried to tighten the visible screw on both sides, but without this changing anything.

Any tips?
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:41 AM
swampX3 swampX3 is offline
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there is a tech bulletin

>even the new ones bounce ....there is a ton of info and a tech bulletin on the piano roof saga....strategically placed velcro was the bmw answer

>the leak may cure with a new perimeter weather strip around the glass ....an easy diy

>the leak can be made worse by not having the all 4 corner drains clear.....check/search up all the many many posts on drain cleaning
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:44 AM
swampX3 swampX3 is offline
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your homework

>view, study and inwardly digest all the bingoogle info below to become a pano roof phd

>the sunshade panels rattle more when the foam covering starts to deteriorate and looses its thickness....they can be popped out and recovered

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...bvAJ91Tg%2c%2c
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:47 AM
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more good FEST pano roof links

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...61#post9643561

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=1#post9978752
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:47 AM
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Problem after problem I finally sealed mine shut with clear gorilla tape 2005 3.0i. sooner or later everything will fail. Kuni BMW of Portland wanted to charge me nearly 3k to to replace the entire cassette.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:54 PM
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Sit in the backseat while someone else drives the car over s bumpy road then you can see what is rattling. While the sunroof shade is open or closed push your hand against it at the back and see if that stops the rattle while you're driving.

Last edited by mtbrdad; 10-25-2017 at 01:55 PM. Reason: Bad grammer
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