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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Feb-11-2018, 06:36:09 PM   #21
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Default Re: sunroof fix

Well that certainly doesnt look good. If it helps, i had the usual issue, and i used a plastic mallet and rag to gently slide the cassette forward. Full disclosure, i have no desire to keep the sunroof and will be going cf panel, but a stuck open sunroof needs to be fixed, so i closed it and pulled the fuse


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i think i found the problem



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Had the same exact issue. I ended up replacing the whole cassette and the motor. If the gear is on your motor is in good shape you should be able to reuse it. The previous owner of my car kept trying to use the sunroof after it the worm drive had started to slip and ended up destroying the teeth on the gear.
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Old Sun, Feb-11-2018, 10:54:06 PM   #23
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iím going to go with a carbon sunroof delete i think. car is not a daily anymore so no need for the roof hole


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Old Mon, Feb-12-2018, 12:58:48 AM   #24
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Gee, mine looked a lot like that one.
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Old Tue, Feb-13-2018, 12:48:45 AM   #25
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I had the same issue on my 330XI. Here's the thread I started on it, with a good video

fixed it as talked in the thread and it worked for another year until I sold the car. I did it with the headliner in place, which made it much more of a PITA to do.
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...165&highlight=
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You've got either one of or both of the plastic guide pieces broken on either side (two different pieces on each side.)

In order to inspect, remove the glass from the top.

Here's a great DIY that I used:

http://www.lincomatic.com/e46sunroof/e46sunroof.html
Very nice write up and thanks! Just got my 01 M3 and the sunshade is busted... this will help a lot in the repair.
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Old Tue, Feb-13-2018, 07:08:34 PM   #27
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This, headroom, and weight are the reasons why sunroof delete was my only required option.
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