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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
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Old Fri, Jun-27-2008, 01:58:44 AM   #1
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Default Sunroof Visor off track? - DIY Repair Inside

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My sunroof works fine but the visor is not closing properly. It got stuck about 1/4 of the way and would not let the sunroof close for 1 cycle. Sunroof then closes and the visor gets stuck. After wiggling it a bit it slides shut but it is definitely not on track.

I searched on this site and on google (for all other forums) didn't find anyone that has put theirs back on track.

Any ideas - is this a fairly common thing? I checked with BMW NA, warranty is over as of 5/08 so it's gonna come out of pocket.

The thing is, this is a 2004 with just under 39,000 miles! Damn it!

Has anyone come across this situation and had it fixed or appraised? Remember, the motor and window are fine - visor issue only.
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My sunroof works fine but the visor is not closing properly. It got stuck about 1/4 of the way and would not let the sunroof close for 1 cycle. Sunroof then closes and the visor gets stuck. After wiggling it a bit it slides shut but it is definitely not on track.

I searched on this site and on google (for all other forums) didn't find anyone that has put theirs back on track.

Any ideas - is this a fairly common thing? I checked with BMW NA, warranty is over as of 5/08 so it's gonna come out of pocket.

The thing is, this is a 2004 with just under 39,000 miles! Damn it!

Has anyone come across this situation and had it fixed or appraised? Remember, the motor and window are fine - visor issue only.
I had same problem. It was fixed under warranty though.
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Did they say anything about it, like how much it would've costed or the difficulty involved, what parts are needed?

Thanks.
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Did they say anything about it, like how much it would've costed or the difficulty involved, what parts are needed?

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The tech that fixed mine said there was a repair kit they used. He also said it was not easy to fix.
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The tech that fixed mine said there was a repair kit they used. He also said it was not easy to fix.
Interesting. I will look into the repair kit.

Sounds promising, not a whole replacement of the top of the car (cut at all 4 corners an replace) sarcastic LOL.
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yeah, mine got thrown off track last year.
warranty covered it... thankfully.
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Did they tell you anything about the repairs other than the warranty covers it?
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Just take it apart and see what's wrong... put it back on track or replace the broken parts.

If you DIY I positive you'd be looking at <$20
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Just take it apart and see what's wrong... put it back on track or replace the broken parts.

If you DIY I positive you'd be looking at <$20
Hey, i'm gonna have to hit you up when I go back to visit family - I used to drive up to the Art Museum and South Street. Thanks for the positive outlook/optimism with this sunroof issue.

I heard one of the other guys mention a repair kit. I don't want to mess with it too much in order to avoid risking further damage.

Any links on how to remove the parts I have to in order to put the new kit parts in?
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close sunroof, slide sunshade open.
take out the glass with T25 torx screw 6 in total.
slide sunshade close and then you'll see 2 sliders on the left with T10 torx screws.
take out screws and sliders and slide out sunshade. done.
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