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BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Sunroof Delete

Anyone know if I can order a 335 for European Delivery without a sunroof I am very tall and I would prefer not to have a sunroof if possible. I know bmw offers cars without a sunroof in theory it should be possible. thanks for the help

You cant get sunroof delete because the car was crash tested with a sunroof. FALSE That was a lie told by Porsche stealerships to customers who wanted a 997 without a sunroof -- until the 997 GT3RS arrived in the US without a sunroof. When you get the same BS at a bmw dealer be sure to ask them to stop telling blatant lies (in front of other customers if possible). extra 12 of headspace Its more than

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Sunroof disaster

I wanted to share with everyone the experience I had over the weekend and also to find out if its happened to anyone else. I was driving my 528i on vacation over the weekend when the sunroof for lack of a better term exploded and shot glass everywhere. I was going about 75mph all the windows were up the sunshade was pushed back to let light into the car when the sunroof glass just gave way. It sounded

to let light into the car when the sunroof glass just gave way. It sounded like a bomb went off inside the car. The hole was the size of a large dinner plate and the glass was mushroomed outward as if someone had kicked the glass out from the inside. No cars were around me and I can assure you no object struck the car. I pulled over and called roadside assistance who directed me to the nearest bmw

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Quote Originally Posted by ilikedbmw dtc100 the repair cost is approximately 1700 it is actually a little cheaper than what Ive saw from other previous cases SteveGu Wow the information you provided is actually quite educational and informative really appreciate it. Im not out here to argue or prove them wrong with respect to the manufacturing details of the glasses used in the bmw. I understand that

The shattered sunroof definitely does not post as a huge concern to the car manufacturer as the number of incident of similar nature only represents a small percentage of the total number of vehicles (especially the 3 series) sold per year. If I am on the other side of the table I would also consider this as a minor problem as compared to lets say....... the HPFP...... which really did catch bmws

Quote Originally Posted by ilikedbmw I just love how you are the devils advocate on this issue cwinter it makes this discussion far more interesting I absolutely agree with you cwinter it is quite obvious that this is my first time posting on the forum and yes it is the nature of the Internet the fact that owners of vehicles having issues do tend to go online first these days and look for other similar

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Sunroof explosion

Well after 3 months owning my 335 I get my first meeting with the awesome service department of my local dealership. I was driving to work about 50mph in traffic when I suddenly hear a huge explosion right above my head. I looked in the rear view mirror and glass is falling all over the place. I pulled over to the shoulder to find out my sunroof had shattered. When I brought it to the dealership they

Posted by Scorchpa I was driving to work about 50mph in traffic when I suddenly hear a huge explosion right above my head. I looked in the rear view mirror and glass is falling all over the place. I pulled over to the shoulder to find out my sunroof had shattered. I personally am waiting for my entire top to disengage like separating stages of a Saturn V. As an E93 owner Im all too aware of bmws

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Sunroof doesnt close on my 335d

I was at red-light and z4 with top down pulled over next to me. It was 58f and sunny but windy too. I got tempted opened my sunroof. All good enjoyed cold breeze. reached office & tried closing it but it wont close no warnings. I called bmw assist if they could help me atleast override it but they connected me to bmw Peabody service. They walked me through procedure to manually over-ride it but no

Quote Originally Posted by bimmerdiesel I was at red-light and z4 with top down pulled over next to me. It was 58f and sunny but windy too. I got tempted opened my sunroof. All good enjoyed cold breeze. reached office & tried closing it but it wont close no warnings. I called bmw assist if they could help me atleast override it but they connected me to bmw Peabody service. They walked me through procedure

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Sunroof wind leaks anyone

Since new my 2007 530i has had slight but noticeable wind noise coming from the sunroof on the freeway when the sunshade is open. You close the shade the car gets quieter. At 70mph its quite apparent. Never experienced this issue on any other bmw. Obviously the SR is fully closed. Took the shop foreman on the road for a drive. He hears it and says that all E60s do it for two reasons Aerodynamics across

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Sunroof blowing up

has anyone heard of sunroof blowing up while driving with windows open I did some search on the net and found that there are occurrences of that on 3-series but has anyone heard about it on e60 I was driving on highway today with window slightly open and a guy in e39 pulls up next to me and points at my window. I closed it but had no clue what he was talking about(80mph its hard to hear). We got stuck

BMW SERIES 5 E39 DIY BMW E39 Sunroof Repair (Video Tutorial)

Video Tutorial on how to replace the sunroof rails on a bmw E39. This particular tutorial was done on a 1997 bmw 540i with a glass style sunroof. The sunroof rails do have plastic parts which can break over time due to a lack of lubrication sunroof being forced openclosed or just from the plastic fatiguing over time. I would recommend replacing both sunroof rails while you are doing this procedure.

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Can we please start a Sunroof Delete Petition to BMWNA

Jesus the 335 would be a million times better for tall people and autocrossers without the glass roof.

agreed the people that do not want sunroofs are a VERY VERY VERY small percentage of enthusiasts. There is NO WAY bmwNA would start deleting sunroofs on their cars. It makes NO FINANCIAL SENSE. Like the above stated..you cannot please everyone..you have to please the majority. So...Mr and Mrs. Joe Nobody that walks into the dealership buys a 2007 fully loaded 335 coupe...wants a sunroof. PERIOD. Plus...resale...if

Quote Originally Posted by AsianImage agreed the people that do not want sunroofs are a VERY VERY VERY small percentage of enthusiasts. There is NO WAY bmwNA would start deleting sunroofs on their cars. It makes NO FINANCIAL SENSE. Like the above stated..you cannot please everyone..you have to please the majority. So...Mr and Mrs. Joe Nobody that walks into the dealership buys a 2007 fully loaded 335

Quote Originally Posted by spots Why not axe the sunroof and put leather as standard I cant believe you can get vinyl seats in a 40k car. sunroof is optional in Canada on the 328. Would be easy for bmw to build. All good points. Plus Logic 7 is standard on 335 but optional on 5 series. That doesnt make any sense at all.

Quote Originally Posted by Ucla95 To answer one of the guys above were not asking to make the sunroof an extra option for were asking for us to pay the same price as you but not get the sunroof. And bmw makes PLENTY of cars in Europe without the roof no big deal for them do you know how technologically advanced they are Finally in terms of resale yes some people back out and obviously a car with no

BMW SERIES 5 E39 How-To Sunroof Repair

After removing the sunroof by detaching the rubber seals with it in the tilt position (3 torx on each). Diagnosis of this issue Broken gator (rail retainer) clips. --The rail mentioned here is the one that moves with your sunroof glass not the two parallel rails that contain the two wires being moved by your sunroof motor. Right cart (controls the position of the rail directly behind the gator clips

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Sunroof autoclose no longer works

I have just completed the installation of the E46 sunroof upgrade kit with great success thanks to the excellent post in this forum( httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho...d.phpt222850 ) I also had to replace the sunroof motor as this burned out when the suroof jammed. (long story). Now when I operate the sunroof the one-touch autoclose feature no longer works and I have to manually hold the button to close

I reviewed the sunroof replacement DIY you followed and compared it to the official procedure in the bmw TIS and found one thing lacking post-install sunroof initialization. Another item I would take issue with the original poster of the procedure is where he suggests smearing WD40 on the guide rails this looks to me like the perfect way to get a dust magnet there once the gunk dries off. There are

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Sunroof Explosion

I bought 2010 328i in November 2009. Two days ago while I was driving along the freeway I heard a loud shattering noise above my head. It was so loud it sounded like a bomb had gone off. It freaked me out but my windshield and other windows were intact. So I slid open the sunroof cover and when I did pieces of shattered glass started falling on me and there was a hole in the sunroof. No rocks fell

I did a search on google about sunroof explosion and it turns out this is not unique to bmw cars. All of them happened on freeways. Even though a small stone size of penny falling off a trunk or bouncing off cement surface were to hit the sunroof the angle it hits the slippery flat glass surface (unlike front-facing windshield) shouldnt really result in a damage like that. The kinetic energy of flying

Quote Originally Posted by mstrq I did a search on google about sunroof explosion and it turns out this is not unique to bmw cars. All of them happened on freeways. Even though a small stone size of penny falling off a trunk or bouncing off cement surface were to hit the sunroof the angle it hits the slippery flat glass surface (unlike front-facing windshield) shouldnt really result in a damage like

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Sunroof Drain Clog - Flood

A friend has a 530xi wagon. Apparently his sunroof drains got clogged and flooded his electronic compartment causing a malfunction. Has anybody else experienced this I have done a search and come up empty. Thanks

Bucksbud Your post regarding taking on water in your bmw 5 series wagon was very helpful and directed me to a new possibility regarding the cause of an identical problem in my 2006 530xi wagon. The dealership here states that I must have driven through high water forcing water in through the rear baffles hence the problem was cause by my driving. I am certain I did not go through such water. Its a

Quote Originally Posted by leviblue Bucksbud Your post regarding taking on water in your bmw 5 series wagon was very helpful and directed me to a new possibility regarding the cause of an identical problem in my 2006 530xi wagon. The dealership here states that I must have driven through high water forcing water in through the rear baffles hence the problem was cause by my driving. I am certain I did

tinted for only 2 weeks. Tells me that the window tint place jacked this up and it is not covered under warranty going to cost me over 700 dollars to fix. I explain to him that your dealership recommended this place and there is no way that if there was any water left over would rust in 2 weeks in Colorado with single digit humitidy in January. He tells me that he will try to push through to bmwNA

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Sunroof wont close completely expensive fix

Hi im new to these forums and Ive been searching through them but havent quite seen my exact problem. Im looking to buy an 03 525i from this dealership. The cars in great condition outside of one problem the sunroof while it will open close and tilt when it closes it wont completely close. Like it leaves an inch or so open. Is this an easy fix Or a dealbreaker I just wanted some advice because I really

This as asked today so I bring it here so that the information is better cross referenced to one location ... Quote Originally Posted by yungphillie Hello Guys I am a owner of a 1999 bmw 540i. I am having trouble with my sunroof. It seems not to close all the way... Ive held the tilt button to reset it makes a sound and does not move... Can anyone help me with this issue Quote Originally Posted by

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Sunroof started clunking shut a couple days ago and had problems closing yesterday

My MY2000 540i6 sun roof started acting up a few days ago. I drive with my sun roof open ALL the time. As such it gets a lot of use. About 5 daysw ago I noticed that it started to clunk as it moved into the final closed position. Then yesterday it would not fully close. It remained open about 4. After several attempt it closed itself. Ive heard about sun roof problems before. I searched the forum and didnt have much luck. Is this an easy DIY If so any infolinks would be greatly appreciated. TIA

look at it and without spending a lot of money for diagnosis it is hard for him to tell exactly what is amiss with the sunroof. He gave me a worse case quote of 1600 This includes replacing the cassestte and motor and all the labor. He also said that a lot of plastic pieces are used to install the sunroof and they often break when doing diagnostic work and it can be tough to replace them since bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Do the current 3-series verts still not come with sunroofs

I just went to the bmwUSA configurator and couldnt find where I could option out a sunroof with the hardtop convertible (ala VW EOS) and just thought Id double-check here in case Im missing it. Assuming Im not does anyone know if the nextgen 3er will be available with a hardtop vert that includes a sunroof (I like verts and I also like sunroofs)

Quote Originally Posted by hts I just went to the bmwUSA configurator and couldnt find where I could option out a sunroof with the hardtop convertible (ala VW EOS) and just thought Id double-check here in case Im missing it. Assuming Im not does anyone know if the nextgen 3er will be available with a hardtop vert that includes a sunroof (I like verts and I also like sunroofs) Oh you meant just a glass

i dont want a fixed glass panel. i want a sliding glass sunroof AND a hardtop convertible. i dont know how vw does it (2 panels 3 panels 4 panels 5) as ive never considered buying a vw. the heart wants what the heart wants. if its not happening as part of the current 3er model series perhaps bmw will think about it for the nextgen model btw i think it looks stoopid driving around with the top down and windows up but thats just me. if youre gonna go top down go windows down too.

Quote Originally Posted by hts i dont want a fixed glass panel. i want a sliding glass sunroof AND a hardtop convertible . i dont know how vw does it (2 panels 3 panels 4 panels 5) as ive never considered buying a vw. the heart wants what the heart wants. if its not happening as part of the current 3er model series perhaps bmw will think about it for the nextgen model btw i think it looks stoopid driving

Quote Originally Posted by hts i dont want a fixed glass panel. i want a sliding glass sunroof AND a hardtop convertible. i dont know how vw does it (2 panels 3 panels 4 panels 5) as ive never considered buying a vw. the heart wants what the heart wants. if its not happening as part of the current 3er model series perhaps bmw will think about it for the nextgen model btw i think it looks stoopid driving

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Sunroof Rattle

Ok Ive read everything I could get my hands on for this problem. Did a lot of research on bmwtips.com and of course on the forum. Ive tried a lot of things to fix the problem. I have it isolated to one thing now which is good but now Im at a loss. Situation Overview 1. sunroof rattles when going over bumps 2. sunroof does not rattle when open only when closed 3. Ive done the reset 4. Ive checked the

Quote Originally Posted by kmiecmonster Ok Ive read everything I could get my hands on for this problem. Did a lot of research on bmwtips.com and of course on the forum. Ive tried a lot of things to fix the problem. I have it isolated to one thing now which is good but now Im at a loss. Situation Overview 1. sunroof rattles when going over bumps 2. sunroof does not rattle when open only when closed

I have been plagued by sunroof problems on every single vehicle owned (except 318). The dealer will never admit it but this is one of those problems that follows bmw from year to year. My sunroof rattles on the drivers side when closed and seems worse when in cold temperatures. I tried to get a vehicle without a sunroof but didnt want to wait 3 months for a new shipment to come in. The way the glass

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 sunroof noise

Does anyone else get a bit of noise from their closed sunroof at 80mph or faster I can silence it by closing the sunroof panel but I like to have it open. Anyone else

Im sure the gasket doesnt need replacement -- just lube -- your SA at bmw should do it no charge -- pretty normal on my last 2 bmws as well -- I think dirtdust collects while sunroof is open so the seal isnt tight fitting when closed. My 06 5 series is starting to make some wind noice in closed position on the freeway.

but somehow seems to pass as acceptable that the sunroof leaks noise. Im frankly amazed. Its like buying an expensive watch that loses time everyday and the dealer saying well what do you expect it is a rolex afterall it cant be perfect. Frankly I think its a poor engineer who doesnt want to take the time to do the right investigation and I am going to both speak with the service manager and the bmw

Unfortunately this is a well known and documented problem. I had some of the same issues with my 5 series touring and the whole cassette was replaced under warranty. They say the drains for the sunroof are supposed to be cleaned out but it is not a procedure that its done with maintenance or in the owners manual. Not bmws finest hour. Best of luck with your letter and claim. Sent from my GT-P3113 using BimmerApp mobile app

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Sunroof rr procedures

Hello all...Im a long time lurker first time poster. Lot of good info and knowledgable people here so hopefully someone can help me. I have a 92 325i sedan. Recently I removed the headliner panel to replace the liner material. After I removed the panel the liner on the sunroof panel began to fall off. I can see that the sunroof pan can be removed by pulling the 4 drain hoses and a dozen or so screws

BMW SERIES 5 E39 fixed my sunroof today.... pics.

well i had the famous sunroof melt down. it would not either pop up or slide back. so mon. i put in my order for the new slider assembly kits. you can get the part numbers from here. httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...95&hg54&fg05 the listing is number 13. also the kit is listed as a rt. and left side. and come with everything you see including the new screws. i used all the parts except for one as

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 Sunroof shattered

I was driving on the Motorway at 0545 in the morning. I heard a loud noise and i pulled over to investigate. My sunroof had exploded Has anyone else had this problem The dealership said a rock hit it. I was the only one on the Motorway so i ruled out a rock. Has anyone heard of a recall on the sunroof for a 2011 528I The cost to replace the sunroof is 1400.00. I was just notified that the warranty for the vehicle has expired. Any information would greatly be appreciated

Quote Originally Posted by schnell525 I like Audis S5. Only problem is it has a massive sunroof and a thin sunroof shad that does not block the sun. Audi did not recommend tinting a sunroof which already is tinted. Even if you want to drive with the sun shield open bmw has done a good job with tinting. I dont get a lot of sun due to my climate. If I want to add some extra light in my very dark (black)

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Loud sunroof can be fixed

My sunroof is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Read somewhere it can be adjustedand be quiet Now that I have replaced the RFTs all is great with this car except the sunroof noise. Its a racecar.

to the dealership Well I also own a 1997 Lexus LS 400 with 185K on it that Ive owned since 2000 and my sunroof you can barely tell if the shade is shut or open. Basically its whisper quiet. All the cars that Ive owned in my family and all the cars my parents have owned or friends I can only think of one or two cars that had what Id call excessive noise from the sunroof. It isnt so much that bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E30 windows sunroof stopd working 92 325i

Hi fuses are good circuit breaker reset comfort relay solder points all intact - still no windows or sunroof power. What did I miss

httpshark.armchair.mb.cadavebmwe30e30_92.pdf is a link to the Electrical Troubleshooting Manual (ETM). Perhaps those schematics and connector locations can help visualize and trace the problem better. Consider cleaning the inside of your window switches. Over time gunk build-up reduces their effectiveness. If you havent used realoem.com yet go there and plug in the last seven of your VIN. That will

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Sunroof Project.. HELP

Hey guys. So for everyone who knows i got my car fixed up i finally painted my jack covers white to match the car... (finally) So now the only thing left to do is to fix my sunroof I know its a huge job and ive looked at a couple DIYs and I cant even BEGIN to understand what the hell its saying. ived looked at this one httpwww.bimmerdiy.comdiye36sunroof AND this one httpwww.pelicanparts.combmwtech...78-sunroof.htm

httpbimmer.roadfly.combmwforumse398023857-4.html here is another site my sunroof has the same problems it retracts but wont pop up and occasionally will rattle over bumps. I was thinking about tackling this one but seems like its just not worth it. however I think this site might be easier to follow then the bimmerdiy site. good luck oh and I think its for a 5 series but I am assuming that they are similer

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 335 sunroof

I have read most of the sunroof threads here in the past. I had my sunroof blow out last year almost to the day. There was no notable impact. bmw did not cover it as it was undoubtedly struck by something not necessarily at the time of the incident but certainly after I took delivery. I had been driving with a Thule box that covers close to 85% of the area of the sunroof at the time of the incident.

Quote Originally Posted by dranger13 I have read most of the sunroof threads here in the past. I had my sunroof blow out last year almost to the day. There was no notable impact. bmw did not cover it as it was undoubtedly struck by something not necessarily at the time of the incident but certainly after I took delivery. I had been driving with a Thule box that covers close to 85% of the area of the

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Closing Sunroof

Ive got a 06 330i and Im wondering if I have a problem or if all of the e90s do this. Basically when I stop the car and turn it off and leave the key fob in the dash (I dont have comfort access) I can still shut the windows but cant shut the sunroof. I have to turn the car back on to shut the sunroof Im wondering if this is common with all e90s or if its my car. I routinely will turn my car off continue

my parents truck had a short and the windows would close. Nothing is broken. The weird thing in this case is that my E46 323i 330Ci and M3 all permitted the sunroof to close until a door was opened. In fact if you ever watched the instructional video that came with early E46s the feature allowing the windows and sunroof to close after the car had been turned off was extensively demonstrated - bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 No chance for Sunroof delete

My Z4M Coupe has more headroom than 335i Coupe and I probably know the answer to this but no one had heard of a future option for a sunroof delete have they Hell I would even keep the price the same if they would take that damn thing out- I want the extra 1.5 of head room so my hair doesnt scrape the headliner.

Quote Originally Posted by bmwfanwashdc sunroof delete devalues car at trade in Most buyers of a car in that price range would expect a sunroof. I know from personal experience. I had a 2000 323ci that I bought with no sunroof and no dealers really wanted car at time of trade for a fair price. They all said car was less desirable secondary to no sunroof. good luck In Southern California dealers have

BMW SERIES 5 E34 How to open sunroof manually

I am almost done replacing the interior pieces of my 94 525i. The only thing left is to get and install a sunroof liner as my car didnt have one when I bought it. There is no shortage of donor at the wrecking yards(even in my color too.grey) but I dont know how to get the liner out without opening the sunroof and every instructional shows access by opening the panel. Obviously theres no battery nor

Cant be much different than a 3 series of the same era httpwww.pelicanparts.combmwtech...78-sunroof.htm

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Sunroof

I recently purchased a 2003 325ci in Jan. 2008 unfortuantly the previouse owner had NO respect for high performance luxary cars like bmw. Over the time that ive had the vehicle i noticed that there are claw marks on the leather (prob. from a dog) and went 30000 miles with out a check up . and when the sun finally came to Seattle my sun roof didnt work and made a loud crunching sound. ive done some

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Sunroof Closing Problem

Now that we have nice weather I have been using the sunroof. It opens and tilts with no problem but when I close it from its retracted position that plastic piece in front does not bend down far enough so the glass hits it and retracts back a bit. The only way I can close the sunroof is reach out and push the piece down while the sunroof is closing. I am not sure why it is not bending down far enough. It probably needs to bend a 14 more to close. Anyone have any ideas or advice

The sunroof mechanisms are surprisingly complex and equally surprisingly made out of plastic...that will fail...eventually...and need replacement. This is so common that bmw has a left and right kit for revamping the sunroofs mechanisms. Once you open up the sunroof and study its components for a little bit you will see why a lot of the tricks people suggest work lube this clean that lift up on the

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Sunroof tilt and rattle fix-how do you align sunroof

This weekend I attempted to fix the tilt and rattle issue im sure alot of guys have. I used the great write up from Camron on roadfly. httpbimmer.roadfly.combmwforumse398023857-4.html Well I got to step 23 on the instructions and cant seem to align the sunroof glass properly so it can go from tilt to close mode. When I try to close the sunroof it hits the roof of the car...its probably 110 of an inch

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