I bought a 1995 325is and the sunroof was broken.. somehow the origonal
owner shoved the cover thing all the way back an now it doesnt come out
and i cant open my sunroof all the way open i can only do the tilt up
So, you've removed the three nuts and 4 screws that hold the roof panel in,
and the liner still willl not come out?
When the roof panel is out, you will see a cross member that it bolts to
(this is where the three nuts come in), and the liner can get hung up on the
cross member. You can not get the liner out until you remove the roof panel.
IF YOU ARE VERY CAREFUL, you can operate the roof motor while the roof panel
is off, but you have to be mindful of both sides moving the same distance.
Without the roof panel, the cables can jump the track, and this would SUCK.
There is no mechanism that I can think of that is meant to hold the liner
all of the way back there, therefore, you will need to get creative to get
the panel free from whatever it has gotten stuck on. No matter what is
holding the liner, you can't free it while the roof panel is in place. You
must remove the roof panel to fix this problem.
With the roof panel tilted, you will see three nuts along the bottom edge of
the raised end of the roof panel. You can remove these nuts, 17mm, and a
couple of screws at the front end of the roof panel, and the panel will come
out of the car. Then, you can see the broken parts.
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