2002 BMW 330 Sun Roof off track

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DAVES911
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  • 2002 BMW 330
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 98,000 MILES
My sunroof went back too far and has popped off the track. Now it will not close all of the way on the right rear corner. I stays up about 1/2 inch. Are there instructions on how to remove the head liner and is there a way to prevent this from happening in the future?
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 10:23 PM

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Notes

REPAIR PROCEDURE 3

Repair instructions for replacing the sliding headliner and/or the slide driver.

PARTS INFORMATION

PROCEDURE

Remove the complete sunroof cassette per Repair Instructions RA 54 12 211.

Place the sunroof cassette on a work bench.

Carefully unclip the left and right water channel brackets from the linkage arms.

Guide the water channel slide element out of the passenger's side guide rail through the opening provided for this purpose.

Remove the left slide element together with the water channel from the guide rail.

Detach the water channel by pulling in an upward direction.

Remove the retaining screws from both drivers' side slide elements.

Push the slide element located on the front of the sliding headliner forward along the guide rail and remove.

Push the slide element located on the rear of the sliding headliner back along the guide rail and remove.

Lift out the sliding headliner.

Peel a section of the foam seal from the driver's side rear corner of the frame so that the two rivets securing the ends of the plastic corner piece to the frame are exposed.
Note: The adhesive tape may leave residue on the frame.

Drill out both rivets securing the corner piece (one rivet on each end).

Use a heat gun to warm the aluminum frame and break the adhesive holding the corner piece to the frame by prying with a screwdriver or putty knife. Work the tool carefully, using small bites, to prevent damage to the frame.

Remove the old adhesive from the frame with a razor blade.

Remove the drive slide from the track, and clean the tracks of any broken plastic pieces, dirt and old grease.

Lubricate the track with Wurth Glide grease, article number 0893898. Use of other types of grease may react with any grease remaining in the track and cause the mechanism to bind and stick.

Install the new drive slide from the kit into the track from the rear of the guide rail.

Note: In contrast to the old slide driver, the new slide driver (1) wraps around the guide rail (2) and must be installed from the end of the guide rail (2).

Clean and lubricate the passenger's side tracks with Wurth Glide grease, article number 0893898.

Install the new sliding headliner with the preassembled passenger's side slide elements into the upper channel of the guide rail.

Install both new driver's side slide elements with the screws provided and tighten to 1.0 Nm.
Note: The rear driver's side slide element (1) must be fitted behind the slide driver (2).

Apply a strip of 1/4" thick 3M Window Weld Ribbon Sealer approximately 20 cm (8") long, adjacent to the lip in the new corner piece. This will seal the plastic to the frame to prevent water leakage into the car.

Reinstall the tabs of the corner piece into the frame and press into place to ensure a good seal to the frame.

Pop rivet the corner piece into the existing holes.

Apply the double-sided tape from the kit to the frame corner piece (see hatched area).

Reinstall the foam seal and press into place on the adhesive tape.

Install the new water channel with slide element on driver's side guide rail.

Insert the water channel slide on the passengers side in the opening in the guide rail provided for this purpose.

Clip the left and right water channel brackets into the linkage arms.

Reinstall the sunroof cassette per Repair Instructions RA54 12 211.

Reinstall the sunroof glass per Repair Instructions RA54 12 115.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 9:19 AM
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DR. HAGERTY
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This may be something you would want to take on if you have the time and space to do it. The repair procedure is lengthy and not too difficult, first time usually takes 6-8 hours and if you do decide to take it on, send me a PM and we can get on the phone and I will talk you through it. Dr. Hagerty
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