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2002 BMW X5 Sunroof does not open on one side and has a rattle noise, How can I fix this

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Try the reset procedure to put the roof in correct position.

This is done putting the sunroof in lift position (up), and keeping to hold the button down until the roof is settled.
The roof may move or stop, you keep holding down until the roof is completely open. After opening completely keep holding for about thirty seconds.

If that does not fix the problem , then there is a faulty part, something may have broken in the roof mechanism.


Posted on Nov 14, 2009


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