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I have a 1998 BMW 740i, and the sunroof wont open. I have removed the panel cover and tried to manually open the roof with an allen wrench and it will only move a 1/4 turn. the electric motor has the same result, 1/4 turn. does anyone have an answer for this?

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Do you have an owner's handbook? What happens is that they use a rod that looks like a big screw. If that track has been damaged in any way, it can bind and may require excessive force to close. The manual indicates that some resistance is felt at the halfway point and that if if triggers it to retract, to hold the button forward. If this does not work, I would push with my hand while holding the button til it is closed. The headliner may have to be removed to gain axcess to be repaired. Let me know on the owner's handbook and what you find with the sunroof.

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