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The back sunroof on my X3 will not shut. The front one closes and then reopens because the back one won't close. The sunroof won't even openfrom front to back.

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    The back sunroof on my problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.



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Press and hold the sunroof button, the sunroof will open and close (full cycle) then stop, this resets the sunroof system, hope this helps. let me know

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  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2015

    mine doing same. Tried that and and nothing, motor just howled till motor stopped, sounded like it was hard on motor so stopped.



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