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2004 x3 sunroof won't close in back

Any ideas why it won't shut, the front one shuts and then reopens because the back one won't close.

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  • kaaat Sep 23, 2008

    Mine's doing the same thing. i got it closed but had to disable the motor so it didn't get stuck open again. any suggestions are greatly appreciated...

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I have 2004 x3 and the other day the sunroof got stuck in tilt. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the whole roof. Luckily it was under warranty.

  • knoxsarah Nov 30, 2008

    I have a 2004 x3. I just purchased the vehicle. The sunroof worked great for 2 days. Then I pushed the tilt button and it is stuck open. We have only

    had it for 2 days. The glass was sliding open and closed with ease. I was pushing buttons because it was new to me. That is when it went to the tilt position and it acted like it wanted to close the front glass but not the back.

    Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    2004 x3 sunroof won't close in back

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    2005 X3 panorama glass sunroof stuck in the tilt position while the front part glass assembly works well. The rear glass remains stuck open in the tilt position.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I had the same problem in Jan 2009 with my 2004 2.5i x3. Took it back to BMW and they used a repair kit apparantly mandated by BMW north america to "fix" the problem, however, the problem was not fixed. They replaced the entire casing around the structure around the sunroof. Mine was under warranty and the repairs cost me nothing, but the BMW service guy suggested BMW North America might be flexible with fixing this problem for x3's that are out of warranty since the problem stems from some sort of design fault.

  • Guest 72 Mar 05, 2009

    My rear sunroof panel is stuck open also. My car is out of warranty and the dealer said it would cost around 4800.00. I told him to just get it closed (i might as well buy a new car with money, but i'm not!!!) and he said the diagnostic testing confirmed a fatal error and that the pane would not close no matter what they do. They are petitioning BMWNA to fix it for free because I service my car still at BMW. I doubt they will do it. But I know for sure, one way or the other that rear glas is going to close!! I suggested a possible fault and the service tech said no way. Yay, I love my BMW.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I have a 2004 2.5 x3. My sun roof also in the back wont close. It is out of warranty (of course) and the dealer said I would have to replace the entire carraige for $5k. Want sense does that make? I asked them to just get it closed and of course they could not (or maybe did not want to). I am very dissapointed as the car is a little over four years and I barely used the sunroof. The guy at the dealer said you could go online and find the sunroof cheaper and just have them install it. But I am sure that will cost too.



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2005 front one closes but want stay cause back one want close can you help

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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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