Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Without ever doing this job before it took about 30 minutes to get the headliner out of the car. I fallowed your technical guide and upon inspection I found the power shade retractor arm was bent upwards and the sunshade guides were broken. Much to my chagrin, the first time I tried to operate the roof, they slipped out, and my wiper got so mangled up that remaining plastic tip on the passenger side broke off, and I had to use the tape improvisation on that side as well. Performance Gain: Properly working sunroof shade Complementary Modification: Give your car a good wash Need to buy parts for this project? The problem is i cant get to the torx screw towards the end of the sun shade.
Does anyone know where to get just that tiny little grey clip that fits on the driver head? Next, grab the sunroof delete panel and slide it in place to ensure it fits well. If you don't get it perfectly cleaned up, you will see bumps and other defects under the new fabric. I might have a bit more room in the x5, but I imagine the magazines are close to the same size. If you see leaks, there are a few options. Fitment was spot on and it came with mounting holes pre-drilled to make installation a breeze. You basically have one chance to lay the fabric down. My experience two different cars is that the driver side glides break, and when the shade goes askew, the passenger side glides come off and land somewhere inside the roof cavity.
Who knows how long it will hold up: Improvised Guide Pin Tip Now that the wiper is out of the car, you have an unencumbered view into the sunroof cavity. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Is there some sort of automatic alignment that can be done like holding a certain switch? Hope that might help some. The video makes it sound louder than it actually is. I would replace them, as well as the front guides.
Any suggestions on how i can get to that? And the view from inside of the car. I got a pretty good deal for the X3, but on the interior, it's missing the rear sunroof panel for the panoramic roof. It is also a good idea to have them confirm what the issue is. Here is what the base of the mirror looks like. All you have to do is grab the mirror assembly and rotate it clockwise, it will release from the rear view mirror mount. We will now loosen the rear C pillar trims. You should now be ready to lower the headliner.
Once you remove both screws, you can unplug the sun visor connector and set them aside. There will be some electrical connectors you will have to disconnect before you can completely remove the headliner. I've reused the passenger side glides and replaced one driver side glide on two different cars. Refer to the Locking Pin photos above. My shade opens a few inches, just shy of the 2nd torx screw of the three on each side of the glass which needs to be removed to gain access and pull my shade out.
What is the average repair time? Please report any submissions that violate our rules. This should reset your sunroof and give you full functions again. I'm not entirely certain how the rear cover is popped up - but I believe the metal mesh piece on the front cover missing on mine has a tab that follows a lower track, then hits a cam or the like on the rear cover which pops it up after the front cover passes and drags it forward with the front cover - and operates to stow the rear cover when it's retracting in reverse. Material coming off, and it won't slide back but halfway and then gets caught on something. August 30, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think you are looking for a sunshade. We love fast cars, motorsports, and automotive culture. Then align top of sunroof glass with roof panel by lifting up.
It's held on by 3 T-25 Torx screws: Sunroof Motor To adjust the roof motor, loosen the T-25 screws until its worm gear clears the sunroof drive gear, and then turn the motor a little use the special bent allen wrench that's in the toolkit in the trunk of the car; engage it into its hole in the drive gear. Slide the sunshade as far back as it will go. If you are working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Repeat for the fully closed and tilt-up positions. The first step is to remove the headliner.
December 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would assume something is worn. This would also be a good time to check your sunroof drain lines and make sure they are functioning properly. From there you will have to maneuver the headliner past the pillar trims you might have to bend the edges of the headliner a little bit. . The basic procedure is to remove the grab handles, the sun visors, the alarm sensor if equipped. January 6, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what year and model vehicle you are working on. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
To avoid marring the trim if you need to pry anything, work with a plastic prying tool or wrap a screwdriver tip with masking tape before prying out trim panels, switches or electrical accessories. You mentioned you have bent this back into place many times, any tips on properly repairing this piece? Then pull the wiring for the mirror down and unclip the connector. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. I chose to use some door jab weatherstripping tape I picked up from PepBoyz and run it around the edge of the lip. Thanks for your advice in advance. Next we'll want to remove the sun visor.
I would remove the glass and inspect the tracks. Any ideas August 10, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Remove the motor access cover and manually close it or position it so you can access the fasteners. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Using our kit, the Sunshade replacement repair takes approximately 2-3 Hours to complete. This would be the first place I would look. My son actually stepped on mine while it was on the ground.