1999 E36 318ti compact, sunroof stuck open?

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  1. 1999 E36 318ti compact, sunroof stuck open? 
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    Hi I left the roof open last night and it rained but the roof has still been working today. I left the roof up on tilt this afternoon and when I came back to it,it won't come back down. I've tried another switch but no luck, I'm guessing prob the motor broke? Is there any way of getting the roof back down? Thanks
     
     

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    there is an allen key in the toolkit .. remove cover from headlining that covers motor insert allen key in motor and wind closed
     
     

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    Brilliant thanks mate
     
     

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    no probs
     
     

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    Hi, could you please remember to add the vehicle details and a informative title in the Thread Title next time as per forum rules please http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-rules-t76199/, the Thread title has been done for you this time. It makes it far easier for people looking up help for their own problems or conversions if they have the same car.
     
     

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    I've just done that thanks,after doing that the roof is now working fine again apart from when I put it up on tilt its like its going up to far then it won't come down unless I do it manually with the Allen key for one turn then press the button.Can anyone shed any light on that please?
     
     

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    Ok sorry
     
     

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    try greasing the joints as it may be stiff
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza316i View Post
    there is an allen key in the toolkit .. remove cover from headlining that covers motor insert allen key in motor and wind closed
    Just come home with the sunroof stuck open, thought it was going to be a trip to the garage....however your advice worked a treat and not only was I able to get the roof shut, but it's working again now! Think it had just got stuck so some grease should sort that.

    Thanks a million Dazza!

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