BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Glass sunroof

General information

The glass sunroof and the sun protection are operated using the same switch.

The glass sunroof can be opened from the outside with the vehicle key and also closed with Comfort Access.

With Comfort Access: The glass sunroof can be closed from the outside via Comfort Access.

Safety information

Warning

Body parts can be jammed when operating the glass sunroof. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the glass sunroof is clear during opening and closing.

Overview

Opening and closing

Opening/closing the glass sunroof.

Functional requirements

The glass sunroof and the sun protection can be operated under the following conditions.

The vehicle key must be in the car's interior.

Lifting/closing glass sunroof

Push switch briefly upward.

Opening/closing the glass sunroof and sun protection separately

Opening/closing the glass sunroof and sun protection together

Comfort position

In some models, the wind noises in the car's interior are lowest when the glass sunroof is not fully open. In these models, the automatic function initially only opens the glass sunroof up to this comfort position.

Pressing the switch again opens the glass sunroof fully.

Jam protection system

Concept

The jam protection prevents objects or body parts from becoming jammed between the roof and glass sunroof while the glass sunroof is closing.

General information

If a resistance or blockage is detected while the glass sunroof is closing, the closing operation is interrupted once the roof reaches the half-open position, or it is stopped when closing from the tilted position.

Closing from the open position without jam protection

In case of danger from the outside or if icing might prevent normal closing, proceed as follows:

1. Close all doors.

2. Push the switch forward past the resistance point and hold.

The glass sunroof closes with limited jam protection. If the closing force exceeds a specific threshold, closing is interrupted.

3. Push the switch forward again past the resistance point and hold until the glass sunroof closes without jam protection. Make sure that the closing path is clear.

Closing from the lifted position without jam protection

In case of danger from the outside or if icing might prevent normal closing, proceed as follows:

1. Close all doors.

2. Push the switch forward past the resistance point and hold.

Initializing after a power interruption

General information

After a power interruption during the opening or closing process, the glass sunroof can only be operated to a limited extent. Initializing the system can help in this case.

The system can be initialized under the following conditions:

During initialization, the glass sunroof closes without jam protection.

Make sure that the closing path is clear.

Initializing the system

Press the switch up and hold it until the initialization is complete: Initialization begins within 15 seconds.

Initialization is complete once the glass sunroof and sun protection have opened then closed again.

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