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BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Drive Cable Plate

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2022 Service & Repair Manual / Slide/Tilt Roof / Sunroof / Removing And Installing/Replacing Drive Cable Plate

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Overview of glass lid mechanism:

Sunroof
Fig. 1: Identifying Glass Lid Mechanism Components

  1. Floating roofliner mechanism
  2. Mechanism, front glass lid
  3. Drive wedge
  4. Drive plate
  5. Mechanism, rear glass lid
  6. Control carriage, rear glass lid
  7. Spring retainer
  8. Drive cable, rear glass lid (connecting link)
  9. Drive cable plate
  10. Drive cable, front glass lid (connecting link)
  11. Control carriage, wind deflector
  12. Slide element

Sunroof
Fig. 2: Removing Drive Wedge

If necessary, remove drive wedge (1).

If necessary, slide drive cable plate (2) towards rear and remove from guide rail.

Sunroof
Fig. 3: Sliding Drive Cable Plate

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage when installing drive cable pla

The rear drive cable plate (2) must be engaged before the front drive cable plate (1) is installed.

Incorrect setting can be identified from spring position and lever position (marked area).

Check engagement of rear drive cable plate (2) in guide rail.

Slide in drive cable plate (1).

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