BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Replacing Seal For Slide/Tilt Sunroof Lid At Rear

Necessary preliminary tasks:

NOTE: Follow repair instructions for bonded seals on glass slide/tilt sunroof.

Detach seal (1) from slide/tilt sunroof lid.

Installation:

Clean bonding surface with adhesive remover (sourcing reference: BMW Parts Service).

Press seal without stretching (squashing).

IMPORTANT: Do not touch bonding surface.

Surface temperature > or =20 ºC

Incorrect bonding of the seal will result in leakage.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 49: Detaching Seal From Slide/Tilt Sunroof Lid

REPLACING SEAL FOR SLIDE/TILT SUNROOF FRAME

Necessary preliminary tasks:

NOTE: Follow repair instructions for bonded seals on glass slide/tilt sunroof.

Pull off seal of sunroof cut-out at contact edge starting from body. (Peel off)

Installation:

Clean bonding surface with adhesive remover (sourcing reference: BMW Parts Service).

Press seal without stretching (squashing).

Stick on seal in sections.

Establish seal joint.

IMPORTANT: Do not touch bonding surface.

Surface temperature > or =20 ºC

Incorrect bonding of the seal will result in leakage.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 50: Pulling Off Seal Of Sunroof Cut-Out

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING FRONT FLOATING ROOFLINER FOR GLASS SLIDE/TILT SUNROOF

This operation is described in section on:

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING REAR FLOATING ROOFLINER FOR GLASS SLIDE/TILT SUNROOF

This operation is described in section on:

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING BOTH FLOATING ROOFLINERS FOR GLASS SLIDE/TILT SUNROOF

Necessary preliminary tasks:

NOTE: Front and rear floating roofliners can be removed separately from each other.

Make sure that grease on the rails does not come into contact with the floating roofliner.

Front floating roofliner:

Open floating headliner approx. halfway.

Front rain channel must be situated between first and second screws.

Release screws (1).

Tightening torque.

Remove star shims.

Installation:

Replace microencapsulated screws and insert with Loctite.

Make sure star shims are correctly positioned.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 51: Removing Star Shims

Pull out floating roofliner (2) in direction of arrow.

If necessary, press wind deflector downwards.

Installation:

Carefully raise floating roofliner mechanism.

Rear floating roofliner: Close floating roofliner.

Release screws (1).

Tightening torque.

Installation:

Replace microencapsulated screws and insert with Loctite.

Remove tensioning springs (left side only) and shims.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 52: Identifying Screw

Slide floating roofliner (4) in direction of arrow (1) between outer body skin and roofliner.

Slide floating roofliner (4) up to end of control rail (3).

Raise floating roofliner (4) and remove over control rail (3) in direction of arrow (2).

IMPORTANT: Slider set can fall sideways out of guide rail.

Risk of damage to drag arm.

Secure slider set or if necessary remove.

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 53: Raising Floating Roofliner

Electrical Sun Roof Components
Fig. 54: Identifying Spring And Recess Of Rear Floating Roofliner

Installation:

Tensioning springs (1) must rest correctly in recess of rear floating roofliner (2).

Left side: make sure washer (4) is correctly positioned with turning lock.

Right side: insert white plastic shims.

Replace microencapsulated screws and insert with Loctite.

Tightening torque.

IMPORTANT: A gap of light between the floating roofliners is not permitted.

Performing function check:

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