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///M POWER 12-17-2006 06:14 PM

!!! Sunroof Visor Problem !!!
Hey Guys,

I don't know if my luck just gets worse :crying: ...but I'm hoping that this better be an easy and inexpensive fix. Here's my problem. A few nights ago, my sunroof is closed, and the visor of the sunroof (the felt piece that's on the inside of the car, that closes to keep light from coming through the sunroof) is closed as well.

Well here goes...I begin to slide the visor thingy backwards to open the sunroof...and I guess I pulled back too hard and the next thing i hear is 'CRACK' :confused:...and then the visor thing is jammed it won't go back any here I am pissed & confused as f#%$ so...I decide to pull the visor thingy close I'm in the process of pulling the visor forward this little black plastic (what i think is some type of clip) falls out of the visor...and I'm thinkin' that can't be a good thing :mad:

Now to make matters worse, the visor is suppose to stop once the handle reaches pretty much to the rear, however now my problem is the visor can go so far back in the roof it can pretty much disappear... :Idunno: ...and to make matters worse, I can't retract my sun roof (slide all the way back) because it pushes the visor thingy even further back into the roof of the car and jams the sunroof from going any further!!! :angry: :angry: :angry:

I hope everyone knows what piece I'm talking about...

Any suggestions? :Idunno:

Thanks in advance,


PS. The "visor thingy" i'm referring to is the interior piece of the sunroof which you can manually open and close depending if you want light to come into the car

Amit 12-18-2006 12:21 PM

It's a common problem. No need to stress.

The clips holding the panel to the rails breaks.
It's a pretty simple DIY.
Just do a search on sunroof clips e46 and you'll find everything you need.

ah, hell here it is:

///M POWER 12-18-2006 07:51 PM

Thanks Amit for your suggestion...although I am waiting for Justin e36's response first as it doesn't seem to be an expensive fix through his mechanic!!!

Thanks anyways,


champ0202 12-18-2006 07:53 PM

your not alone
I have experienced the exact same problem, and I mean exact. If the visor piece gets to a point that you can not see it move your sunroof half way back or open, the visor will then be easier to pull forward when the roof is in this position. The clips are easy enough to replace but if your as lazy as I am just don’t let the sunroof go so far back that you cant see the handle and you will be ok

Good Luck

///M POWER 12-18-2006 11:15 PM


...I'm sure you and I feel the exact same way especially when you've got a hot car....and you want everything to work nice and crisp...and I'm huge on the sunroof, now I can't even retract it all the way cause it will get jammed...grrrrrr:mad:

Alizay 06-26-2008 01:40 PM

FRIGGIN HELL... i'm having this issue now... and I JUST bought my E46 this week!

azn_oo1 06-26-2008 02:39 PM

anyone want to meet up and get these suckers fixed

Alizay 06-26-2008 03:19 PM

Do you know a place?

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