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Old 04-14-2019, 04:32 PM
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Panoramic Roof, front panel, inside

The material has separated from my front shade panel on my '05.

On the 3 Series (E46) of the same year, I know how to take the shade out. But on my X5 I do not know. The shade in the E46 is not driven, you simply pull it to where you want it. The E53 is driven, therefore there is a learning curve that I hope to shave some time from.

I have never used any sort of glue to affix the material to the headliner, is there a glue that works and where might I find some?
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:02 PM
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Canít tell you how to pull the pano but I do have an idea for gluing the fabric.

When my buddies a pillars started to wrinkle up and peel we used 3m spray adhesive. Sprayed a little in the a pillar directly and then on the fabric, let the two tac up for just a minute or two and then stuck them back together. Thatís been a few years ago now and even being baked by the sun they still look good. You can usually find it at most automotive stores, Autozone, Advanced Auto, etc.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:18 AM
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Canít tell you how to pull the pano but I do have an idea for gluing the fabric.

When my buddies a pillars started to wrinkle up and peel we used 3m spray adhesive. Sprayed a little in the a pillar directly and then on the fabric, let the two tac up for just a minute or two and then stuck them back together. Thatís been a few years ago now and even being baked by the sun they still look good. You can usually find it at most automotive stores, Autozone, Advanced Auto, etc.
I did this. It is terrible solution if you ever need to cut through that 3m glue.

To get the shades out.

Put pano into vent mode with shades all the way back.
Pull away accordion thing, remove screws holding glass to the tracks.
Remove rear glass same way. May have to wiggle it some past the rubber seal.
Shade removes from top. Make sure to note where each screw goes. They are 3 or 4 different kinds.
One side of the shade, I forget which, has a spring type of shit between the shade and shade track. It will pop out on you when you slide the shade out. Go slow, and check inside and outside for giant metal paperclip looking thing. Note orientation, and side they belong on. You need to put them back in.

Fairly straight forward job.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:54 AM
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I did this. It is terrible solution if you ever need to cut through that 3m glue.

LoL... that is true, but why would you ever need to take the fabric back off??
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:11 AM
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LoL... that is true, but why would you ever need to take the fabric back off??
To wrap it in suede silly.
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To wrap it in suede silly.

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Roger that! I totally see where youíre going with that now - by the way, that looks amazing!
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:43 PM
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Roger that! I totally see where youíre going with that now - by the way, that looks amazing!
Cabin filled with sunlight, it looks amazing with the different patterns on the roof from the vacuum or me feeling it up. My kids keep constantly touching it too. Plus Iím not afraid to vacuum it anymore. The old adhesive dries up and is scary to touch.

Going to do the pillars this summer. A and B for sure, maybe C and D.
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