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Old 06-15-2021, 10:06 PM
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Back in 2018 I bought a 06 X5 with the pano roof. *In 2019 got in an accident and the car wasnít damaged too bad but it tweaked the frame. *I then bought a 05 X5 that was like brand new except the pano roof would open in the vent position but then the back half would not close. I had to physically force it to close.* Looking into it I *found a lot of broken plastic pieces in the track and so forth. I watched the YouTube videos on how to repair it. I was still kind of lost on it so I decided to take the cartridge out of my 06 and put it into my 05. I did it by myself and at first I was really hesitant because I had to take the headliner out without damaging it. The Bentley shop manual does not have a section on replacing the cartridge. I figured since my 06 is now a parts car I figured I would take the cartridge out of that one first so I can learn how to do it. I found it easy to take out so I took the one out of my 05 and switch them it works beautifully and thereís no leaks. Wondering how I was going to support this while I unbolted the cartridge from the roof without having it fall down onto the seats I took a heavy duty rubber bungee cord and hooked it to the sheet metal of the roof from side to side under the front portion of the cartridge *then proceeded to unscrew the bolts and let the front of the cartridge rest on the bungee cord *and the back of the cartridge rest on the backrest of the back seat with a towel in between.* Then just going from front to back I let the back half of the cartridge rest on the tailgate (in the closed position) and the front half was them resting on the covered backrest of the back seat. I used a rubber bungee cord so I could have that movement to slide the cartridge back and yet still be supported by the front and then proceeded to lift up the front of the cartridge moved to bungee cord and let it sit on the backrest of the seats. *You could of course go to a junkyard and pick up the whole cartridge from another one and just replace it. Although it does involve more work you could do it in a day at least that's how long it took me to do mine and I had no instructions to follow on how to replace the cartridge. *Don't know if this helps you but just thought I'd share my experience with you
Yes that helps a lot. I was wondering how removing the cartridge would go. I imagine with the glass out it's not nearly as heavy as the replacement one, but the bungee idea is great, thank you
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Okay you are correct that screw in the middle is one of them there is also a second one which is going to be to the front of the back panel so you have a total of four screws on each panel two on each side. The scre2s on the front you need to pull down the plastic rain gutter in between the two glass panels and that will allow a little bit more room to get your I believe it's a number 20 torx bit which is inserted into a quarter inch quarter drive socket with a long extension and then to the ratchet. What you want to do is tape the torx bit into the socket and the socket onto the extension just so it doesn't fall out while you're up in there because it's a pain in the butt to retrieve the screw or the torx bit and there's no room for your hands or your fingers really. If I knew how to send a picture back to you I would I don't know how to send pictures on this website yet. But I'm still working on that one yeah so there are two screws per side per glass and if you ever do change the whole the cartridge the whole unit do it with the glass panels in because if you take the panels out and put it in yes it's lighter but then to put the panels in and any other joining parts it's rather difficult with the roof half over where you're working and I found that out the hard way. I will keep working on that picture to send it back to you and I hope this answers your question let me know okay.

Oh I almost forgot one other thing when you put the glass back in you want the thickness of a credit card between the two panels. Seriously, it works 4 When you install the back panel .
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Thanks lost puppy.

Can anyone confirm for the panoramic headliner if 51437194187 is the right part # for the clips? It looks like the only option but shows itís only in the back.


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Old 06-17-2021, 01:52 PM
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You're welcome Miloh.
As to your question about the part number for the headliner clips. I would call Teresa she is at Crevier BMW at the parts counter here in Santa Ana, California, and the phone number there is
657-213-3493. If you do call ask for her specifically she has helped me on a number of items and takes the time to go into detail with me about my X5. So far one of the best I found in parts for BMW
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Old 07-18-2021, 12:42 PM
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Hereís an update:

I finally had time to pull the headliner and reveal the panoramic cartridge. Clockwork (thanks!) sent me a replacement seal, and I got a replacement cartridge in the mail about a month ago.

My headliner was full of leaves and debris from the two times it definitely flooded up there. As well, the headliner showed some water stains around the moonroof hole. I will also be recovering the headliner with new material, using 3M Super Yellow Trim Adhesive (08090).

I bought eBay fabric, enough to do the sunroof panels also and hopefully enough to do the pillars - transitioning from gray to black.

I gotta say, everything was going swimmingly yesterday. I found the lower tailgate top part with reflectors needs replacing cause it creaks like crazy, the trunk D pillars have broken tabs on them, and I think I disconnected and reconnected the battery like 7 times. I expected nothing less from this monstrosity.

I got really upset because for the last 5 years the cloth sunroof cover would not close completely, it would only retract. None of the guys at the shop I go to could get it to close, lol. So when it was 3:00-4:00PM during summer I would be blinded by a 4 inch gap letting sun hit my eyes. And yesterday I got it to close.

Anyway, I found I cannot tilt my currently installed sunroof. Does reinitializing it fix that? Is it ok to do that if it completely opens and closes the glass but the cover sticks occasionally when closing? I press vent and it pulls the glass forward from closed but wonít open it, and wonít open it when the cloth covers are closed. It does make the covers split.

I believe I need to vent it to remove the glass panels and then to remove the cartridge, correct? Can I remove the glass panels without venting it?


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Old 07-18-2021, 08:46 PM
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Ooh never mind. Ya boy got it replaced and working. I didnít get the glass seated perfectly, it makes a nice clunk noise anytime it closes from the vent position. But it works, initialization worked. Muy bien.

Thank you Clockwork for the seal! It needed it for sure.

If anyone has input on seating the glass, that would be really helpful and much appreciated.


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