Roof catching on rear trim

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Roof catching on rear trim

Post by Mrmct » Thu May 23, 2019 1:12 pm

Hi All

Annoying issue....

When opening the roof, the top of the glass for the rear window is catching on the rear interior trim behind the seats. Thinking this was the classic latch removal problem, I had it removed. :headbang:

Tested the roof and its catching definitely on the interior trim. Makes a right thump as it goes down the last 6 inches or so.

Found this picture - and its the grey trim in line with the latch. I no longer have the central latch:

http://www.zpost.com/forums/attachment. ... 1317330135

Any ideas? It's driving me nuts and I dont want it wearing through or damaging the roof

Many thanks

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Post by Mrmct » Thu May 23, 2019 1:15 pm

To note - I did see this post, and had a good look for the springs mentioned last night but just could not see them:

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Post by srhutch » Thu May 23, 2019 4:42 pm

It’s the latch you need to remove. Although mines a facelift it still had the latch which was marking the roof, so I removed it.
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Post by Mrmct » Thu May 23, 2019 5:02 pm

The latch on the rear trim has been removed already

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Post by srhutch » Thu May 23, 2019 9:03 pm

Mrmct wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:02 pm
The latch on the rear trim has been removed already
The bit above what has been ringed in the picture?
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Post by Mrmct » Fri May 24, 2019 12:29 pm

Yes that's removed now. The top of the roof window is catching on the plastic trim at the rear as it goes down now.

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Post by Mrmct » Sat May 25, 2019 10:02 pm

Does anyone know of a specialist or member down south who may be able to have a look?

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Post by Wortmanov » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 am

Perhaps a bit late, dont know if you had it sorted already.
I had the same issue (together with the stowage lock), turns out some of the rings on the trim were broken.
Ordered a new piece of trim from BMW (only 20 something euro) and no issues since :)

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Post by Mrmct » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:29 pm

It's still doing it, if i push the glass of the screen as the roof is going down to the back, it clears ok by millimetres.

Almost like something isn't aligned right.

Which interior part are you referring to?

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Post by Wortmanov » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:53 am

Sorry for the late reply, partnumber is 51437110231, which is number 4 https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=51_4920

Don't forget to order new clips as well :)

Edit: you might want to check if the rings on the plastic are indeed broken. They were in my case, so it kept pulling it down, only making it worse in the end :x

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Post by Drjones » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:18 am

Know it's an old post but had this issue as well.
Simple fix. It's likely to be that the rear tray has spring loaded sides. These springs need oil/lubrication. If not oiled they stay upright and don't allow the window to seat correctly causing the window to force the roof fabric forward and catch on the rear bulkhead. You can lube from within the boot. Easy fix.
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