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      11-10-2014, 10:24 AM   #45
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Just stick the rubber bumpers as per the picture above and be done with it... BMW obviously doesn't care about the problem or doesn't subscribe to the K.I.S.S. principal.
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      11-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #46
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Yesterday i went to STAPLES store, i picked up a pack of 12 clear round bumpers for less than 3 dollars. I applied the round bumpers on as described on the pics and i havent heard any noises.. Also it rained last night, no sign of water leaks. I have to do the same fix on my fiancee's 2014 x3.

good job lbjgh!!
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Glad it worked for ya.
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Yesterday i went to STAPLES store, i picked up a pack of 12 clear round bumpers for less than 3 dollars. I applied the round bumpers on as described on the pics and i havent heard any noises.. Also it rained last night, no sign of water leaks. I have to do the same fix on my fiancee's 2014 x3.

good job lbjgh!!
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As we head into the colder weather I'll post my free fix for the Pano roof (cold weather) noise.

I just placed nylon furniture bumpers on the plastic 'stand off' bits. I have no idea what the real name is but pictures are worth 1000 words.
THANK YOU!!! I used little felt ones instead of rubber ones (took less than 15 seconds), but basically the same thing, and the roof is silenced! It's been three days now. Heavy rain, and no leaks - everything seems tight.

I'll report back as temperatures get much colder in the coming days, but on my way to the store, the sunroof was creaking like crazy, and on the way home, and since then, blissful silence.

Frankly, even if I have to replace the little felt things occasionally, I'm happy, although I wish BMW would just design in a more permanent fix.

Thanks, again, lbjgh. In particular, appreciate the clear pictures. I knew exactly what to do.
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This minor mod has worked for me and it's been about a month with temperatures cold enough to cause the sunroof to squeak.

What is amazing is that BMW doesn't have a solution to this, nor does my dealer, yet someone here found a 50 cent and 2 minute solution that actually works!

Last year my dealer even got BMW to approve the installation of an entirely new sunroof cassette, which must cost thousands of dollars
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As we head into the colder weather I'll post my free fix for the Pano roof (cold weather) noise.

I just placed nylon furniture bumpers on the plastic 'stand off' bits. I have no idea what the real name is but pictures are worth 1000 words.
I had the same problem with crackling in the panorama roof. Silicone pads are solved problem.
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its been several weeks with silent ride for 2 x3's.
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Where exactly do the pads go? I'm having a little trouble getting oriented in the provided picture
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If you open the pano roof you'll notice two small plastic finger-like pieces that make contact with the underside of the pano roof panel. They make contact with the panel when closed and are easier to see when the roof tilts open (not slide open) on either side of the car.

Sitting in the driver's seat you should be able to see the piece referred to on the passenger side and vice versa.

Just tilt open the roof and stick on the felt/rubber bumper.

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Where exactly do the pads go? I'm having a little trouble getting oriented in the provided picture
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I'm a little worried that this will put extra pressure on the mechanism and cause damage in the future. What do you think?
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It won't hurt the mechanism. If anything the plastic would crack.... didn't crack last year with plenty of minus 20c weather on my car or this year.
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I'm a little worried that this will put extra pressure on the mechanism and cause damage in the future. What do you think?
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If you open the pano roof you'll notice two small plastic finger-like pieces that make contact with the underside of the pano roof panel. They make contact with the panel when closed and are easier to see when the roof tilts open (not slide open) on either side of the car.

Sitting in the driver's seat you should be able to see the piece referred to on the passenger side and vice versa.

Just tilt open the roof and stick on the felt/rubber bumper.
Ah, thanks! Look in the middle and not in the front?
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I too did the plastic bumper trick and works like a charm. Not a squeak since. Let's hope it doesn't wear out any seals or anything else prematurely.
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I've noticed this when going over bumps and mainly in cold weather. Hasn't bothered me enough to do anything about it yet.. probably my music is usually very loud good to know there is an easy fix! Thanks!
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