BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Glass sunroof

General information

The glass sunroof and the sun protection are operated using the same switch.

Safety information

Warning Body parts can be jammed when operating the glass sunroof. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the glass sunroof is clear during opening and closing.

Overview

Opening and closing

Opening/closing the glass sunroof.

Functional requirements

The glass sunroof and the sun protection can be operated under the following conditions.

  • Standby state is switched on.
  • Drive-ready state is switched on.
  • The vehicle key is in the car's interior.

Lifting/closing glass sunroof

Push switch briefly upward.

  • The closed glass sunroof tilts and the sun protection opens slightly.
  • The opened glass sunroof closes until it is in the tilted position. The sun protection does not move.
  • The tilted glass sunroof closes.

Opening/closing the glass sunroof and sun protection separately

  • Press the switch in the desired direction to the resistance point and hold it there.

    Holding down the switch opens the sun protection. If the sun protection is already fully open, the glass sunroof opens.

    The glass sunroof closes while the switch is being held.

    If the glass sunroof is already closed or in the tilted position, the sun protection closes.

  • Press the switch in the desired direction past the resistance point.

    The sun protection opens automatically. If the sun protection is already fully open, the glass sunroof opens automatically.

    The glass sunroof closes automatically. If the glass sunroof is already closed or in the tilted position, the sun protection closes automatically.

    Pressing the switch upward stops the motion.

Opening/closing the glass sunroof and sun protection together

Briefly press the switch twice in succession in the desired direction past the resistance point.

The glass sunroof and sun protection move together. Pressing the switch upward stops the motion.

Convenient opening and convenient closing with the vehicle key.

Closing via Comfort Access.

Comfort position

In some models, the wind noises in the car's interior are lowest when the glass sunroof is not fully open. In these models, the automatic function initially only opens the glass sunroof up to this comfort position.

Pressing the switch again opens the glass sunroof fully.

Jam protection system

Concept

The jam protection prevents objects or body parts from becoming jammed between the roof and glass sunroof while the glass sunroof is closing.

General information

If a resistance or blockage is detected while the glass sunroof is closing, the closing operation is interrupted once the roof reaches the half-open position, or it is stopped when closing from the tilted position.

Closing from the open position without jam protection

If there is an external danger, proceed as follows:

1. Close all doors.

2. Push the switch forward past the resistance point and hold.

The glass sunroof closes with limited jam protection. If the closing force exceeds a specific threshold, closing is interrupted.

3. Push the switch forward again past the resistance point and hold until the glass sunroof closes without jam protection. Make sure that the closing area is clear.

Closing from the lifted position without jam protection

In the event of danger, proceed as follows:

1. Close all doors.

2. Push the switch forward past the resistance point and hold.

The glass sunroof closes without jam protection.

Initializing after a power interruption

General information

After a power failure during the opening or closing process, the glass sunroof can only be operated to a limited extent.

The system can be initialized under the following conditions.

  • The vehicle is parked in a horizontal position.
  • The drive-ready state is established.
  • The external temperature is above 41 ℉/5 ℃.

During initialization, the glass sunroof closes without jam protection.

Make sure that the closing area is clear.

Initializing the system

Press the switch up and hold it until the initialization is complete:

Initialization begins within 15 seconds.

  • If the glass sunroof is closed, it opens then closes again.
  • If the glass sunroof is open, it first closes, then opens and closes again.

Initialization is complete once the glass sunroof and sun protection have opened then closed again.

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