BMW 5 Series: Pinch protection system - Glass sunroof, powered - Opening and closing - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Pinch protection system

If the closing force when closing the glass sunroof exceeds a certain value, the closing movement is stopped, beginning at approximately the middle of the opening in the roof, or from the tilted position during closing.

The glass sunroof opens again slightly.

Despite the pinch protection system, check that Danger of pinching even with pinch protection
Despite the pinch protection system, check that the roof's closing path is clear; otherwise, the closing action may not be interrupted in certain extreme situations, such as when thin objects are present.◀

Closing without the pinch protection system

For example, if there is an external danger, proceed as follows:

1. Press the switch forward beyond the resistance point and hold.

Pinch protection is limited and the roof reopens slightly if the closing force exceeds a certain value.
2. Press the switch forward again beyond the resistance point and hold until the roof closes without pinch protection.

    Opening/closing the glass sunroof and sliding visor together
    Briefly press the switch twice in succession in the desired direction past the resistance point. The glass sunroof and sliding visor move together. Pressing the switch again stops the moti ...

    Initializing after a power failure
    After a power failure during the opening or closing process, the roof can only be operated to a limited extent. Initializing the system The system can be initialized when the vehicle is statio ...

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