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Tommys 89 635
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Rear sunshade no longer retract

Post by Tommys 89 635 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:48 am

My sunshade no longer retracts, can it be fixed? Can these be taken apart and fixed? If not, I'll be looking for one for my 89. Thanks
Tommy
1989 635 CSI (Second owner since 1995, driven daily and retired in 2013 to occasional driving)
2011 335D

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86_6series
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Re: Rear sunshade no longer retract

Post by 86_6series » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:31 pm

<t>Yes,<br/>
<br/>
You'll have to take out the back shelf. Drill out the rivets on one side<br/>
of the shaft, wind up the shade and re-rivet the end cap to hold the tension on the spring.<br/>
Not a fun job. Years later, it happened again. Not this time, I now leave it rolled up <br/>
on top of the back shelf snugged against the rear window. Stays put even on track days.<br/>
<br/>
Good luck<br/>
Bob V</t>

Tommys 89 635
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Re: Rear sunshade no longer retract

Post by Tommys 89 635 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:06 pm

Thanks for tip. When you drilled out the rivets, what actually happen to your shade?

after your repair, does your shade retract?

I'd definitely want to try and fix it.

Years ago I replaced it with a new one.
Tommy
1989 635 CSI (Second owner since 1995, driven daily and retired in 2013 to occasional driving)
2011 335D

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Re: Rear sunshade no longer retract

Post by 86_6series » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:37 am

It worked fine when I tested after the fix.

Decided to use it on a sunny day after parking, then blammo --spring unraveled again.

The shade shaft tips are inserted into the end caps.

To wind up the shade, IIRC only one cap has to be removed

to rewind the spring.

Tommys 89 635
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Re: Rear sunshade no longer retract

Post by Tommys 89 635 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:31 am

That’s my fear, fix it then it unravels and not retract. Well i’ll See what happens. Thanks
Tommy
1989 635 CSI (Second owner since 1995, driven daily and retired in 2013 to occasional driving)
2011 335D

Tommys 89 635
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Re: Rear sunshade no longer retract

Post by Tommys 89 635 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:05 am

Bob,

I drilled the one side of the rivets out, rewinded the shade, re-revited it and no luck. No tension/retracting as I pull out the shade. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Anyone else tried to fix their sunshade?

Thanks
Tommy
1989 635 CSI (Second owner since 1995, driven daily and retired in 2013 to occasional driving)
2011 335D

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