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      02-20-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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Arrow Diy - Sun / Wind Deflector

Hi guys,

I installed the wind deflector yesterday.
It took around 35 minutes for me as i had to figure how exactly it goes but
it can be done in 15 minutes max.

The advantages of having a sun/wind deflector is

1. Direct sungight is avoided.
2. Wind drag is reduces.
3. Car looks a little bit sexy.... LOL


Ok lest start ...
you need
1. Wind deflector
2. Brackets (2),
3. No 2 Phillips screws (2),
4. Screwdriver with No. 2 Phillips head
5. Budlight.


To start with put the deflector on the top and see that it is symmentrical from the front.

Now try to alling the holes on wind deflector so that they are just on the edge when looking from the top.
so you know the position where the brackets should be held .

Oce you got the location of the brackets everything else is easy.
put the brackets in the position . then slowly close the moonroof.so that brackets are in place and dont move .
again place wind deflector over the top to check if the holes on brackets and wind deflector are concentric.

Once when we have everythin in place just apply some pressure on the deflector and try to start the screw. Use a screwdriver for a couple of turns only.
Now repeat on the other side .


When everything looks in place open the roof glass so that you have space and you can use hands more freely.

Now here is the chance to adjust if it dosent look right.

Finally push the deflector down with your hand when you tighten the screws as i felt the deflector would crack and also its easire to screw.

Finally have a Budlight and admire your work. :rocks:

Hope this pictures might help you.


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can you take some pictures from afar? (a head-on shot, profile shot..etc)

thanks for posting a DIY
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interesting that you took on this project at night...can we have some day time pics as well, my old age is getting to me sooner than I thought.

Looks good in the night time tho.
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interesting that you took on this project at night...can we have some day time pics as well, my old age is getting to me sooner than I thought.

Looks good in the night time tho.


sure i am installing mud flaps and alarm today will get the pics posted tomo

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      05-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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Got it on my e92!

Installed myself on my e92 today!
Took about 20 min and was super easy, thanks to ur diy. I wouldnt have known what to do other wise.
THANKS FOR POSTIN THE DIY!!

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For a second there, I thought that white cardboard box was a pole of some type, and I was just thinking: crap, he parked really close to that pole!!

Looks nice, good mod, but personally, I don't like it because I like the roof line the way it is.
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For a second there, I thought that white cardboard box was a pole of some type, and I was just thinking: crap, he parked really close to that pole!!
yeah, i noticed that too and was thinking it was some square metal pole next to his car
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Looks nice, good mod, but personally, I don't like it because I like the roof line the way it is.
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i like the roof as it is this reminds me of those honda cars with that big bubble on top
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always thought those things made the roofs look weird.
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Thx Paplu, looks nice. I had installed one like that in my old '02 Jetta 1.8T and it made a hug difference with blocking the air coming into the car when driving over 40 mph. I havent gotten my bimmer yet so I dont know if this is a must with the BMW nor did I have a bimmer before (but really looking forward to it!); with the Jetta it was...

The one problem I had with the wind deflector is when it rained heavily and I was parked in a slope water would accumulate and twice it had leaked into the car. I had to remove the deflector and had planned on making two small drains (really a hole on each side) for the rain to drain. Perhaps the BMW wind deflector already has this little detail addressed.
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I didn't think this mod is necessary at all. Our sun roofs have a built-in wind deflector which will pop up once the sun roof is opened. Turbulence from the sun roof is minimal with our cars. You can hear and feel the difference if you pull the built-in wind deflector down with your hand while driving on the highway.
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I thought the same thing. LOL

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For a second there, I thought that white cardboard box was a pole of some type, and I was just thinking: crap, he parked really close to that pole!!

Looks nice, good mod, but personally, I don't like it because I like the roof line the way it is.
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