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The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-20-2005, 03:31 PM
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The plastic peice (that moves up and down to create trunk space) that Holds the convertible while it is down has somehow become lose. and makes all sorts of noise while driving. What can I do about this to reinforce? Can a body shop take care of that?
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:03 PM
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The plastic peice (that moves up and down to create trunk space) that Holds the convertible while it is down has somehow become lose. and makes all sorts of noise while driving. What can I do about this to reinforce? Can a body shop take care of that?
Yikes, that doesn't sound good. Fortunately I haven't had this problem... nor have I heard of it occuring before. What year is your cabrio? Could you describe in detail a little more about what exactly has "become loose" to make the noise? Does it still function, i.e. do the open and collapse positions both still work?

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Old 04-20-2005, 05:21 PM
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Yikes, that doesn't sound good. Fortunately I haven't had this problem... nor have I heard of it occuring before. What year is your cabrio? Could you describe in detail a little more about what exactly has "become loose" to make the noise? Does it still function, i.e. do the open and collapse positions both still work?

--J.

Yes, everything still works fine . . but I think the part that is loose is the bottom peice. I cant quite pin-point it because it only occurs when im driving and even if I had someone else drive my car you cant see whats really making the noise because top down or up its always covered you know? But I know the area it is coming from is the plastic top holder.
It makes noises over small bumps. really small bumps. its quite annoying
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:07 AM
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I noticed on my car there is a small cube attached to the underside of the plastic piece that moves up and down. I think it might be an antenna for the OnStar like thing (can't remember BMW's marketing name). Does your car have a small black cube? If it does has it dropped off and is now rattling in the roof compartment.
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Iím with BMW of North America, LLC. Iím sorry to read about this problem with your convertible. If you and your BMW center want our assistance, please phone us at (800) 831-1117 or email us at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, and mention Reference #200511900276 so that we can help you more efficiently.
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