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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:38 PM
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convertible hood compartment wont open help.

Hi, Had a situation today where i fitted a new seal for my 1996 320i manual convertible roof compartment. All fitted well closed the compartment but when I went to open it something seemed to snap now the lever which opens the compartment is ineffective and the roof compartment wont open. Is there another way to open this if so how do I do it? Cant see any other way to open it. Its full of water at the moment because of the broken seal I replaced so am desperate to fix this.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:05 PM
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Hi, Had a situation today where i fitted a new seal for my 1996 320i manual convertible roof compartment. All fitted well closed the compartment but when I went to open it something seemed to snap now the lever which opens the compartment is ineffective and the roof compartment wont open. Is there another way to open this if so how do I do it? Cant see any other way to open it. Its full of water at the moment because of the broken seal I replaced so am desperate to fix this.
Please Help.
Thanks
jon
If you look on here http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...50&hg=41&fg=55 is part 14 in the roof storage area or in the boot/trunk ? maybe if you can access that you can release the clamps via the individual cables if the main lever cable has snapped .
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see this thread about re-engaging the roof. it also talks about disengaging the roof.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=684992
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:24 AM
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The user MrsT just had the same problem and her emergency release strap didn't work either. She said she got it sorted but didn't explain how - you might want to PM her and ask.
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