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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 06-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Rnailling Rnailling is offline
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Mein Auto: 1999 M3
Convertible top service??

Anybody know a good shop in LA area that can repair and/or replace my M3 conv. top without killing my budget??

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Old 06-24-2015, 01:07 PM
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Mein Auto: E24x2,E36x2,E30x1, F150
Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Pick one:

1) cheap work, or

2) good work

You aren't likely to find the two together, but good luck! You might try posting that in the regional forums here:


and/or here:

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Old 06-24-2015, 02:44 PM
AKITMD AKITMD is offline
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Depending on the problem, I would try and troubleshoot on the forum first. If you have a tear or obvious broken piece, different. If there are odd issues, check the forum. I spent ridiculous sums of money to find that pressing a sensor was a 1 second fix that I could live with. The sensor would get finicky if the got too hot inside.
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convertible, repair advice

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