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Old 02-08-2008, 04:47 PM
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closing a 1989 325i convertible top

I bought an '89 325i convertible (my first BMW) a few months ago. For a car that old, it's in pretty good shape and my only real problem so far is learning how to put the top down. Can anyone point me to a diagram/drawing/video which explains this? Thanks. Attachment shows me, my two grandchildren, and our 'new' BMW. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:17 PM
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is it a manual or auto top??
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:52 AM
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Welcome I used to have one. I see in the pic that its down. So do you need help to put it up or down. To put it down, pull the 2 latches above the windshield. Pus up to release tension on the top. Go to the drivers side and pull up the rear section that has the back window in it. push it forward as much as possible. Release the had cover by the handles on the inside panel that looks like a door release. Slip your finger under the edge of the hard shell and slid it toward the rear until you feel a metal safety latch. Pus it back toward the rear of the car and then lift it up. The you just fold the top down into the storage area and close the hard cover. Once you do it, you will see how easy it is and only takes a couple of seconds to do. The hardest part it finding the safety latch under the hard cover. This is for the manual top. I no longer have the car so I cant help with pics or video.
I hope I didn't confuse you too much but it really is easy once you do it the first time.

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Old 02-15-2008, 08:55 AM
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closing top

Here is how I lower mine.

1. open the latches inside.
2. standing on the drivers side pop up the front with your left hand (it will go up about a foot)
3. using your right hand raist the back portion using your left hand to smooth the fold of the plastic window.
4. with the window folded up, release the latch to the lid (storeage area for the top)
5. lower the back area into the storeage area and continue to push back the front until it has all folded on top of itself in the storeage area.
6. close the lid.

I hope this helps. Its really fast once you get the hang of it.
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