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Old 11-03-2003, 10:57 AM
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Question DIY, e36 Conv. back window?

My neighbor asked me if the back window can be replaced without going to the dealer?

Have anyone here did this replacement?

CircleBMW told him it is pretty hard. I have seen it done on a Miata before and it wasn't that bad.

any thoughts.
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Old 11-03-2003, 11:11 AM
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If it's anything like a Z3 window, it can be done yourself, though it's not the easiest thing to do, and it's a2-man job at minimum. A couple of us have done a M Roadster's a couple of times and have discovered some tricks, but I'd say if your neighbor is not generally mechanically handy, it might be worth having it done professionally so they don't wreck their new window or worse, their top.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pt00323i
My neighbor asked me if the back window can be replaced without going to the dealer?

Have anyone here did this replacement?

CircleBMW told him it is pretty hard. I have seen it done on a Miata before and it wasn't that bad.

any thoughts.
Have you considered this:?
www.hindsight.uk.com

It claims to work miracles especially if your screen is not torn.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:21 PM
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Plexus is a very good product as well if the window isnt too far gone already.
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Old 11-03-2003, 01:35 PM
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For restoring a beat-up, foggy, scratched, etc. window, Meguair's #10 and #17 is good stuff. For regular maintenence and light wear, BMW Cabrio Heckscheiben-Reiniger (P/N 81 22 9 407 665) is good stuff.
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Old 11-03-2003, 03:46 PM
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thanks for all the reply, I'll tell him bring it to the dealer, he can use my bmwcca club and get 10% off.

Yes, I use to use Meguair's #10 and #17 on my miata, after 7 years it still looks new.

I guess some people just like to take care of their things better than others.
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