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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 02-28-2016, 12:41 AM
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how to fix a bent cover plate on the roof cover motor of a E36 1999

Hi everyone
can anyone tell me how to fix a bent cover plate on the roof cover motor of a E36 1999 any advise would be appreciated
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:18 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E36 3 Series forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 02-28-2016, 03:20 PM
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I think your talking about the issue with the tonneau motor. Remove the housing from the car, 4 bolts, release 3 cables and wiring harness.

Remove the motor from the housing. Hammer the plate flat and put it all back together.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:13 PM
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Hi 66 6
I was trying to say the motor that operates the roof cover that pops up for the roof to fold into My cars roof is fully automatic and it is frustrating
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:27 PM
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You two are talking about the same motor. You need to remove it from the car and straighten it manually. Hammer it or put it in a vise and use some channel lock pliers, whatever works to get it flat again.
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:12 AM
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thanx everyone for the advise I am going to give it a go
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