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Old 11-06-2013, 12:50 PM
mikesevel mikesevel is offline
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My salmon relays are not swimming upstream!

I guess I should be more specific. My '08 E93 has two salmon relays that control the retractable hardtop movement. I read on some blogs that the salmon relays can contribute to top movement paralysis if they fail. Since the relays are now 6+ years old and not too pricey with my discounts, I decided to replace them as preventative maintenance. General diagrams show that they are located in the trunk and possibly in a fuse block on the battery. I removed all the trunk panels to expose the battery but I'll be hornswogeld, I can't find those dern salmon relays.Pls zip me a message if y'all know their location and removal procedure.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:15 PM
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:03 PM
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Mo salmon relay info..E93

Thanx to Fdriller for the singular response to my request for salmon colored retractable hardtop relay switch replacement help. For those of you that own E93's, you may want to replace the salmon relays as preventative maintenance. Failures of the top closing mechanism can occur at at any time.Relays are inexpensive and located in the trunk.
Remove the horizontal folding luggage partition and underneath you will find a large, somewhat triangular. metal cover with three bolts. Remove the bolts and salmon relays are easy to see. Removal of the top one is easy but the bottom one is tricky due to restrictive space. Installation is again, easy for the top one and a bear for the bottom one unless you have young slender fingers. Enjoy.
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