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Old 02-09-2020, 07:52 PM
KJoeZ61 KJoeZ61 is offline
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Convertible top part

Can someone tell me what this door is called? And what's involved in changing it out. Broke and won't stay up.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:48 PM
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Go to Realoem.com and input your VIN, then Browse parts....

You should find it under: Vehicle trim > Door trim panels/lateral trim panels

probably #10 (left or right and pick the correct color ) in the diagram

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Old 02-10-2020, 01:00 PM
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pretty common problem. Searching is suggested.

Here's a few:

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=520323

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...ld-back-thingy

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...im-Flap-Repair
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:14 AM
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These common little problems are starting to add up. $125.00 for that door. But thanks Pedro.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:34 AM
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Unless you bought it new, you didnít pay $45k for it either.
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:05 PM
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Unless you bought it new, you didnít pay $45k for it either.
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That's a bit less than the original owner paid for our 330...I paid much less...
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:19 PM
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I agree, didn't mean anything negative. It's a great car! Guess I'm looking to far into it and finding issues. I would rather find the problems before they become problems. Not my first rodeo, my 77 MG midget was a constant challenge but a fun car to drive, that one is gone. Also currently have a 71 Plymouth A body SCAMP basically needed full rebuild and it's a great car.

All used cars will need something.
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