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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    So, this is a little out of my comfort zone. I can rebuild the motor, and most anything mechanical, but I've never done a top or reupholstered seats. I would like to see what others who have done it think. Are all top companies about the same? Who has a good reputation? The same with seats. I...
  2. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    I read somewhere that the Z4 family is noteworthy for it's quality and low repair record. This, of course, does not reflect the issue of the top motor. I wonder what everyone thinks about this. I have a 2.5 in Florida and a 3.0 in Maine. Both have been well maintained and have required only...
  3. Cars - Private Party
    I have a 97 328 that I'm selling the hard top from. It will fit several years I'm told in that 3 series. It's a titanium silver, but my car was a morea green and it really complimented it well. I"ve got in for $1295. It's in great shape. Im in the central coast area of California. Not sure how...
  4. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    So a month ago I wanted to put the soft top away and put the hard top on. It was 20 degrees in the garage here in wisconsin and the top seemed to not move or work well. I assume the cold temps were part of it. I pulled the motor release after the top seemed to interfere with the cover door and...
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2004 330ci. The top was working fine until my wife opened the passenger side door while it was in the process of opening. It immediately stopped and has not opened since. It opens about 2" from the top and then stops. I was thinking it would be some type of reset, but have not been...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2004 330CCI. Over the weekend, when I tried to close the top, it got about 90% completed and then it just froze. The latches were about 2" above the frame. I tried to reopen and then reclose, but neither the open or close button would do anything. I used the allen wrench to...
  7. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    I have a roof fault. No function at all when I try to open the roof. No lights flashing, no motor sound, windows don't drop and I don't know what's wrong with the roof. I had rear end accident a few years ago and since then the roof has not been working. I'd appreciate it if someone could help...
  8. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    Hi guys. I am new here. I have a problem with the convertible top. It comes off normally, no problem here. But when it closes, fins at the back of the top do not go to their places. Two large pins at the back do not go to their designated holes/grooves(pointed with red arrows). They are about an...
  9. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi all, I need a new top for my e36 96 vert. What are your recommendations for the best source (in terms of quality, not by price) to get one? What should I look for? Thanks!!
  10. Exterior
    This is a kit I bought to maintain my E93 convertible top rubbers per this post: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=609222 It includes: (1) Krytox Gpl-206 Grease, Syringe, 75cc (1) Herco® HE78 Nylon Trombone Flex Brush (1) Rubber Protection Stick Nextzett (Einszett) Gummi...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My 2002 325Ci convertible has had a very well behaved top in regards to its functionality. The condition of the top and inner lining has been excellent up until a few days ago when I noticed the liner behind the passenger side window was flapping in the wind with the window down. There is a...
  12. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My top will open but needs a small push in the front when it starts to fold it into the storage bin and then it will complete the opening sequence. On Closing the reverse its true. Once the cover opens and it starts to lift the top from the bin it needs a little pull on the front end and then it...
  13. Exterior
    Selling a black e46 Hardtop. Pics: http://imgur.com/a/6tLUK In good shape, headliner clean, all interior lights and mounting pins included. Interior is in perfect shape. Needs two clips replaced on the drivers side trim. Includes folding hard-top cart and a BMW cover for the top (not in...
  14. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I've been thinking about getting a hard top for my vert, but I've only seen black ones being sold. How hard would it be to color match to a different color? Would it look as glossy as the rest of the paint? Black on blue wouldn't be too bad though. I'm not sure but I think I've seen more than...
  15. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hey guys, great forum and thanks for the help. I recently replaced the top motor in my Z4 thanks to the guides I found on here. Everything worked reasonably well except for a flashing red light after the top down sequence was finished. In other words, the top lowered, top locks, windows return...
  16. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hey guys, did some reading before posting this. I have an odd issue. It appears that my convertible top is operating correctly. I can raise the top with no issues and it locks. Red light goes off and we are good to go. I can lower the top with no issues. I hold the button until the top comes...
  17. SE Regional- AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC,TN
    We're trying to find someone in the Atlanta area that can do a professional job of repairing the mechanical issues with our '98 328ci convertible top. The top itself is new, but we need someone who is good with the mechanical parts to make this baby work properly. We've tried doing it...
  18. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    After messing with the top on our '98 328ci for too long, I'm giving up and want to find a GOOD repair person to really do it properly. Metro Atlanta (GA) area. Any recommendations? [We have a fairly new top, but it's the mechanical parts that need work.] Thanks in advance! Jim
  19. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    hi... I have a black 2000 bmw Z3... I went to the dealer and bought a ball joint screw (pin). It is located behind the drivers and passenger seats in the tonneau cover well. It keeps the tonneau in place. I found the part number on a Web site; however when I ordered, the short black one that...
  20. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I ripped about 2 feet worth of seam around my '99 vert top:(. That being said, I would like to replace it. Long story short I got a sweet deal on a new black top, out with the old in with the new. Shame since the old top is in pretty great shape minus the big seam rip and two small corner seams...
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