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  1. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have a 1999 323ic with fully automatic convertible top. When I press the switch to lower the top, the only thing that happens is that all the windows go down one inch at a time until they are fully lowered. Nothing happens with the top at all, and I don't hear any motors running during this...
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  3. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi I'm a new member from Shediac NB Canada I just purchased a 2004 BMW Z4 2.5 convertible. I have a question about convertible top repairs. I removed the power convertible top. It would not raise or lower. The top would unlatch from the top of the windshield and the windows partially lower...
  4. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Looking for a black boot, used aftermarket, will consider all options. Has anyone ever had one made, if so is there a pattern, demensions? Thank you. Jag
  5. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have a 1994 BMW E36 convertible with a MANUAL top. I just ran into a problem where the lever handle inside the passenger door would not release the deck lid , so I could store the top. After I banged the deck lid over and over again here is what I finally ended up doing, which solved the...
  6. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Anyone have experience removing the motor that raises and lowers the top (not the one that raises and lowers the boot cover. I have it loose except for the "S" hook that is attached to the top of the motor with an allen bolt. Can get the motor out without detaching the large stamped metal part...
  7. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2001 BMW 330Ci convertible, and starting today, the top won't go down. When I push the button to lower the top the orange indicator light on te switch comes on and nothing else happens. I haven't had any issues with the top before, but it has been about 2 months since I've had it down...
  8. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi, just bought a rough/cheap 2003 Z4 convertible with the top stuck down and a dead radio. A local bmw specialist said there is some type of electrical component that causes this (a burnt wire or something of the sort that causes both the radio and power top to die). Does anybody know which...
  9. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    :yikes: I have been looking for information on the locations of the relays fo the full auto top for a long time. Top will run through cycle and stop 6 inches from closing. All motors operate but motor above windsheild stops half way to close. the swithes tested good motors tested good and...
  10. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    My son is looking for a used E36. There are several around our neighbourhood but the prices vary between 3K to 7K for what I would call equivalent cars after substracting accessories, milleage, winterized and so on so forth. Anyone with a list of top issues to be cautious about on this series...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    After a good day of rain yesterday, I tried to put my top down (2000 323Cic) and it was doing its magic splendidly when just after the top folded into the top compartment, the whole thing froze. The top compartment lid stayed open, with the red light flashing next to the open/close roof buttons...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Ok, so I'm new here and this is my first BMW so I got tons of questions, but let me start with just a few. :D My 1995 325i Convertible top motor doesnt work, so I've seen googling and searching all over the net for a motor for my convertible top, but to my surprise, there doesn't seem to be any...
  13. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Hi Guy's, The top of my Z3 is fraying at the right hand top corner of the rear window. There is a plastic lip between the window and the top and the top material is coming loose from under this lip. Any ideas on how to repair this before it gets worse ? Greetxn Peter.
  14. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hello Friends, I opened my top - but after about 4-5 inches there was an ugly noise (grinding, then tearing) and then the movement stopped while I could still hear the (top) motor running. Now my top is stuck open that way and I cannot even drive the car because the wind would do further...
  15. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    I'm sure it'd be fine, but could I swap the top from an earlier, headliner-less Z3 onto my 2000 top frame w/headliner without any issues? I found a very nice black top at a salvage yard I want to pick up!
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