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Convertable top will not come up

Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by Colonel, May 4, 2010.

    Colonel guest

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    Top down. When you press button to put top up, rear deck opens, top starts coming up, raises about 12" then stops, will not come any further up, will go back down. Any imput???
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    bcweir

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    One of the motors might have gone kaput, or there is an obstruction

    More bad news: either of these two motors are NOT cheap. Parts 11 & 20 on the diagram

    On the other hand, I did find a very helpful article for troubleshooting BMW convertible top problems for the E36. Take a look. I think you will find it helpful.


    http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/101-Projects-74-Convertible/101-Projects-74-Convertible.htm



    No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
    i REFER TO HG61 VARIOUS MICRO SWITCHES
    01 TRANSFER LEVER F TENSIONER 1 54348174834 $157.28
    02 MAIN COLUMN TRANSFER LEVER 1 54348174835 $88.43
    03 COUNTERSUNK HEAD SCREW M8X50 1 07119900697 ENDED
    04 TORX-COUNTERSUNK HEAD SCREW ISA M4X8 1 54348201103 $3.12
    05 Flat washer 1 54348174836 $5.72
    06 Bush 2 54318163052 $3.40
    07 Flat washer 1 31351128229 $2.82
    08 Hexagon screw with flange M10X20 1 07119900698 $1.27
    09 Hex bolt M10X25 1 07119913834 $0.71
    10 Flat washer 1 51318174832 $2.78
    11 FOLDING TOP FLAP DRIVE 1 67618353577 $610.83
    12 MOTOR BRACKET OF FOLDING TOP FLAP 1 51258161694 $17.59
    13 Lever 1 51258151879 $12.56
    14 Clamp A6 2 07129934910 $0.66
    15 Lever 1 51258151877 $33.51
    16 Lever 1 51258151878 $19.40
    17 Clamp A5 2 07129934906 $0.53
    18 COUNTERSUNK HEAD SCREW M5X40 1 07119900823 $1.09
    19 Torx bolt ISA M6X16 4 51258179956 $1.09
    20 FOLDING TOP DRIVE 1 67618353576 $733.00
    21 Hex nut with plate AM6-ZNS 4 07129900681 ENDED
    21 Hex nut with plate AM6-8-ZNNIV SI 4 07129904553 $0.64
    22 Flat washer 6,4 4 07119931044 $0.58
    23 Circlip D10,0 1 07129934329 $0.71

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