How to remove hardtop?

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How to remove hardtop?

Post by kezz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:08 pm

Please could someone help?

I've recently bought a lovely 53plate 2.5i I'm over the moon with my new car BUT...

I asked if I could take the hardtop off to try out the motor in the softtop no-one at the garage knew how... so drove up the road where "someone could help me" but no-one there knew how either!

So I then drove to my local BMW dealer in Bath and no-one there knew how either...

Do I need a "special tool"? or is a 7mm Allen key okay for the job?

According to the BMW dealer they used to sell them but now they are discontinued!

I NEED to test the roof motor ASAP so that I can get it fixed at the garage's expense and not mine!

Any help will be very much appreciated.

(sorry if it's a really blond question but I didn't want to go poking around with no-idea at all in case I break something!) :oops:
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by ranski » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:12 pm

where abouts are you?
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by kezz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:16 pm

Somerset/ Wiltshire boarder...
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by ranski » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:12 pm

too far from me

read over this www.unofficialbmw.com/images/6183EN.pdf
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by Leesfarm07 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:34 pm

Pm sent
Z4 roadster 2.5 manual, stirling grey, satin black 3SDM 001's, 'M' s/wheel, hardtop, sound generator, facelift front and rear bumpers, facelift rear lights, clear fronts, M3 heated electric memory seats.... love it!!

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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by andysat » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:39 pm

Im surprised your local BMW dealer didnt have a clue! :roll:
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by Leesfarm07 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:52 pm

ranski wrote:too far from me

read over this http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/6183EN.pdf
Sorry Rich, didn't see you'd left a link :oops:
Z4 roadster 2.5 manual, stirling grey, satin black 3SDM 001's, 'M' s/wheel, hardtop, sound generator, facelift front and rear bumpers, facelift rear lights, clear fronts, M3 heated electric memory seats.... love it!!

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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by kezz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:19 pm

ranski wrote:too far from me

read over this http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/6183EN.pdf
Thank you I'll have a look
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by kezz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:20 pm

Leesfarm07 wrote:Pm sent
Thanks for the PM hopefully I'll figure it out!
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by kezz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:21 pm

andysat wrote:Im surprised your local BMW dealer didnt have a clue! :roll:
Think it was really a case of "I can;t be bothered" :roll:
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

Post by andysat » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:22 pm

kezz wrote:
andysat wrote:Im surprised your local BMW dealer didnt have a clue! :roll:
Think it was really a case of "I can;t be bothered" :roll:
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Re: Odp: How to remove hardtop?

Post by McKoval » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:35 pm

kezz wrote:
I asked if I could take the hardtop off to try out the motor in the softtop no-one at the garage knew how... so drove up the road where "someone could help me" but no-one there knew how either!

So I then drove to my local BMW dealer in Bath and no-one there knew how either...
You are 100% sure, that you havent bought a COUPE, right?

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Re: Odp: How to remove hardtop?

Post by ranski » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:38 pm

McKoval wrote:
kezz wrote:
I asked if I could take the hardtop off to try out the motor in the softtop no-one at the garage knew how... so drove up the road where "someone could help me" but no-one there knew how either!

So I then drove to my local BMW dealer in Bath and no-one there knew how either...
You are 100% sure, that you havent bought a COUPE, right?

TapaTalking
<slaps forehead> :thumbsup:
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Re: Odp: How to remove hardtop?

Post by kezz » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:58 pm

McKoval wrote:
kezz wrote:
I asked if I could take the hardtop off to try out the motor in the softtop no-one at the garage knew how... so drove up the road where "someone could help me" but no-one there knew how either!

So I then drove to my local BMW dealer in Bath and no-one there knew how either...
You are 100% sure, that you havent bought a COUPE, right?

TapaTalking
Ah ha... That MUST be it... :?
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Re: How to remove hardtop?

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