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Post by Fergy199 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:41 am

Bought my first 2005 z4 2.5 last August roof worked fine. Car covered all winter so not out in the rain. First attempt to open it this week and it unlatches motor runs briefly then stops.When I bought the car it had a new roof motor fitted 18 months prior so only a couple of years old.
I'm sure this has been posted before but if someone could point me to a thread on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Marlon » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:07 pm

Its worth checking that the parcel shelf is down - accessed via the boot manually, although you would usually get a red warning light and no movement.
Could be the motor - if its been replaced back to the usual location it could be sitting in a pool of water after 2 years, poor design means that many members relocate it to the boot. There are members here who can resurrect them and relocate to the boot for sensible money
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Post by C58 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:04 pm

Id second the parcel shelf. I had this myself and that was the culprit.
fingers crossed thats the same for you :thumbsup:
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Post by ph001 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:48 pm

If it was the parcel shelf it wouldn’t even attempt to unlatch.
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Post by Number5 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:20 pm

ph001 wrote:
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If it was the parcel shelf it wouldn’t even attempt to unlatch.
Correct. And you'd get an orange light, not red

Just because the car is garaged doesn't mean the motor stays dry. If the drains are blocked, even washing the car will be enough to fill the well in which the motor sits. I'd guess that at some pint, the well has filled and the ingress of water onto a motor that's been static all winter will have seized it.

If it's extracted and serviced soon it will probably be saved. There are a few people on this forum (inc myself) who can do this for you, for a fraction of BMW's charges, so it just depends where you are geographically as to who is nearest to help you?

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Post by Fergy199 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:05 pm

The me for the replies.
Not parcel when already had to replace micro switch.
I am located in Bath so any recommendations for someone nearby that you could repair would be good.

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Post by Fergy199 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:14 pm

No 5 Could you send me your contact info. Thanks

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Post by Number5 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:12 pm

Fergy199 wrote:
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No 5 Could you send me your contact info. Thanks
Will do. I'll send you a PM.
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Post by Benson744 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:59 pm

Number5 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:20 pm
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Hi man, my roof motor has gone and I am looking to get it relocated to the boot before summer! I am based in North Yorkshire. Who is "Durham Dave" and do you know any contact details??

Cheers guys!

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Post by saj77 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 pm

Benson744 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Number5 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:20 pm
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Durham Dave - Cumbria
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Hi man, my roof motor has gone and I am looking to get it relocated to the boot before summer! I am based in North Yorkshire. Who is "Durham Dave" and do you know any contact details??

Cheers guys!
Here’s his number 07864 860960. He’s in Tow Law, County Durham.

I’m going on Thursday to get mine relocated. :D
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Post by Benson744 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:53 pm

saj77 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Here’s his number 07864 860960. He’s in Tow Law, County Durham.

I’m going on Thursday to get mine relocated.
Cheers man!! Please do let me know how it goes! I'm so jealous and just before the summer too :cry:

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Post by saj77 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:45 pm

Went to see Dave today and got my motor relocated. Top guy and great job - took him about 40 minutes.

He was very impressed with my motor - looks like my new car has had a pampered life as no sign of any water ingress whatsoever. Glad I got it moved as gives me peace of mind for the future.

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Post by Fergy199 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:57 pm

I had my pump relocated in the boot by no5 today. A few problems getting it back to life but all done successful and professionally.
Great job nice and neat in the boot. He also resolved manual activation issue.
Cannot recommend no5 highly enough. Just need some nice weather now. :thumbsup:

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Post by greg81 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:09 pm

Number5 wrote:
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Voldemort - Merseyside


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Post by Benson744 » Wed May 01, 2019 9:46 pm

Went to see "Durham Dave" today.

My roof motor gave up on me. Roof would unlatch but not move at all. :cry:

Text Dave on Monday, managed to squeeze me in today (Wednesday) because I'm working a lot the next few weeks.

Took him 60 minutes.
Relocated my motor to the (dry) boot
Fixed the motor.
Cost £120

Recommend!
Dave's number is 07864860960
Thanks saj77 for the contact details!
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