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Post by Stevo1987 » Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:19 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:15 pm
Stevo1987 wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:03 pm Thread hijack alert. :thumbsdown: :D
If that's what you think!
To me it was someone suggesting you go somewhere and me wanting to point out you may want to tread carefully.
Hey ho, away you go!
I said that as I don't want it to turn into a Zshed debate. I know there are some robust opinions about that place. :D
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Post by THATOLDGREYCAR » Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:23 pm

I saw this..
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/2iHTMJyrRvkmga2a/

And after an eye watering quote from BMW, and 3 so called specialists saying they "don't wish to take it on" I'm booked in next week. Nothing to lose and potentially a lot to save.

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Post by skmattwell » Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:54 pm

THATOLDGREYCAR wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:23 pm I saw this..
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/2iHTMJyrRvkmga2a/

And after an eye watering quote from BMW, and 3 so called specialists saying they "don't wish to take it on" I'm booked in next week. Nothing to lose and potentially a lot to save.
Booked into zed shed?

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Post by THATOLDGREYCAR » Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:15 pm

Yes, booked in for Wed. Had a long convo and Mike is confident he can repair it whilst I wait. Bmw have quoted me circa £2000 note I haven't told him that!

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Post by Pondrew » Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:00 pm

If Mike at the Zed Shed is fixing E89 roofs reliably without ripping people off, then he has got to be worth a shot IMO. IIRC the issues some had with him in the past were nothing to do with E89 roofs.

It seems it's him or Robbi realistically; and obviously Robbi is in Germany!

Steve...You could look to get the car trailed to them (or wherever) and back. There is a really good transport guy near Kings Lynn who is reliable and not too costly. NG Vehicle Logistics (Neil). Worth a few phone calls IMO.
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by Stevo1987 » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:08 pm

Pondrew wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:00 pm If Mike at the Zed Shed is fixing E89 roofs reliably without ripping people off, then he has got to be worth a shot IMO. IIRC the issues some had with him in the past were nothing to do with E89 roofs.

It seems it's him or Robbi realistically; and obviously Robbi is in Germany!

Steve...You could look to get the car trailed to them (or wherever) and back. There is a really good transport guy near Kings Lynn who is reliable and not too costly. NG Vehicle Logistics (Neil). Worth a few phone calls IMO.
It's a hell of a way from Norfolk. I'll get the car MoT'd soon and then make a decision what to do next.
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Post by Pondrew » Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:06 pm

Stevo1987 wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:08 pm It's a hell of a way from Norfolk. I'll get the car MoT'd soon and then make a decision what to do next.
It will cost you around £500 for a return journey on a transporter. Then whatever the shed charge.

2 1/2 hours of a BMW dealership messing about without a clue will cost that!
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by THATOLDGREYCAR » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:22 am

Pondrew wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:06 pm
Stevo1987 wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:08 pm It's a hell of a way from Norfolk. I'll get the car MoT'd soon and then make a decision what to do next.
It will cost you around £500 for a return journey on a transporter. Then whatever the shed charge.

2 1/2 hours of a BMW dealership messing about without a clue will cost that!
Mine is being transported there one way, then I'm going to pick it up via train a few days later when it's done - Been assured it can and will be repaired, BMW charged me near £180 just to "plug it in" and tell me "we can't see any faults in the roof system sir"...

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Post by RobbiZ4 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:34 am

Stevo1987 wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:28 pm I have the dreaded roof issue.
Is it still this fault situation?
viewtopic.php?p=1946538#p1946538
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There is no trailer required.

This roof shell can be lowered and you can drive with that car even without this roof shell is beeing locked.

Only 2 simple steps to success:
1) Pin 12 method to get the trunk opened, alternatively your Foxwell tool.
2) Open the brass screw on the hydraulic pump located to the front of the car for max. 2 turns. Then move the shell backward with support of another person. That's it.

Just do it!
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E89 Roof Maintenance
viewtopic.php?t=130932

Y3 Roof Diagnostic System
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=129048
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Post by 2k35is » Thu Feb 29, 2024 3:57 pm

Here's a thread from 2021 with photos of how to replace hall sensors.

viewtopic.php?p=1815500#p1815500

Could you get a local auto electrician to do it?
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Post by Stevo1987 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:44 pm

RobbiZ4 wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:34 am
Stevo1987 wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:28 pm I have the dreaded roof issue.
Is it still this fault situation?
viewtopic.php?p=1946538#p1946538
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There is no trailer required.

This roof shell can be lowered and you can drive with that car even without this roof shell is beeing locked.

Only 2 simple steps to success:
1) Pin 12 method to get the trunk opened, alternatively your Foxwell tool.
2) Open the brass screw on the hydraulic pump located to the front of the car for max. 2 turns. Then move the shell backward with support of another person. That's it.

Just do it!
No. I wish it was because then I would have more chance of fixing it myself.
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It is like this now but the roof is not latched. You can see the gap in the photo. Is there a video to show how to manually get the roof to a position that I can easily get to the microswitch / wiring?
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Post by javis20 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:17 pm

Do you know which sensor / microswitch is bad? If not you will need a scanner like the Foxwell, Protool or ISTA to troubleshoot.

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Post by RobbiZ4 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:58 pm

javis20 wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:17 pm Do you know which sensor / microswitch is bad? If not you will need a scanner like the Foxwell, Protool or ISTA to troubleshoot.
... and be sure that the fault code " roof shell 2 closed" never requires the replacement of this microswitch! And there are additional pitfalls with other misleading roof fault codes.
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Post by Stevo1987 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:13 pm

javis20 wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:17 pm Do you know which sensor / microswitch is bad? If not you will need a scanner like the Foxwell, Protool or ISTA to troubleshoot.
Yes, I have known this for a while. A68D: Microswitch, roof shell 2 closed, right
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Post by javis20 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:39 am

Then it's probably a broken wire...

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