E36 roof motor

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  1. 14 Jul 2018 at 4:23 PM #1
    Albee

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    Hi Guys!
    Anyone had the experience of replacing the main roof motor on a convertible E36?
    Just wondered if there was any advice out there?

    Cheers in advance
    AL
     
  2. 14 Jul 2018 at 9:08 PM #2
    technovert

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    i was parting about with mine the other day. the unbolting seems pretty straightforwards, if you are talking about the up and down motor rather than the tensioning motor. It bolts in from inside the roof compartment and the arms attach there.

    IIRC it should be pretty straight forwards to unbolt. there is an emergency release bowden cable on the motor this needs pulling and removing. its getting it set up after which is the trickier bit, but i bet there some instructions out there on tinterweb.

    First order of business is to remove the tonneu cover. you will need to get into the boot and the roof box at the same time and you can't open them at the same time.

    4 bolts and its off, mark the bolts up before you remove them so it roughly in the same place when you put it back on.!
     

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