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Forum: E46 Convertible 08-02-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By Duke2080
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are in for a bit of work. The snapping sound you describe doesn't bode well. There is a flexible rod that goes between your top latch motor and the top...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Duke2080
Here's what might be happening. The two locks you...

Here's what might be happening. The two locks you are referring to are controlled by a set of cables. If those cables don't slack up enough, the latches won't open. I believe you already know about...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,619
Posted By Duke2080
If you know that the Folding Top Lock is indeed...

If you know that the Folding Top Lock is indeed bad, you can buy a new one for approx. $400. You can also find one through a BMW salvage yard. I found one for $125 and it works great. If you manually...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,161
Posted By Duke2080
Sorry molten330ci and welshie about the delay in...

Sorry molten330ci and welshie about the delay in responding to these. I have to get back in the habit of accessing this site regularly. The latch motor will run you $230 - $250 if you purchase a new...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,161
Posted By Duke2080
A little late on this post . . . I worked on the...

A little late on this post . . . I worked on the six screws with the top not quite closed to make it easier to reach in to try and access the screws. There may be an easier alternative I thought...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-21-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Duke2080
A little late on this post, but I bought a reader...

A little late on this post, but I bought a reader at Autozone for $60, and it works on all four of my vehicles. Actron/OBD II code reader:...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-28-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By Duke2080
To add to my last post, the reason yours still...

To add to my last post, the reason yours still seems to work, but intermittently stops when going up or down coul dbe because your wires have not yet pulled apart completely and still make contact at...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-28-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By Duke2080
This exact things was happening to my 2001,...

This exact things was happening to my 2001, although once it stopped (mine was going up when it stopped) and I put it manually down it didn't work again until I tracked down the problem. It is a...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,161
Posted By Duke2080
You have to have the top open in order to get at...

You have to have the top open in order to get at all of the screws an bolts and the like. When you have the top open you'll see a number of small screws along the leading edge of the cover. They are...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-20-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,161
Posted By Duke2080
I have now completed replacing the top latch,...

I have now completed replacing the top latch, requiring me to remove the motor cover, the long black cover under which the top motor and left/right latches sit. It was a bit--. If anyone is need to...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-20-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,270
Posted By Duke2080
Typing error. Meant to say, mine happened further...

Typing error. Meant to say, mine happened further down, just about where the frame attaches to the body.
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-20-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By Duke2080
Those little covers slide back and forth as the...

Those little covers slide back and forth as the top goes up and down. There is a spring that attaches from the little cover over to a tab on the metal top frame. Your spring probably broe or popped...
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-20-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,270
Posted By Duke2080
Mine was the same type of problem, but if you...

Mine was the same type of problem, but if you followed the harness further to the back, my breaks happened almost where the from attached to the body.
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-20-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,270
Posted By Duke2080
If you are still trying to find out the problem,...

If you are still trying to find out the problem, one thing to look at is the wiring on the drivers side rear quarter of the convertible top frame. This is the point where the side frame folds up into...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-06-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,161
Posted By Duke2080
Replacing Convertible Top Motor

This weekend I am going to replace the convertible top motor, the one in the front edge of the top, right above the rear view mirror. I'm just wondering if anyone has had to pop off the plastic cover...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-31-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,844
Posted By Duke2080
2001 330ci - Manual Transmission Technical Illustration

Does anyone know where I can view a technical drawing or illustration or diagram of a manual transmission for a 200133ci?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-25-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Duke2080
Convertable Top - Windshield Frame Cover

Has anyone had to remove the windshield frame cover on a 330 convertible? This is the cover on the inside front edge of the convertible top that covers the automatic latches and the like. The dealer...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-23-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Duke2080
Ya, the motor is still running. If I can get the...

Ya, the motor is still running. If I can get the inside cover off I may be able to fix this huh? Any suggestions? Do you have this diagram in a smaller frame so that I can see the whole thing?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Duke2080
No, I had a dealer take a look at it and they...

No, I had a dealer take a look at it and they said there is a set of gears in the latching mechansim that are probably stripped, and they had to replace the whole latching mechanism. Their price for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Duke2080
Remove and replace.

Remove and replace.
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-18-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Duke2080
Convertable Top Latching Mechanism

I have a 2001 330ci. Has anyone had to R&R the latching mechanism that attaches the front edge of the convertable top to the top of the windshield?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Duke2080
Thanks everybody. I'll try and track them down...

Thanks everybody. I'll try and track them down given this info. Stay tuned . . . . . .
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Duke2080
Convertable Top Rod Assembly Cover

I have a 2001 330ci convertable, and the right and left interior trim pieces that close over the rod assembly when the top is fully open have gotten quite beat up. I'd like to replace them, but not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,908
Posted By Duke2080
My brother drove the car, and while not going...

My brother drove the car, and while not going very fast, hit reverse instead of 1st. He said it grinded just for a second till he pulled it back. Now, when moving the shift lever into reverse there...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,908
Posted By Duke2080
Thanks, I'll give it a try tonight.

Thanks, I'll give it a try tonight.
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