Worked like a charm ...
Followed the procedure as noted -- and it worked great.
Though I had to buy a few tools I didn't have, it was well worth the investment -- saved well over $1000.
All totaled - buying the necessary tools excepted - it took me ~ 3 hours - counting the repeat disassembly after I dropped a couple of screws that attach the deck latch down into the cavity during reassembly -- grr...
You definitely need two people for a couple of steps -- but otherwise pretty straight forward. I should also mention that a fairly large TORX wrench is needed to unbolt one of the rear seat belts to remove the rear seat.
Thanks for the writeup.
My local BMW dealer should be ashamed of themselves. Seeking to charge 10 hours of labor to do this task is ridiculous....
(ps... the weep holes are draining well -- and the trunk and passenger compartment are bone dry after this effort -- sure beats the 10" of standing water I had in the trunk....)
Last edited by KPTyra; 07-03-2010 at 10:55 PM.