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Old 06-22-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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My Ride: 2001 M3
It depends on whether you're talking about top-to-windshield latches or rear lid latches.

Latch A: Use the allen key in the oval hole by mirror to close (takes a lot of cranking). Check for broken wires above your left ear -- they go to motor that operates these latches.

Latch B) Remove rear seat cushion, examine mechanism under middle of seat. Same allen goes in here to manually close lid latches. Pop out the gear (disconnecting motor) and study how the cables are attached; sometimes they bunch up. This motor turns only one way; each cycle opens/closes the latches.

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