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Old 12-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #22
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Location: Northeast
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My Ride: '08 328xi / '01 530i
Actually I think that is incorrect. The sequence is the cab lid unlocks, the front opens, then the back lifts. If you can't lift the front enough the cab lid is likely locked and or there is still pressure in the system

1) Use the allen key and manually release the top (completely). Crank until you can't crank any further
1a) If necessary, remove rear seat to disengage locks to cab lid
2) use the allen key to crank the bowden cables under the rear seat to disengage the locks
3) Lift the front of the top and support that with a piece of wood or something.

Here is a pic of my car when I laid the tutorial out some time ago.


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