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Old 05-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #21
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I finally received and installed the Main Pillar Sensor and all is well with the world.
Time to re-assemble everything and hope the latch repair work holds. Thanks Taylor192 for all the tips.
Last question, should I clean/lube anything?
Glad it worked out for you.

I rarely hurts to lube any joint that moves.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:46 PM   #22
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I definitely owe you a beer Taylor!
I'm going to check the big book (as WildIrish suggested) and hit everything with a little motion lotion.

(If those latches were not 400 bucks a pop I would totally replace them instead of hoping they last the summer)
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:21 PM   #23
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HELP! Can you provide either a link or information on how you removed the top cover allowing you to get to the windshield latch area? I have a '03 330ci that had issues getting the roof up (broken cables that were fixed), but now the latches will not activate either electrically or using the manual method. I'd like to check the area you show in you pics (#7 on page 1), but I'm really concerned about breaking the covering while attempting the DIY check. Any suggestions???

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Old 05-30-2014, 07:48 PM   #24
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I stated with Avneet's post (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1008202) but my latches while broken, still unlatched. I've seen a post (you're going to have to search for it) where someone cut into the metal cover to replace/fix latches... hopefully you won't need to resort to that. Make sure you are releasing the lock under the seat and are cranking in the correct direction. When the threads spin they not only releases the latches but also small linkage rods on each side.
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