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Old 10-20-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Missing part for roof, cant find out what it's called

Hey there...

I have a bit missing for my roof covering, but can't find out what the heck it's called or therefore it's part number!

When the roof is down and packed away, there are two sliding covers that go over the rear pillar areas, one on each side, hiding all the moving parts and such..
on the passenger side one is missing, appears to have come off from somewhere. I'm guessing it can be replaced..

Does anybody know what this part is called!?

i've attached a pic (not my car, but shows the part)

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Use realoem.com to lookup part numbers. You need the part number specific to the colour of your interior.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:44 PM   #3
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Use realoem.com to lookup part numbers. You need the part number specific to the colour of your interior.

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cheers man, i have looked at real OEM, but it's unclear what the bit actually is.. There is a diagram HERE, but I'm struggling to be sure what the right thing is!

also, seperate Q, but do you know where the manual winder for the roof is located? I have the metal handle, but cant see where it goes (in case it needs it someday)


appreciate it mate, any advice would be great
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:49 AM   #4
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The "hinged convertible cover" you're looking for should be item #10 in this diagram:



Part number for your year and color should be 51437022394, if I'm not mistaken. You can confirm fitment on this page of RealOEM (it's listed under "vehicle trim" as opposed to "folding top"): http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...87&hg=51&fg=50.

You may also need the spring beneath it that keeps it closed. See this thread, and the links within, for more information: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1041815.

Regarding manual operation, look up above the rear view mirror on the convertible top, and there should be a plastic cap. Pop the cap off and the metal tool fits inside. There's a section in your owner's manual with full details on manual operation.

P.S. Remember your "bonnet flip" thread; hope everything is fixed and that things went smoothly!
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:12 AM   #5
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This may be what you are looking for (I am need of the driver's side, in the color of black, and most likely the spring), but SilberVogel's prices look better http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...op&_sacat=6000
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