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Old 05-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Hello everyone - I recently purchased a 325ci and it came with a small tear in the rear passenger side in the inside about an inch wide. It is right about the rear window on passenger side at the seam where it meets the window. This is causing the inside liner in that area to sag a little. Was wondering if there was a fix to this or an economical but reputable place in the New Jersey area that can fix it? And how much approximately that would cost?

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Old 05-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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Check that your batwing is not broken, nor the string that supports them. Search this forum for "batwing" to see what I am talking about.

I would not operate the top until you've confirm the batwing and string are not broken, you might do further damage.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:45 AM   #3
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Was wondering if there was a fix to this or an economical but reputable place in the New Jersey area that can fix it? And how much approximately that would cost?
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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I had a damaged bat-wing on my 2002 330Ci a couple of years ago. I caught it before the tear in the headliner got too big. I was able to get the OEM parts from Bavarian Auto but it took a about 2 weeks. The kit includes both sides but I only did the passenger side. I think the kit was around $75.00 but not sure. I'll probably get the other side fixed this year before it fails. I had mine repaired by WJ Auto Tops in Willow Grove, PA (NW of Philadelphia) for around $100.00 if I remember correctly. The stitch isn't pretty but the lining is still intact. Don't wait for the tear to get bigger.
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