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Old 10-10-2018, 07:24 PM   #41
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I don't think the Spring or Push Rod changed but IIRC, the covers did. You can check RealOEM.com to confirm compatibility across model years.

What 'repair kit' are you referencing? Do you have a link?
Nevermind! I was following a link someone posted for a 330cic but I have a 2004 325cic (built in April 2003) and the cover with the rod does not apply to me (Item 21 in the link below is greyed out). I need the cover with the spring.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=51_4087



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Old 10-10-2018, 08:11 PM   #42
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Nevermind! I was following a link someone posted for a 330cic but I have a 2004 325cic (built in April 2003) and the cover with the rod does not apply to me (Item 21 in the link below is greyed out). I need the cover with the spring.

Thanks for the feedback though!
The Push Rod fits INSIDE the Spring on my 2002.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:31 AM   #43
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The Push Rod fits INSIDE the Spring on my 2002.
Yes I know....I was talking about the "updated" cover with the angled arm that attaches to the roof mechanism that I ordered which won't work. The end of the "updated" arm that attaches to the convertible top frame is too large so no way I can use it. No worries. I'm good now. Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:47 AM   #44
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Springs that pull the small cover inserts for my convertible top tonneau cover

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I have searched and cannot find information on the springs that pull the small cover inserts for my convertible top tonneau cover. I have a 325Cic and the small covers do not move to cover where the convertible top frame was when the top was up.
It appears that some type of spring would pull the small covers into place, but both are missing. Any ideas on where to get them or what they are really called?
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I found the springs on eBay. See the link - https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-GEN...item51d0ac6aa5

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Old 12-12-2018, 06:56 PM   #45
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:57 PM   #46
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And the rod if you want it

https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_In...3-7-029-018-M9
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:32 AM   #47
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Actually, you don't need this rod. The roof mechanism itself will push the cover the few inches just fine.
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #48
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My soulution was to take a spring out of one guitars & use it. They are roughly the same size & it worked well.

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Old 12-14-2018, 11:19 AM   #49
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