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      05-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Vital info for e93 owners (manually closing top!)

Open the trunk, lift the carpet cover to reveal the 2 screws that are hiding the convertible mechanisms. Once those are unscrewed, and the cover is removed, you will notice one screw in the middle of these 2 screws. LOOSEN, this one, do not remove. Once loosened, you will now be able to manually, using 2 people, raise the roof up from the trunk, over the back seats and into the closed position. I will try to take some pix today and edit them into this post.




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      05-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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good to know...
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      05-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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good to know...
tell me about it...this information isnt available ANYWHERE! not the owners manual, not the internet, nowhere. I found out through a grueling process of back and forths with several dealers and master techs.
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      05-23-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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Also, how would you access that if your roof is folded in the trunk, leaving extremely little space to access those screws/cover?

I'm really curious how this works? Does that open the valve assembly on the electro-hydraulic pump?
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Hi could you tell me where the middle bolt is
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      10-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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wow didnt even see these posts. im gettin my car back in 2 weeks guys i have no way to verify where that bolt is since the master tech at BMW did it himself and only roughly told me about it, didnt think it needed more explanation. ill try to find out asap!
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