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      06-02-2016, 10:12 PM   #23
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Just to add to this thread, I had a similar problem with my 07. Couldn't figure it out, until I read a ton, then started playing around with the rear shelf. It wasn't the shelf or the sensor, turned out the red ring that pulls to release the hydraulics was partially pulled out. I put it completely in and everything started working.

Just incase another person has the same issue. Something to check.


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Thank you for taking the time for the post. I just "fixed" my wife's Z4 top issue, thanks to your post.

Took a lot of searching to find such a simple solution. But it worked and I am thankful.

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      07-18-2016, 10:03 PM   #24
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So this problem kept recurring and I had to keep re-fixing the shelf - the last time, it was a bit harder to fix, getting worse. Thought what a crap engineering design. Is this how my roadster will end? one day I was cruising the diagrams on RealOEM and saw the clips, once priced at less than a dollar each. My crap mechanic didn't replace the clips when he replaced the back shocks.
So I had to fork out not 1 dollar for each of the 4 clips, but 10 dollars for each of the four clips from getbmwparts.

Anyone know how to install them? I haven't looked yet.
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      07-19-2016, 06:13 PM   #25
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IIRC, they drop in from the top side while the tray is raised about 1/2 way up.
And they're asymmetrical, so they have to be right way round.
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      08-21-2016, 04:44 PM   #26
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just ordered a new cable
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I think I could use your help man. Any way to reach you via email? I have this same issue on my 03 'z4 and i would love to know how to fix it properly. Any help will be much appreciated..
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I need your help buddy..
Is there any way to reach you via email?
I have this same issue on my 03' Z4, and I have some simple questions but I don't know who can help me on this until I joined this forum and I saw your post. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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      04-15-2018, 06:59 PM   #29
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I need your help buddy..
Is there any way to reach you via email?
I have this same issue on my 03' Z4, and I have some simple questions but I don't know who can help me on this until I joined this forum and I saw your post. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Not going to get much help from someone who posted 2 years ago, but post up a new thread with your specific issue and we'll see if we can help. Need the specifics of when the issue started, exactly what the symptoms are, etc.
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      04-16-2018, 01:51 AM   #30
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I finally found a mechanic who would repair mine (2006 3.0i). The dealer wanted about $2400. The dealer 'examined' it and said that the entire top would have to be removed to inspect further. I eventually found a BMW mechanic who did it at my house and I replaced the pump. It wasn't corroded but I didn't want to reinstall the top and find it was bad. It's a pain in the a** job as you have to squeeze into the trunk to get it out. I don't think it is a favorite job for a mechanic. I would up paying about half of the dealer cost. The job was way beyond my skill set so I didn't want to take a chance on making it worse. Shipkiller's video is the best around.
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I am in the processing of sourcing a Mustang motors/pumps. This might be a dumb question, do they come with fluid already in the tank, or do we have to add it? The one I found, is missing the hydraulic line bolts and the tank looks empty. They are asking $125 for this.

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roadster top won't go down

Thanks Guys, have lot's to try now.
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