1998 E36 323i Please help!!! convertible roof wont open!!

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  1. 1998 E36 323i Please help!!! convertible roof wont open!! 
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    i was at the garage today when decided to put the roof down, everything worked till the roof cover didn't open.
    Red light blinking on switch.
    Pulled the red leaver.
    Couldn't open the back cover!!!
    So with the front folded up the back pushed down, and the switch then worked the front and closed to lock.

    Couldnt put motor back in? I assume you have to do this with roof down.
    But i cant get the back cover to open to put the roof down!!!???

    Anyone know how i open the cover please???

    I only bought this last tuesday and im feeling pretty gutted right now :(

    When i push the button now i can hear some motor runing, and front comes un-hinge away from the windscreen as normal and that's it...

    tunnel cover won't come lose, open trunk i see the 1st motor hanging down
    try to push it in like you, didn't go in

    Somebody help me!!

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    Dude.....watch this.......:

    (Fixed mine using this)

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    the motor hanging down needs a dam hard shove back in mine did..

    cant remember if it was with roof up or down tho.

    do u have the owners manual it should say more in there..?
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    Can you please title your threads correctly according to forum rules.....Been done for you this time but future threads may be closed or deleted......
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
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    Top video amos.

    i could have done with that 6 months ago....

    better late than never tho..
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    I found it using the search button about a month ago. Took a while of scouting about but its a well explained video.

    Ozz, post up when you've done it.
     
     

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    Thanks guys, i've watched it about 6 times but i cant find the motor on the side for the cover?
    Also it doesn't show how to open the roof cover to put the roof in??
    Any ideas, thanks

    And sorry for the mistake.
     
     

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    Have you taken all the interior carpet away?

    Both parts?
     
     

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    Both parts??

    I taken the light cover off, on the left side and pulled down the carpet. I can see the motor hanging down in front and there's a pully thing on the left side???

    Is that right?

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    Thinking about it i cant remember if the boot was open when i pulled the red lever, do you think that would be an issue?

    he seems to be pushing 2 motor in but i can only find the obvious one?
    is that behind some bodywork on the left?
    I can feel somethng there but nothing to push in, in any direction.
    I just cant understand how to open the tunel cover to get the roof down in the first place??

    Thanks for your help
     
     

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