They would be experienced enough to keep damage to a minimum. The shop cant figure out how to get the top up to get to access the battery in the trunk. If you have 1997 thru 1999 model car with Power Top Lock, this is the correct Headliner for your car. Should you encounter these problems, it is recommended that you switch back to using a recognized high-quality brand. What could be wrong, or need adjustment? You will need the hinge repair kit. Going by memory, there are Allen screws near the latch hooks that can be adjusted.
The first 323i had 141hp engine, fairly powerful for a compact executive car at that time. Once in, close the storage lid until it clicks. Pulling on the tube of the Bowden Cable seemed to be having no effect, and did not tighten the cable. Thanks April 23, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. A quick check is to see if the trunk light is staying on when closed. February 21, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The shop should have a power supply that is normally used for programming operations. Pulling the tube should tighten up the cable similar to how certain clutch cables are adjusted.
June 13, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Long Island, only shop I would go to in Plandome Service. The allen key pin at the top edge of the top comes out easily and does not bite well. If we get a chance to perform the procedure, we will be sure to document it. First Generation 1977 In the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show, the world saw the unveiling of the first 323i. There is tension even though the motors are disengaged. February 13, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would start by verifying that the cable is attached at the handle.
My fear is that when I go to lower the top again the same thing will happen and I will strip the assembly again, so Im just trying to cover my bases and ensure that wont happen, any suggestions would be helpful. I thought it was an oder from outside. October 21, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the note. As far as I can tell it can be put into the right position, but as the catch doesn't catch, it springs back when released. Start by checking the vehicle for fault codes, this will help identify the switch.
You also need to pull the release handle under the back seat bottom driver's side The release handle detaches the drive units for the storage lid cover and the convertible top drive. The next day my wife drove the car and top went down perfectly but now the top is going around an inch shy of closing. Thanks Tony February 6, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could you post a photo of where they are supposed to be? ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. There is a hydraulic fluid reservoir in the trunk on the left wheel well. August 7, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The top may be bent or out of adjustment. He put suspension mods on it so it handles like a dream.
Now my question is, do you have a tutorial for replacing the Bowden cable, Part Number: 51258164853? July 27, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the top isn't unlatching from the windshield before it tries to move, that could be you issue. If I don't push button down the lid stays up and the next time I start the car it is a bit higher and so on and so forth. I really need some help. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. One kit should cover the entire headliner. Tried to lower top but no response and light does go on when pushing switch into position.
I have a 1996 328i convertible that I was working on some time back and do not remember exactly how to reassemble. I let top half way down, repaired tab with another piece of plastic and tape and glue, it was only cracked and still in tact so I basically gave it support with another piece of plastic and this worked ok. The last time that I put the top up it stopped after coming up to that last stage, where the motor up front takes over. However, E36 Convertibles were not hydraulic. Only way to know if the motor drives are stripped are by confirming they are engaged, then rotate without creating movement.
Check out our section, which has all the parts you'll need to get your vehicle running its best, including filters, fluids, brakes, spark plugs, lighting, and more for your E36! April 13, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Something is either out of alignment or binding. Car has Manual Top lock. All new variants came about that year: the 323i four-door saloon or station wagon, the 323Ci two-door hatchback, and the 323Ci convertible. The compartment that holds the top when down is stuck closed, with my top up. This is the rare style for the Late 97 to 99 models. Engage motors and try to reset top. Any suggestions on how to get the hard top up to access the battery? This kit is used to repair separation of the canvas top from the frame, around the outer edges.