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  1. Convertible not latching all the way!

    General E46 Forum
    Recently the latches and motor gears went out on my convertible m3. The roof would stop closing all the way. So I bought the replacement parts and installed them on my roof. Everything works great except that the latches don't completely latch to the windshield. There's about 3/4 of an inch...
  2. Door Open sensor?

    General E46 Forum
    My 03 325CI convertible started misbehaving yesterday. The passenger Door Open indicator came on and the window came down 1/4", even though the door was fully closed. I can roll the window down and back up but it will automatically do the 1/4" drop and the Door Open light stays on. It seems as...
  3. Latch Hall Effect Switches

    E46 Convertible
    Been working on my 2005 M3 convertible for awhile now after getting to drive it home in the rain with the top stuck about 6 inches open. Replaced the two "levers" with the threaded blocks with aftermarket ones found online, that wasn't too bad once I figured out how it all works. The...
  4. 2001 Touring- Rear window wont open

    E46 Touring
    Hi folks...I think I misposted this in general so I am reposting it here in the Touring section where it belongs. My apologies. I just bought a 2001 Touring. Doing my new owner housekeeping I find that the rear window will not open. When I push the button under the wiper housing there is no...
  5. CVM failure?

    E46 Convertible
    Ok, when it comes to the top, I feel like anything that goes wrong with it is something I should be able to fix, given enough time. I replaced the hydro pump a few months ago, and the top was working, until it didn't lol. I haven't gotten my computer communicating with PA Soft yet, but I had...
  6. Hood Latch Fail

    General E46 Forum
    Why you should not buy knock-off aerocatch (I purchased mine on Amazon). NASA Mid-Atlantic race at VIR on 25/Mar. Thunder group, GTS3 class. I qualified in 5th, started in 4th and was in 2nd gaining on 1st place when hood latch failed at 137mph on the main straight going into Turn 1. I stayed...
  7. 2002 325i drivers door not latching in cold

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2002 325i sedan, this is the first winter having it, and I started having problems whenever it was below freezing. The driver's door will open, but then will not stay latched when you close it from outside (door just hits the car and comes back open). if you open it, get in and pull...
  8. Not latching + not opening.

    E46 Convertible
    Hello BMW friends Im writing becouse I hope that somebody can help me... Ive got the same problem with my roof as abinley have had. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...post1065032578 I hope its legal, i dont want to make advertisement. I know he gave the solution but I still cant understand...
  9. Not latching to front window+not opening.

    E46 Convertible
    Hello BMW friends Im writing becouse I hope that somebody can help me... Ive got the same problem with my roof as abinley have had. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...post1065032578 I hope its legal, i dont want to make advertisement. I know he gave the solution but I still cant understand...
  10. How to reconnect manual door latch?

    General E46 Forum
    I was changing to front door speaker today and the manual door latch that you pull up and down to lock the door came off. I'm trying to figure out how to reconnect it any help would be appreciated!
  11. Trunk Handle No Longer Opens Trunk. FIXED!

    General E46 Forum
    Yesterday I was repairing a ground for the trunk mounted tail lights. In order to do so I had to disconnect all the wiring in the trunk lid. I struggled with the connector that attaches to the lock cylinder and fear I could have damaged something. Now that I have put it all back together...
  12. E46 330 Ski Bag Problems

    Interior
    Hey guys, I recently purchased my first e46 (2003 330xi) and am very happy with it. One of the problems I experienced right out of the gate was that the ski bag was unpacked in the back seat. I tried like hell to get it packed back in but couldn't figure out a way to securely fasten the front...
  13. driver side windshield latch not *UN*latching

    E46 Convertible
    tl;dr: drivers side top latch stuck/frozen closed regardless of manual crank. how can i force it to unlock/open to replace broken latch/motor? hey all, So a couple months ago, on a beautiful partly cloudy SoCal summer day, I left a store to a slight drizzling sun shower -- and found that the...
  14. How do I refit interior Door Handle Cable? BMW325Ci 2002

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I have had the usual BMW door latch problem with the exterior handle cable pulling out of place, so thanks to this forum, i have now fixed it, however the question is now HOW DO I FIT THE interior door latch cable back into the handle? DO i need a special tool to try and pull the T shaped...
  15. new vert RATTLE

    General E46 Forum
    OK, a couple of weeks ago I started to experience a new rattle from the rear of my vert. I did many searches here and thought it might be the magnet on the subwoofer door...nope. I have noticed that when I put the top down, the hard cover is not latching down completely on the passenger side. I...
  16. Broken Trunk Mat Rubber Latch/hook.

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone, I have a 2001 330ci. If you open the trunk, and then lift up the mat that covers the spare tire, there is rubber hook/latch that you can use to keep the mat up while taking out the spare tire. I have broken this strap/latch/hook.. whatever it is. I cannot find a replacement...
  17. CF hood question!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, i'm getting my hood fitted to my car and it we ran into a small problem. This hood is from FiberImages and it doesn't seem as though there are holes made for the hood latch. Is there a way for me to implement these holes in the hood and attach the latch? Even better, do I need the...
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