98 BMW 328 CONVERTIBLE

  • Tiny
  • mike nash
  • 1998 BMW 328
  • 83,000 miles

I am attempting to remove my Lid Motor (controls operation of convertible storage lid/cover.
I have disconnected everything from the lid motor and its support plate.
The problem is this: there are 2 threaded screws at the top of the plate that run vertically downward through the plate(have removed the nuts from the threaded screws.)
At the bottom of the plate, there are 2 threaded screws that are horizontal pointing toward the trunk area((have removed the nuts from the threaded screws.)There is not much wiggle to pull the unit down or/up then out.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 7:50 PM

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  • Tiny
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Is this fully automtic?

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 7:54 PM
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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM
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Removing and installing/replacing motor for convertible top lock (power/fully-automatic)

Removing and installing finisher on convertible top lock, See: Convertible Top Latch Service and Repair Replacing Finisher on Convertible Top Lock (Electric Motor/Fully-automatic)

Pull off plug connections (1) and (2), unlock both housings and remove from bracket.

Loosen nut (3), pull motor (4) downwards to remove and slide off input shaft (5).

Installation:
The two input shafts (5) must be at "Open" limit position (microswitch (S8) tripped).

These are the instructions presented in alldata.

Roy

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 AT 3:53 PM

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