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Hi,I've recently purchased a 1988 735i with a few problems. One is I've had to buy the pieces to open the hood but I can't figure out how to put it together. Where does the cable end hook in and how does the plastic lever hook up to it all? Am I missing a piece for the end of it? The next problem is the top right stepper motor is just laying there disconnected. How far do I have to go to put it back in or can I just put it in from the front? Thanks, George.
go to a local BMW dealer - parts department and ask for an exploded view of the hood mechanism. Just tell them your problem and i am sure they'll be more than willing to help. They do not charge you for that service :-)
re:stepper motor - do u mean the cabin blower motor?
Last edited by darkhorse737; 07-14-2008 at 10:17 PM.
Go to realoem.com and look at the section on body and hood, there is a good picture of the hood cable mechanism as well as parts involved. I believe there are 9 stepper (air distribution ) motors in your car and there have been problems with the mounts breaking, a new mount came out years ago but many owners just use JB weld or fiberglass repair to fashion new mounts. Go to Johan & Sean's E32 Page and look at the center vent section.
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