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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-15-2005, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Last night, someone broke into my car! Its a 325ic, soft top, plastic rear window.

They tried tearing the window and cut it by about 6 inches. Then decided against it and broke my driver side window. Stole my CD player!!

I ll try to get the window fixed today! How about the rear window? Do I have to replace the entire top? Anyway I can get it fixed. Somoone told me to consider talking to a upholstery.

Please suggest if there are any possible remedies without changing the entire soft top. that soft top is a speckless and perfect so far. I hate to change it completely.!

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Old 06-16-2005, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No worries, man. you wont have to replace the whole top. Find a vehicle upholsterer, and for about 250-300 bucks, you can have a new window. Just turn it in on insurance. Make sure they get DOT approved plastic for window though.

edit: might be more than that, they have to take top off to sew new one in.
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Old 06-19-2005, 02:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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that really sooks man.

search ebay, there's a guy that sells replacements for $ 70, you'll have to stich it back on.
another option is replacing it with zipper type, easy on and off.
those can be found here...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...item=7980800529

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Originally posted by ramkitty@Jun 15 2005, 08:24 AM
Last night, someone broke into my car! Its a 325ic, soft top, plastic rear window.

They tried tearing the window and cut it by about 6 inches. Then decided against it and broke my driver side window. Stole my CD player!!

I ll try to get the window fixed today! How about the rear window? Do I have to replace the entire top? Anyway I can get it fixed. Somoone told me to consider talking to a upholstery.

Please suggest if there are any possible remedies without changing the entire soft top. that soft top is a speckless and perfect so far. I hate to change it completely.!

Thanks
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Some E30 back softtop windows are zipped in anyway the dealers sell the windows separate and if it is a zip type, you should get a fitting kit with it. You donít have to take the roof of to fit it. I donít know about an E30 but for AN E36 or Z3 the dealer charge about one hour labour
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Some E30 back softtop windows are zipped in anyway the dealers sell the windows separate and if it is a zip type, you should get a fitting kit with it. You donít have to take the roof of to fit it. I donít know about an E30 but for AN E36 or Z3 the dealer charge about one hour labour
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factory E30 tops have a zip in rear window. i wish mine was zip out for those hot summer months. look carefully, you'll see it's zipped in but there's no zipper pull. i think there's a bmw tool that's used to install the replacement window glass. talk to your local dealer.
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