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Old 09-18-2005, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to the BMW dealership and told them that i needed my top tightened up because on of the strings broke. I saw the string for about 80.00 on Bavauto but i have never messed with a conv.top before. Well they said it would cost 2500.00 to replace. Should i just buy a new top for 600.00 or try and do it myself. I really do not want to pay that much and i am in Hawaii so i am limited to 2nd opinions. Thanks Also 318ic 1995
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I don't know anything about convertable tops, but god damn ?! $2500.00 !? Holy shit, hope you don't have to pay that much....Good Luck
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No no no.... there has to be another way... even if you have to fork out 600 bucks... you can either repair or get a new one from a parts distrubutor and install it yourself... take a weekend off, buy a metric tool box and slowly take yours off and put the new on in... it cant be but so hard. But no way for paying that much money.

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Well we were only thinking maybe 300.00 to fix. So imagine my surprise when this bill came for 2500.00.
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