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Old 02-14-2010, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Manually Locking the roof stowage cover 328i vert

I have a 1996 BMW328i vert and I want to be able to operate the roof 100% manually (permanently). I can disconnect the 2 roof motors in the boot, I can take out the 4 fuses (including fuse 49 in the boot) - this shoulod stop the roof microswitches working and the boot locking. BUT - once the roof is down how do I manually lock down the roof stowage cover? - Is there any way - or is there a conversion kit to do this?
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I am not familiar with your car, but I have moved teh thread to teh E36 section to help you get answers more quickly.
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On your model, you cannot lock it in the down position, unless power is restored.

The emergency lever under the left rear cushion provides you a means to disconnect the gear drives so you can raise the top; but, it cannot be lowered again unless the system is re-energized.
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