Roof Is Getting Jammed - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 09:38 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M3 E36 EVO is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Hi All,

I have a M3 EVO CONVERTIBLE E36 and it has two problems ghead

1. The roof is getting jammed when I try an open it. It goes about half way and then part of the mechanism, one of the bars, hits the roof compartment cover, preventing it from opening.

2. Both brake lights don't work. Bulbs and fuses are fine.

Any ideas on how to rectify?

Appreciate any help/advice.
M3 E36 EVO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2005, 07:46 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bryan1970 is an unknown quantity at this point
the brake lights might be becasue of a bad brake light switch. although usually it displays "brake light circut" in the control panel.

as for the top might just check for any broke linkages. i am assuming that the top is automatic?
bryan1970 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 06:26 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M3 E36 EVO is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Bryan thanks for your reply.

Brake light message does appear in the computer. Is it hard to replace the switch? I believe it's behind the brake pedal.

The roof is fully automatic. Sometimes it opens and sometimes it gets jammed. I think it needs an adjustment and there seems to be several adjustment points. I'm just not sure which one to adjust and BMW cant give me a fixed price with out booking it in and charging for the privelage.

Thanks
M3 E36 EVO is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 08:30 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bryan1970 is an unknown quantity at this point
you might want to check all bulbs and sockets before diving into a brake light switch. becasue they can suck. and be sure to check for any arc marks on the taillight assemblies too. the arc marks will be black and crusty lookin' also be sure none of the contacts are burned through eihter. becasue it is likely that the brake light switch has only failed if the "brake light ciruct" message is displayed. and as i said before the brake light switch can be a real pain in the ass. you have to get up under the dash near the brake pedal and the pedals kinda get in you way of working and what not. so unless you are the size of a cat then i'd sugest checking all the other possibilities first :lol: but it does sounds like a brake light switch but it can'y hurt to double check. becasue it is quite common for the E36 cars to have the arc marks on the sockets and tailight assemblies.
bryan1970 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 10:16 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
M3 E36 EVO is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
[attachmentid=20622]Thanks Bryan for your help to date and for being the only one to reply.

Brake lights havent been sorted yet, because my biggest concern is the interior and the roof. The roof opens sometimes, but most times gets caught. There is one bolt and nut I'm very temepted to adjust!!! Not sure what it does though.

The leather is stained and I have no idea on how to remove the marks, its a pain in the ass.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	m3_leather_stain.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	67.3 KB
ID:	19353  
M3 E36 EVO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaking Cabriolet roof boomer2005 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 11-18-2005 04:25 PM
Replacing til crank on my manual sun roof.. Lien 3-Series (E36) 3 08-23-2004 11:04 AM
1993 E30 electrical roof trouble ijahn2000 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 05-15-2004 11:31 PM
E30 electric convertible roof will not lock ijahn2000 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 05-04-2004 09:25 AM
Convetible roof trouble ijahn2000 3-Series (E36) 2 05-04-2004 09:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome