View Full Version : Z4 roof issue

07-20-2012, 04:04 PM
HI all,

my z4 roof seems stuck and wont open, can anyone help me out?

where can i get it fixed and how much will it cost me?


Deep 3.2TL
07-20-2012, 04:06 PM
I have a manual roof, so can't help you much, but visit zpost.com - a lot more guys there with Z's that can help.

BTW: It's a common problem. Water gets into the motor causing it to crap out a lot... I think last I read about it, it was in the neighbourhood of $800, but I could be totally wrong... check zpost.

07-20-2012, 06:13 PM
This a real stupid question, but is there anyway to just convert it to a manual roof?

Deep 3.2TL
07-20-2012, 11:37 PM
I believe there is a release in the trunk that should allow you to turn into manual. You still need the system to unlock, but once unlocked, you can move it manually.

07-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Anyone know where I can get this fixed that wont charge me an arm and leg?

Deep 3.2TL
07-25-2012, 04:33 PM
tried checking with any of the sponsors? RMP, etc, etc...

07-25-2012, 05:48 PM
you got 2 motors for the z4 top. one that is for latching and one that opens and closes the top. if its the latching one its easy to access and you would probably fix it yourself. The opening and closing motor on the other hand is a big pain in the ass from the DIY guides.

07-27-2012, 11:25 AM
I had someone check it out, they told me it was the hydraulic pump.

Deep 3.2TL
07-27-2012, 11:36 AM
yea - pretty common issue...

There's a Z4 cruise tomorrow if you are interested... I can't make it, but there's a bunch of guys from zpost meeting and taking a 150-200 km drive, stopping at creemore springs for a tour, etc...

07-28-2012, 07:30 PM
Hey I plan on doing a whole DIY soon on this issue. I found lots of links and have friends that work at a local Dealership. I will post a great link but I plan on doing a more extensive guide on the roof repair.


and one more for all BMW owners


the last one is a great troubleshooter!

08-08-2012, 12:52 PM
I am about to replace mine. Picked up the pump and components in the US for $500. They are around $1000 just for the parts here. Installation at a dealer is $800...you maybe get away with half that at an independent.

Do a search for shipkiller'a dIY on replacing it yourself. Very well done.

08-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Awesome! Thank you all!!