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preet006 07-20-2012 04:04 PM

Z4 roof issue
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 - 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.

preet006 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.

preet006 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...

azn_oo1 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.

preet006 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...

Sim_Sima 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!

mike519 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 $ maybe get away with half that at an independent.

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

preet006 08-09-2012 12:52 PM

Awesome! Thank you all!!

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