Need hep. Looking for an E36 part.
I'm trying to fix the convertible top on my 97 328i but can't seem to find the part anywhere but the dealer. I'm looking for the latches that lock the top to the windshield on the driver and passenger sides. Part no. 54348217197 and 54348217198. I really only need the flexible drive tubes that connect these latches to the motor but the dealer only sells them in an assembly with the latches and I can`t afford to pay the $1000 for a the pair that they want. I've checked with all the maxbimmer sponsors and the scrap yards and have come up short. I'm thinking about trying to get it shipped in from the German manufacturer. Anyone have any ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
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