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Old 05-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default California roof repair...help... not motors

I recently bought a 96 with a cali roof. It needed some repair (broken pieces). I have completed the repairs but can't get the drive posts to fully insert in the roof channel. I pull the roof forward and push down on the roof as hard as I can but the drive pulleys don't go all of the way into the slots...so the roof doesn't open. It binds up. Does anyone have sage advice on what I can do?
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Mallard recently posted a pdf of the reinstall process. Have you searched?
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:18 AM   #3
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How bout the dealer? I know its a pain but if you have all the parts then you would only pay for the labor.
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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I did download the file from the TIS. It doesn't really cover the dismantling of the canvas roof itself. I am going to recover my headliner next week. I will probably be able to see more once I take out the headliner. I was just wondering if there was a secret short of removing the roof itself. To answer the "going to the dealer", not unless I absolutely have to. I use them only for alignments. I do all of my own work on both of my BMW's. My other one is much more complicated...its an 850.
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Where do I find cali top parts anyone help please
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