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Preventative maintenance

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by badman gee, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    Hello all,

    I've noticed recently that a couple of people have had bonnet cable failure.

    This can be a great cost to fix.

    I'm thinking of changing mine as prevention is better than cure.

    Anyone know how much the part is?

    Is it easy to change?

    Many thanks
  2. Brian H

    Brian H Zorg Guru (V)
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    Dec 5, 2011
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    Hi Mark,

    From what I can make out there are 2 x cables for bonnet release plus 2 x lower bonnet release catches and 2 x upper bonnet latches, a cable that goes from the drivers footwell to the first bonnet catch and then a short cable which attached the first bonnet catch to the second.

    Long cable 51 23 8 397 989 - £23.66
    Short cable 51 23 1 977 391 - £14.81
    Bonnet catch left lower 51 23 1977 635 - £12.14
    Bonnet catch right lower 51 23 1 977 636 - £12.14
    Bonnet latch upper 51 23 8 122 267 - £11.50 (x2)

    Parts 9, 11, 12 & 13 from the link below.


    I would think that failure is more to do with the condition of the bonnet catches both upper and lower rather than the cable itself. I have not changed this Mark but would assume that the long cable would be the hardest to replace.
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  3. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    Thanks Brian