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How To Guide Remove Z3 OEM roll hoops

Discussion in 'Z3 & Z3 M Roadster & Coupé Knowledgebase' started by spurs fan in a coupe, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. spurs fan in a coupe

    spurs fan in a coupe Zorg Guru (IV)
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    As title, if you are taking out your roll hoops I hope this helps.

    Cheers

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    Hard to know where to start but i'll try my best.

    Obvious Phillips headed screws in speaker trim need to come out

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    and this sneaky one by the roof

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    and these hex headed ones behind hoops too

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    Pop out the trim panel covers on side of hoops, with small flat headed screw driver

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    Forgot to take a snap of the inner and outer door sill covers, but they both need to come off to reveal this last Phillips screw. Both trims come off with a bit of a yank, the outer one (with roadster written on it) needs to get pulled at the door latch end away from the car first to pop that clip.

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    As I already had the centre console out these two were easy, not sure if they had to come out or not.

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    The centre panel between the roll hoops themselves does just pull off upwards but the rear clips are tight.

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    Mine had a HK sub in it which is 4 or so Phillips screws and a bit of jangling to lift out

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    Inside now you can find the torx bit screw that needs to come out, you need both a 30 and a 40 bit for the 2 types of torx that hold the hoops in.

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    These are the others

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    Once out the hoops just slide out

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    other plastic trim with Phillips head screws

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    including this one!

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    More random screws between back of trim and the folded done roof (x 3 under 'ping off' covers)

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    Two small screws holding top half of upper plastic trim on. It will now lift off after you have fed the seat belt through it. I had to lift (a little by hand) the roof to get the right angle.

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    Well done nearly done!

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    Small hex nuts at back of removable turret.

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    Some torx bolts under carpet at front

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    Various other torx bolts

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    And THAT'S IT!

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    A big box of bits!

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  2. GazHyde

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    Nice write up SFAIC :). I shall create a wiki article from this if that's OK!

    Funny as well, because someone was only just asking how to do this on a Facebook group...
     
  3. spurs fan in a coupe

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    No worries I hope it helps someone.

    I took the pics as I dismantled to try and help the buyer of these hoops.

    I will try to do the same for other large items I remove from the Z3 I'm breaking.
     
  4. zedonist

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    Fantastic write up Andy, I can see it helping someone tomorrow afternoon............;)
     
  5. spurs fan in a coupe

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    No worries :drinks:
     
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    Hi Andy! Do you still happen to have the photos? not displaying just now... Thanks! Rich