hi last month i bought a 2006 z4 e85 with roof motor not working this was reflected in the price its a bit awkward to get at the motor but quite straight forward i followed advice on this web sight ( have a look lots of good advice with picks. also see u tube ) mine all sorted now in boot & working a treat ... if it was working ok i would still move it to the boot ....dont be put off .Hi, I'm thinking of getting a Z4 but I'm a little put off by the water in the roof motor problem. Does this issue affect all models of Z4s or is it just the E85s? Is the E89's roof motor in the same place? Thanks.
the plastic container the motor is in is fixed to the hood hinge with a cable tie & a small tang if you stand by the passenger door & remove the rubber cover & with a long knife cut the cable tie & the plastic side piece the whole lot comes out in one piece.Brilliant description and you made it look easy.
Decided I would do it to eliminate future problems but can't get the top off the housing. Peeled as much tape as I can but can't get any purchase to lever the top off. What did you use and did you puncture the top to lever against? Any advise would be appreciated.
I have just finally figured out the photo problem.
I re-saved the ones that kept giving me the security error, using a slightly lower resolution, taking the file size down from 6Mb to about 4Mb.
Every one is now posted and seems to be viewable, so hopefully they will be there permanently now.
I also redid some of the wording, to try and add a clearer explanation to some of the steps.
Hope this assists many more people to do a free roof re-location.