Wikimedia Commons has media related to. The car was widely regarded as a test mule for the Z3 M Coupe. Having done it once already, I am positive that I could now do it in less than 1 hour. Installation is easy, installs just like the stock unit. Changes included revised tail-lights, grille, bumpers and mirrors. The overall length is also increased by 52 mm 2.
This information is only a summary. We also provide inexpensive and guaranteed 3 day, 2 day, and Overnight shipping options, so if you need your Convertible C-Pillar Repair Kit tomorrow, eEuroparts. The item must be new and in its original manufacturer packaging to be eligible for a cash refund. This is done with the Torx T20 screw driver. I have decently large hands and this was some tight maneuvering.
The , introduced in 2013, is not a successor to the 3 Series Compact, despite also using a rear opening. Country of Manufacture: Hungary Manufacture Quality: Genuine Shipping Weight lbs : 0. Remove the nylon loop that supports the bottom string loop. Somehow, this string was pulled off of the plastic piece forcefully. On the second try, I did not thread the strings appropriately. As long as you can accept this upfront, you will have no problems with the repair.
Unfortunately, we have no idea what caused it to break free. Materials Needed: The materials for this repair are impressively low. Make sure to line up the edges of the fabric with the ridge on the rear of the flap as shown in this picture: 16 Use the fabric adhesive sparingly to attach the fabric to the plastic along the ridge on the rear of the plastic flap. Third time was a charm! Place the fabric on the adhesive strip to hold it in place temporarily while you glue. Do not open the top for at least 24 hours.
If there is anything you cannot find in our catalog please and our knowledgeable customer service team will help you locate the part you need, fast. With that, on to the repair. In September 1996 1997 , the 3 Series compact received a. Issue: The following pictures detail the issue at hand: In both pictures, you will notice the top of the plastic piece is broken. The exterior styling has several differences to the rest of the E46 3 Series range, notably the distinctive headlights and tail-lights. Crack the windows and let the vehicle sit open for approximately 6 hours, making sure that it is well-ventilated. The car embodied all the technical and optical characteristics of the stock E36 M3, but in the compact body, and more.
If this repair is approached with patience, it can be done by just about anyone. This cover simply snaps on without hassle and will instantly improve the look of your car. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. After the adhesive is applied and the fabric is aligned with the plastic ridge on the plastic flap, let it sit without completely closing the top for 30 minutes. I call that worth it, especially considering the relatively small degree of skill required! Verify that the piece sits flush against the metal frame and the fabric looks perfect. This was extremely helpful for me. I estimate most people will be able to complete this in about the same time it took me: ~2 hours.
In the following picture you can see the 3 connection points for the loop. If you would like to return an item or have questions about the process, please and one of our customer service experts will be happy to help. The strings will point towards the rear of the vehicle and the adhesive strip will always be closest to the center of the vehicle. Order both sides to freshen your interior. That quote is nothing short of highway robbery. As per the rest of the E46 range, the wheelbase was increased by 25 mm 1. The title 'Ti' Turismo Internazionale , was unique to the Compact range and was used on the more powerful versions, harking back to the 'Ti' models of the sixties.
I closed the top slowly to ensure I had it hooked up correctly and that it sat flush against the frame when the top closed: 15 Remove the adhesive strip on the plastic flap. Unlike most hatchback competitors, the 3 Series Compact uses instead of front-wheel drive. There will also be a covered strip of adhesive on the inner side of each plastic piece. When you look in your rear view mirror and you see two plastic bits flanking your rear windshield, those are the C-Pillars. If your c-pillar cover has been damaged, you might want to replace it to restore the look of your vehicle and its safety in the event of a rollover. It should look like this now! This model was known as either the California Top Edition or the Open Air Edition.