2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

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2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by brit20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:11 am

Hello, new to the forum. I live in Bermuda and have owned my Z since new.
I do not have much mileage just 14k. I have had no trouble until now. Seems like I need to replace the power top motor. I have found ShipKiller's posts on how to remove the soft top and how to change the motor. The attached photos are no longer there. Is it possible to somehow recover them,or better still is there a video how-to somewhere?
It's somewhat primitive in Bermuda, service wise. So I am working with a shop that has never done it before. So, pictures are worth thousands of words.
Any direction very welcome. Thanks,Brit20

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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by Smartbear » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:45 am

Are you sure the motor is defunct? What happens when you push the button? Have you checked the parcel shelf in the boot?
Be sure before removing the roof.
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by enzed4 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:23 am

shipkiller's guide, with pics, is in the 'DIY' section at bimmerfest. A lot of US members there too, which can be helpful for US-spec specific questions about your Z4.
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by brit20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:04 pm

Thanks Smartbear, pretty sure it is the motor. Gradually got harder to put the top down with the button. Now just hums when I try. I can put it up and down manually. I have the new motor. Would it be better to replace the two fluid hoses at the same time? Quite expensive at BMW price of $400 for both. Brit20

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Post by brit20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:05 pm

Thanks Smartbear, pretty sure it is the motor. Gradually got harder to put the top down with the button. Now just hums when I try. I can put it up and down manually. I have the new motor. Would it be better to replace the two fluid hoses at the same time? Quite expensive at BMW price of $400 for both. Brit20

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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by brit20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:08 pm

Thanks Enzed4 I will search that out. This car is a euro 2.2 model righthand drive of course. Lots of parts are same as US model though.
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by enzed4 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:04 pm

Ah, sorry, saw you were in Bermuda and assumed you had US Z4. Didn't realise you have a Euro-spec version. This forum's probably more useful then.
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by Yannickaria » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:03 pm

I will fly someone in to Orlando to do mine ...anyone available?

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Post by enzed4 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:18 am

Yannickaria wrote:I will fly someone in to Orlando to do mine ...anyone available?
Of course :lol:
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by Confused® » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:58 am

#114 on this page fella. motor Relocation #118
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showth ... 986&page=5

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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by Number5 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:44 am

Yannickaria wrote:I will fly someone in to Orlando to do mine ...anyone available?
Orlando or Bermuda ?

If you can accomodate the Wife and two teenagers for a week and cover my Airfares, I'll gladly start organising a round the world Roof fixing Trip, plus relocate your motors to the boot at the same time. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by firebobby » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:15 am

Number5 wrote:
Yannickaria wrote:I will fly someone in to Orlando to do mine ...anyone available?
Orlando or Bermuda ?

If you can accomodate the Wife and two teenagers for a week and cover my Airfares, I'll gladly start organising a round the world Roof fixing Trip, plus relocate your motors to the boot at the same time. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2005 Z4 power top motor replacement

Post by Beynon5 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:59 pm

No need to remove the roof for the job.. Ive just done it without removing and about to post a how to now.. really a lot easier than removing the roof.

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