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i AM SURE THERE IS A WAY TO DO THAT TAKE THE OVERHEAD COVER THERE IS A SMALL BOX YOU HAVE TO TRY TO OPEN IT WITH A SMALL SCREW DRIVE AND UNSCREW ITAND PULL THE COVER CAREFULY AND YOU WILL SEE THE TOP CONVERTIBLE MOTORE AND DESCONNECT THE WIRE AND RUN A WIRE FROM THE BUTTERY AND CONNECTE IT WITH THE END OF THE MOTORE IF IT DOESN'T MOVE TRY TO SWITCH THE WIRE OK i HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU ME TOO I HAVE A PROBLEME WITHE MY BMW 323I 1998 THE TOP DOESN'T GO DOWN THE CONVERTIBLE SWUITCH DOESN'T HVE A POWER A REACHING IT IF SOMEONE HAS UNSWER PLEASE SEND ME AN E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org THANK GOOD LUCK.
remove Remove the glove box and rear trim panel to access blower motor, are u sure it is not the blower speed control that is the source of your problem? that is the most common failure Here is a copy of the instruictions to replace that component if needed courtesy of Just Answer.com
I believe that the component the BMW tech was referring to is the blower final stage (like an electronically controlled blower resistor assembly). This is a very common failure item on this model, and causes the symptoms you describe.
BMW has a revised part number for this component, which lasts much longer than the original design. When you call the BMW dealer for the part, it is #(P/N 64 11 8 385 549).
The IHKA blower final stage resistor is located behind the right side footwell vent duct. Here is the replacement procedure:
(1) Remove the glove box and rear trim panel to access the area behind the duct.
(2) Remove the two attaching screws from the stepper motor bracket and carefully disconnect the flap rod from the stepper motor arm. Remove the stepper motor to access the final stage resistor. Note: Do NOT turn on the ignition switch while the steeper motor is removed from the case.
(3) Remove the connector from the final stage resistor and the two attaching screws. Remove the IHKA blower final stage resistor and replace it with the improved PN 64 11 8 385 549
Remove lower left trim panel from instrument panel. Remove knee protector (USA only). Disconnect connector (2). Pull out resistor for heater - A/C fan (1) in direction of arrow (as shown) and remove. Behind center of dash board left Please Remember to RATE ME Thank You Very Much !