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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Oct-11-2017, 03:52:28 AM   #1
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Default 'Vert mystery part

I was wrestling the hardtop onto my 'vert and the metal peg pushed this plastic cap inward and got it off track. I tried to get the plastic cover/cap to pop back into place but instead the darn thing came loose in my hand.

What is this thing - what is it's function? How do I get it re-attached?

Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: 'Vert mystery part

It’s function is to hide the mechanism beneath. They move during operation and then close back up. You can use the other side to fix the failed side.
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Default Re: 'Vert mystery part

It slides in a track/slit and is spring loaded. So first make sure you find the rest of small parts.
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It slides in a track/slit and is spring loaded. So first make sure you find the rest of small parts.
Thanks, yah I felt whatever was holding it (spring loaded) break free and drop down into the nooks and crannies.
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