Works for 2 to 3 weeks then breaks again. Push the switch to close the top forward and hold it down. Any ideas what the problem is and how it can be fixed? So, when the time was right I went ahead and purchased a beautiful E46 325Ci Convertible with sport package, premium package, cold weather package, and 5- speed. Definitely have this region inspected if looking at a 330i. I do not have a wiring diagram for the vehicle. Is there a way to reset it, or what can I do to fix it? This car is always a joy to drive, fun and fast and with a tremendous engine sound. When the back cover comes up and the rest is supposed to retract.
Any feedback anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. Lift up on the tonneau cover and stow the top. That said, I love my E46 and the driving experience is unparalleled. Second, the 330i and the M3 are quite different. So there should be no reason why I'm getting such bad mileage. Lift up on the tonneau cover and stow the top.
If your 330Ci is experiencing electrical problems, you should always check the fuses first, because they are relatively easy to check and cheap to change. I thought it would be at least 20, 21. You have to take out the covers hiding them. Other motor is in a vertivle orientation and at the driver side rear quater panel. You have to crank and crank and crank until the top is slightly open.
And who wants a convertible whose roof doesn't go down?!? I took the car to 2 garages. Have a friend or a heavy tool box push down on the front part of the cover on the passenger side. I went on vacation for three weeks to asia and i got home to find my 2005 330 cic top had come open on its own,and i ended up with water and mold growing inside i have witnessed this a total of three times the top also gets stuck half open and freezes closed sat times no clue whats up anyone else know?? You have a small shot at just re-engaging the motors but will probably have to do a full reset. Don't get me wrong, the M3 is fantastic, but all round the 330i is more reliable. Other changes include a standard front armrest for all 325 models, as well as a rear center headrest for all sedans and wagons. It certainly turns mine every time I walk away from it.
One of the motors is located near the taillight. There is a lever to left side under this seat with a red flap, pull the lever it will diengage the motors that control ur convertible soft top. You will hear a click. Since stowage lid and trunk can't be open at the same time, this microswitch prevents this happening. There are two motors located in the driver side rear quarter panel.
Unlatch the top from the windshield frame, then lift up the back half of the top, unlatch the top lid, rise it up and lower the top into the compartment, close and latch the soft top lid. My current car a tiptronic 3 ltr is now 15 years old and still runs like new, is cheap to service and at speed is very nimble unlike modern heavy cars. I do not have a wiring diagram for the vehicle. The window works when lowered by window switch. It is a pure joy to drive and I still wake up in the morning with the thought that I am going to drive it and leave work looking forward to hugging corners on the way home. This seemed to have reset whatever had gone askew.
Oil change with Mobil1, next one will be Castrol Syntec. Take the back seat out and push lever back into the correct position. My trunk was completely closed and I even checked to make sure. This may have reset the computer. However, failure could result in a blown engine. The car offers great balance of performance and luxury.
One motor is sort of in a horizontal placement under the pan where the top is stowed. After I raised and lowered the top manually a few times, and replaced a fuse, I began getting a clicking noise between the rear seats when using the automatic top controls, which ended up being that the square plastic drive in the electric motor was stripped. There is a problem with the drivers side lock system. You need to reengage both motors if you have disengaged them pulling the lever undernearth the rear driverside seat. The window works when lowered by window switch.