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Repair instructions for rear window BMW 3 Series E30 Convertible and BMW Z1

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BMW Installation Instructions

The necessary tools and the other materials needed are contained in the repair kit.

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Attach double-sided adhesive tape to the four corners of the rear window.

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Take fleece material (already shaped to fit) from the kit, place it in position and stick it firmly to the four adhesive points.

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Place the rear window on the soft top and align.

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Locate rear window and fix down.

Note

Insert needle into stitching holes.

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Mark the new rear window.

Draw the marking line (1) 8 mm from the soft top edge (2) on the new rear window.

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Cut rear window to required size.

Note

Place rear window on a level, padded base in order to cut it out.

The knife is shaped like a pen; the blade is stored inside.

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Cut through the old rear window at one rounded corner us­ ing the knife supplied.

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Score the rear window along the soft top at all remaining edges as far as half-way through the window’s thickness.

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Separate the first seam using a knife.

Note

Be careful not to damage the soft top.

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Remove the threads from the inside and outside.

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Mark the old stitching holes with the white marker pen.

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Fit the trimmed rear window into the soft top.

Verdeckstoff = Soft top material 8 mm

Naht = Seam

neue Heckscheibe = New rear window DichtschweiBung nicht losbar = Permanent heat seal

alte Heckscheibe = Old rear window Heckfensterstreifen = Rear window strip

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Note

Locate the new rear window carefully; it should be an exact fit.

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Adjust rear window and securely stitch on with 1O stitching needles.

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Remove the needles in the upper area and apply adhesive to rear window .

Note

Adhesive mix ratio: 95% adhesive

5% hardener

It takes 12 hours for the adhesive to harden completely . En­ sure that no adhesive is applied to visible parts of the rear window, since it is impossible to remove this adhesive later .

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Stick the upper section of the rear window to the soft top.

Note

Allow adhesive to dry.

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Lift up soft top material and apply adhesive to upper section of rear window.

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Remove stitching needles in the lower section and apply adhesive to rear window .

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Apply adhesive to lower rear window section of soft top.

Note

Allow adhesive to dry.

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Stick lower section of rear window into soft top.

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  • Two people should do the stitching (one on the inside, one on the outside).
  • The stitching holes can be made larger by using the awl.
  • Two needles and two threads are used for stitching so that a seam of symmetrical appearance is produced.

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Take hold of the old rear window with fleece cover material at the corner which has been cut through, and remove it.

Note

The knife may have to be used at certain points to detach the old rear window .

Check the rear window later on for water leaking in.

Printing and other errors and omissions excepted. Sub­ ject to amendment.

This article was last modified on September 11, 2017, 1:49 pm

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