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Wind Deflector – fold-down version BMW Z3 roadster (E36/7)

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BMW Installation Instructions

Installation of the wind deflector should be undertaken by a BMW specialist workshop.
After fitting has been done in the workshop, the installation instructions are to be handed to the customer.
Installation time approx. 2.5 hours, which can vary according to the condition and fittings of the vehicle.
Cannot be installed in combination with the rollover protection system.

The working steps and safety advice enumerated in these installation instructions for
first assembly, attachment and reattachment and handling of the wind deflector must be unconditionally complied with. The wind deflector is so constructed that with proper fitting and operation no damage can
result to the vehicle.

BMW accepts no liability for damage which occurs as a result of not following the work sequence and safety instructions. In addition, any warranty claim against BMW AG is extinguished in the event of improper fitting and handling which diverges from the installation and operating instructions.

CAUTION !
Assembly of the wind deflector is to be carried out by a BMW specialist workshop exclusively. It is only there that the appropriately trained technical personnel are available who have the required tools and auxiliary materials. Failure to observe this can lead to damage to the vehicle.

Required tools
Hexagon key SW 16
Hand drill
Twist drill Ø 4 mm, Ø 6 mm and Ø 13.5 mm
Centre punch
Flatnose pliers
Deburrer
Zinc dust paint
Flat tip screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver

Parts kit
1 Wind deflector (1x)
2 Support (2x)
3 Phillips screw (6x)
4 Paper sticker (2x)
5 Covering cap (2x)
6 Felt-tip pen (1x)
7 Installation instructions (1x)
8 Protective cover (1x)

Contents
Section
1. Assembly of the wind deflector
1.1 Part-dismantling of the centre console
1.2 Dismantling of the storage box
1.3 Dismantling of the side trim parts
1.4 Mounting of the supports
1.5 Making the through drill holes
1.6 Final assembly of the wind deflector
2. Operating the wind deflector

1. Assembly of the wind deflector

1.1 Part-dismantling of the centre console

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Prise out the covering caps (1) on both sides of the centre console using a flat-tip screwdriver and undo the Phillips screws.

Fitting for smokers:

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Remove ashtray insert and undo Phillips screws (1). Take out ashtray (2). Then undo the Phillips screw which fixes the centre console.

Non-smoker version:

Take out storage tray and undo the Phillips screw which fixes the centre console. Now adjust the seats and backrests forwards.

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Then undo the Phillips screw (1) on both sides of the rear mounting of the centre console.

1.2 Dismantling of the storage box

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Draw the centre console carefully upwards, twist it and loosen the Phillips screw (1) of the storage box.

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Then loosen the mounting of the storage box in the convertible top compartment. Lever out the coverings (1) and loosen the Phillips screws.

Storage box with trays

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Open the upper storage tray (1) and loosen the
2 Phillips screws illustrated.
The storage box can then be removed upwards.

Storage box with subwoofer

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Unclip the cover (1) of the storage box at the frontedge and fold it upwards. Then loosen the 2 Phillips screws illustrated in Fig. F 36 82 1047.

1.3 Dismantling of the side trim parts

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Prise out each of the three covering caps (1) and loosen the Phillips screws. Then remove the upper
side trim panel (2). Then unclip the sill strips in order to be able to remove the rear side trim panels.

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Loosen each of the 4 Phillips screws (1) on the rear side trim panel and remove it. When removing the side trim panel fold the convertible soft top forwards slightly.

1.4 Mounting of the supports

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On both sides loosen each mounting clip (1) of the rear floor covering (2) and trim the floor covering to correspond to the doted line.

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Place the wind deflector with supports (1) inserted as shown in the illustration centrally on the stamped metal sheet (2) and adjust the supports. Mark three drill holes for each support.
Take note of the driving direction of the wind deflector.

It is essential to make sure that the wind deflector is aligned centrally and parallel to the stamped metal sheet (2).

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Centre punch the marked places and drill holes Ø 4.0 mm with a twist drill. Remove drilling chips and coat the drill holes with zinc dust paint. Adjust the support (1) and screw it tight with the supplied Phillips screws (2). Respect the left and right side. Then reassemble the sill strips and rear side trim panels.

1.5 Making the through drill holes

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Position the paper stickers (2), according to the measurements shown, on the inside of the disassembled upper side trim panels (1), as illustrated and stick them on. The right-hand side upper side trim panel can be seen in the
illustration. To make the upper side trim panel sit as accurately as possible on the rear side trim panel, the belt deflection must first be removed.

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To determine the position for the through drill hole, put the supplied felt-tip pen (1) in the support until
it stops. Then place the upper side trim panel (2) precisely on top of the rear side trim panel (3) until the felt-tip pen indicates the mark on the papersticker.

Drill a hole from the inside on the mark with a twist drill Ø 6.0 mm. Then check the position of the drill hole again by putting on the upper side trim panel. The felt-tip pen must be exactly aligned through the hole. If it is not, the positioning has to be corrected. Rebore the hole from the outside to Ø 13.5 mm.

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With the aid of flatnose pliers put the spring (1) through the hole.

The spring must be put through so far that the end of the spring juts out at the opposite hole. Reassemble the trim panels, seat belts, storage box and centre console in the reverse order of disassembly.

1.6 Final assembly of the wind deflector

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Insert the wind deflector through the drilled holes into the supports until it engages.

2. Operating the wind deflector

2.1 Opening soft top with wind deflector fitted

When the soft top is opened the wind deflector must be engaged in the upright position. Otherwise the soft top rests on the wind deflector. Risk of damage.

2.2 Closing soft top with wind deflector fitted

When closing the soft top the wind deflector can remain in the folded down position. The wind
deflector is then taken with the soft top into the vertical position. For a better rear view the wind deflector can be
folded towards the rear even when the soft top is closed.

2.3 Driving positions of the wind deflector

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The catch mechanism furthest to the front is the normal driving position (1) of the wind deflector. If the seat is adjusted to the rearmost position, the vertical catch mechanism (2) should be chosen.

2.4 Folded-down positions of the wind deflector

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When the tonneau cover is in use, the catch before the last one (1) should be used for the folded-down position.
If the soft top is laid down without tonneau cover, the rearmost catch (2) can be engaged.

2.5 Use of the storage compartment

The wind deflector can be swung up to open the storage compartment. To do this the wind deflector must be engaged in the vertical position.

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The catch is released by pressing together the two handles (1) and the wind deflector can then be swung up towards the rear. To engage the wind deflector again in the vertical position, pull on the looped strap (2) until the wind deflector audibly engages on both sides. The wind deflector must have engaged on both sides before setting off.

2.6 Removing the wind deflector

The wind deflector can be taken off by pulling it upwards out of the supports.

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Then to stop water or dirt from getting in, put the supplied covering caps (1) on the through drillholes appropriately on right and left.

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