The BMW E36 Convertible represents the factory-built convertible version of the BMW E36, a popular and successful compact executive car produced by BMW from 1990 to 1999.
The E36 Convertible was designed and manufactured as a dedicated open-top vehicle, offering a complete convertible experience from the factory. It was engineered to provide an authentic and enjoyable open-air driving experience while maintaining BMW's standards for performance, safety, and refinement.
Key features of the E36 Convertible included a power-operated fabric soft-top roof, which could be electrically raised or lowered, allowing for convenient and quick transformation between a closed cabin and an open-top configuration. The convertible top mechanism was designed for ease of use, ensuring a seamless transition from coupe-like enclosure to a spacious open-air driving experience.
BMW incorporated reinforcements and structural modifications into the E36 Convertible to compensate for the absence of a fixed roof. These enhancements aimed to maintain the car's structural integrity, safety, and driving dynamics, typical of BMW vehicles.
The E36 Convertible inherited much of the E36's design language, driving characteristics, and engine options. It offered a range of engine choices and trim levels, catering to varying preferences for performance and features.
The E36 Convertible holds significance among BMW enthusiasts as a classic convertible model, appreciated for its timeless design, driving dynamics, and the pleasure of top-down motoring provided by a purpose-built convertible design.
The replacement convertible roofs we supply and fit are OEM parts. This ensures the highest quality and reliability for both you and your vehicle. Crafted with precision and adhering to strict standards, these roofs epitomise excellence in both performance and durability.
Convertible roof replacements featuring an encapsulated rear screen include a brand-new screen encapsulated within the new replacement roof.
We stand firmly behind our craftsmanship, offering a comprehensive 12-month guarantee on both our work and the roofs themselves. This warranty underscores our commitment to delivering not just superior products, but also the confidence and peace of mind that accompany our exceptional service and top-tier convertible roofs.
Available in a diverse array of colours, our selection allows you to personalise your vehicle while maintaining the assurance of OEM quality.
Common Faults Include....
- Failure in Hall sensor positioning, resulting in high AC voltage output
- Convertible top remains stuck in open position
- Leakage in hydraulic roof cylinders
- Dashboard warning indicating insecure roof or incomplete cycle
- Slow operation of roof mechanism
- Misalignment of frame affecting roof mechanism
- Water seepage through weather seals
- Insecure front roof attachment due to faulty catches
- Activation of 'roof not secure' warning while driving
- Torn, damaged, or frayed soft top fabric
- Failure of microswitch, leading to open circuit or high resistance
- Convertible top halts midway, unable to complete full cycle
- Failure of tonneau cover or rear lid to close
- Noisy pump or motor during roof operation
- Communication failure in CAN-BUS system
- Issues with stuck or damaged flaps.
- Intermittent functioning of the roof, unable to complete cycle
- Convertible top is immobilized in closed position
- Dryness or deterioration in weather seals
- Cracks in frame or deformation in rear bow
- Failure in roof or body control module, ECU corrosion or malfunction
- Faulty or deteriorated solder connections
- Damage in wiring loom, including split wires or connections
- Leakage in hydraulic roof hoses
- Foggy or cracked plastic rear window
- Non-functional switch for roof mechanism
- Boot lid fails to open
- Torn, frayed, or damaged headlining
- Obstruction in roof drains
- Difficulty in operating stiff manual front catches
- Shrinkage of weather seals, allowing visibility through gaps
- Inoperative front power windows
Should any of these issues be present, feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, or by completing our contact form. Your communication is valuable to us.
At present, our inability to furnish pricing online stems from the dynamic nature of global economics, which has led to substantial fluctuations in the costs of parts and materials on a day-to-day basis. The intricate interplay of market forces, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical factors has rendered pricing incredibly volatile, making it challenging to provide accurate and up-to-date figures in real-time.
As we remain committed to offering fair and transparent pricing to our customers, we find it prudent to ensure that any pricing information reflects the current market reality, hence our decision to refrain from online pricing until we can reliably provide figures that align with the ongoing fluctuations in the global economy.
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