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BMW 318I CONVERTIBLE 1995 E36 Convertible Tops Manual CONVERTIBLE TOPS
Convertible Tops - 1
Subject Page
E36 Convertible Tops 
Overview .................................................................................................. 2
E36 Automatic Ele

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BMW 318I CONVERTIBLE 1995 E36 Convertible Tops Manual COMPONENTS
CONTROL MODULE:
•Located  behind  the  left  side  rear  seat  interior
quarter trim panel (1).
•All relays and operating electronics are installed
in the module.  The control module is

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BMW 318I CONVERTIBLE 1995 E36 Convertible Tops Manual Convertible Tops - 7
MOTORS:
•Top drive motor (A)  with gear assembly and position micro switches (S1 & S2).  The top
drive motor is located under the top storage compartment on the left side of the

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TENSION BAR RAISED
At the same time the windows are lowering, the top drive motor is switched on and the ten-
sion bar is raised to a vertical position.  The drive lever of the t

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BMW 318I CONVERTIBLE 1995 E36 Convertible Tops Manual TOP ASSEMBLY LOWERED
The top motor turns clockwise immediately opening S1 & S2.  It pulls the top into the stor-
age compartment.  The tension bar drive linkage is mechanically released from the top d

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EM TOP INITIALIZATION
Initialization of the system is required for the CVM to learn the end limits of the top storage
cover.  The CVM counts the pulses from the integrated hall s

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CONTROL MODULE DIAGNOSIS/TROUBLESHOOTING
 Faults that occur during opera-
tion of the top are stored in the
CVM. 
 They are accessed with the DIS
Tester or MoDiC.
 The table r

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BMW 318I CONVERTIBLE 1995 E36 Convertible Tops Manual CONVERTIBLE TOP STORAGE LID POSITION HALL SENSOR TESTS
Before  testing  always  verify  pin  numbers  and
wire colors from the appropriate ETM.
DC Voltage Test Procedures:
•At X13145 disconnect and