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    rear window molding cracked

    The black molding around the rear window on my 2000 m-roadster is cracked and brittle and separating in some areas. Does this mean a new rear window (or worse?)


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    yep...

    If it's cracked and it's not just the canvas coming up from underneath, you'll need a new window. I'd recommend OEM but others have used different ones in the past. For the best price I've found on OEM windows, try huskerbmw.com. Ask for Jeff Gomon.

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    Re: rear window molding cracked

    Same thing happened to my 2000. I had a local top shop replace the top with the same type of top but the window was not zipped in like the OEM. Other than that and the roundel that is down in the corner you cannot tell the difference from the OEM top. Top shop guy told me that after 6 or 7 years most convertible tops need to be replaced. Mine was in good shape but he told me it would be a just a matter of time that the thread sewn around the window would start to deteriate and unravel. Cost to just replace back window was around $700 and to replace top which comes with new window was around $1200. I bit the bullet and got the new top.


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    also be careeful - if you lower the top with these pieces of stiff rubber tubing sticking out from your window, the top could become frayed from rubbing against the window trim - as mine has.

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