Convertible Top Latch Gear

4.83 out of 5
(6 customer reviews)


If the convertible top won’t unlatch from the windshield of your BMW, you most likely have a stripped or cracked latch motor gear. The original gear is made of plastic and is prone to failure after years of use. Our replacement gear is made from high grade steel and is guaranteed to never break.  Comes with replacement plastic gear mounts.

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Category: Product ID: 2573


Fits the following BMW vehicles:

BMW E36 318ic M42 1.8L
BMW E36 318ic M44 1.9L
BMW E36 323ic M52 2.5L
BMW E36 328ic M52 2.8L
BMW E46 323Ci M52 2.5L
BMW E46 325Ci M54 2.5L
BMW E46 330Ci M54 3.0L
BMW E46 M3 S54 3.2L
BMW E64 645Ci N62 4.4L
BMW E64 650i N62 4.8L
BMW E64 M6 S85 5.0L


6 reviews for Convertible Top Latch Gear

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ray Eckler

    Made it here through your Youtube video on the E64. Thought I’d never be able to put my top down again…. also the latch got here in 2 days with the free shipping! Thanks!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jeremiah Plasco

    I’m a regular BMW Repair Guide reader both on your blog and YT channel…. thanks again for a great product and a great price!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell Gordon

    OMG THANK YOU THIS LATCH GEAR IS SO FRUSTRATING. I’ve been having trouble with my E64’s convertible top since I bought it and have been using it manually for the past 6 months. Could not find anything on this until your video…..

  4. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Quigley

    Worked like a charm! Had no idea it was that little jerk of a screw that was causing this mess. I appreciate all you guys do and keep up the repair articles!!!!!!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Daren Shaw

    We got the little bugger of a screw did ya? Would not know this was possible if you guys didn’t post this so many thanks. As I’m sure you’re aware the BMW community has a data aggregation problem…. no one knows what part goes to which part number and yadda yhadda .. may never get solved!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Fred Warner

    There should be a mandatory disclosure for these E64’s divulging the fact that they all inevitably break…. Every. Single. Time.


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