Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

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z3ddie
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Chinnor

Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by z3ddie » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 13:17

Been all over here and looked at what other people have posted but I have a 1999 Z3 Roadster 2.8 Auto and can't locate any wiring for the heated rear window switch - any help please lovely people?

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Daz3
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Spilsby

Re: Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by Daz3 » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 14:19

Should be to the rear of the centre console behind a blanking plate.
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z3ddie
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
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Re: Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by z3ddie » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 14:29

Tried that but no joy

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BladeRunner919
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 15:32

On mine you have to remove the little tray thing at the back of the console and dig around under the carpet. Mine's there, wrapped in foam.

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helmik
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Re: Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by helmik » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 18:24

On my 2.2 02 reg i had to remove the ashtray and undo the screw under it, remove the 2 screws either side of the back of the centre console which then allowed it to move up a bit. I also had to ease each side out a bit to get it to come up. Remove the alarm light and then follow the wire down and i found my wires taped near to this, undo the tape and youre away. Small hands help when you follow the wire but making as much room as possible is also the way forward.

Hope it helps,

Mick

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Dave L2
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Re: Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by Dave L2 » Tue 11 Dec, 2012 22:20

Mine was also taped under the centre console.
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Robert T
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Re: Switch for hardtop heated rear window wiring

Post by Robert T » Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:30

Remove the rear switch tray/storage cubby and cut the black tape below. Connector for HRW is taped underneath.

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