One opens the owners manual and looks for the description of how to
retract them. There is a tool in your toolkit in the trunk that releases
the lock, then you have to press them down REALLY hard to get them to
retract. The tool is a U shaped piece of metal about 8" long..
Was that circuit installed in the E-30 series cars? Reason I ask is
I did 1 1/2 complete spins today on the turnpike after a truck in
front of my lost his oil pan and soaked the road in oil (BIG truck, 18
wheeler). Puckered my ass big time. I am proud to say that the car is
unscathed except for the slight crease in the drivers seat. Not a
pleasant experience to see the world go around like that at 80+ MPH...
Would have been a much easier ride if I hadn't had to miss a bouncing
Deployment depends on the 'angle of attack' maybe. On mine (a CLK cabrio)
the roll-bar deploys when going over speed bump too quickly (maybe the
sensitivity is set by the govt to keep speeds down...). Fortunately
resetting does not require a dealer.
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"Jeff Strickland" < email@example.com> wrote in message
On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 15:08:12 +0100, "Dori A Schmetterling"
There's a great moment on 5th Gear when Vicky causes the roll-bar
to deploy while taking an SL around the track. They bleep the words
out (at least, over here), but you get the impression she was somewhat
"Everybody wants a normal life and a cool car;
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2003 BMW 325i Black/Black, 2003 BMW Z4 Black/Black
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