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I have a 2008 E93 convertible,the roof is working fine but

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I have a 2008 E93 convertible,the roof is working fine but the motor hydraulic reservoir shows the fluid level to be just below the + sign on the reservoir!
How exactly do I top up the oil? where is the fill plug?and are special tools required?
I assume no hydraulic lines need to be disconnected
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Hello what is the last 7 of the cin?
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Vin, pardon the typo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Full vin number :-WBAWK72070P292034
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

thanks for confirming the vin

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The photos you have sent are not of the E93 hydraulic motor/reservoir,at least not my E93!
The oil level is not indicated by a dot but a + sign and more importantly the filler plug is not at the top of the reservoir.Having investigated further by removing a large foam ring around the end of the reservoir,cutting cable ties around hydraulic lines and tilting the whole unit upwards the filler plug is at the end of the reservoir in the centre,so the unit has to be tilted to top up the oil.Now that I can see the filler plug clearly only a simple Allen key is required to remove it.Not the best piece of engineering from BMW or its supplier.At least you can use this information for your records!