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07-05-2005, 07:49 AM
Does anyone know how to manually open/close the convertible top on a 1999 M3?


07-05-2005, 08:53 AM
Directions are in your manual.

THere is a red nylon strap under the rear drivers side seat. By pulling this strap you disengage the top motors which will allow you to manually raise the top and lock it into place.

Once the motors are disengaged they will need to be manually reset in order for your top to function properly again. The dealer will charge you about $150 to do this. You can do it yourself for about 45 min. worth of time.

Do a search on this subject as the topic has been discussed many times. And again your owners manual will have additional information.

07-05-2005, 12:20 PM
Thanks for the tip. I received the "coupe" manual with the car originally so it didn't have that infomration.