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jen_mini 05-28-2012 01:03 AM

Convertible roof stuck - not opening
I'm having a problem with my 54 mini one convertible.

Basically the roof is jammed and won't open at all (not even into 'sunroof mode') Instead of the usual windows coming down, sunroof mode, etc, it made a few clicking sounds in the boot, then went on to make a rather loud noise as if the motor to pull the clips open and the roof back is turning but the clips aren't unclipping at the front. The sound seems to be coming from the central plastic section of the roof. I had read a lot of forums where people have reported the roof opening on just the passengers side, although mine is the complete roof that is jammed. Any ideas on what the fault could be / whether it's an easy fix?!


fazzer 03-02-2015 03:46 AM

Mini Convertable
Did you manage to get the roof fixed as Ive just bought a mini cooper convertible with exactly the same problem

Gr8ful 06-21-2015 03:00 PM

Check the boot. If is looking unlocked the top will not move.

fazzer 06-21-2015 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by Gr8ful (Post 9144579)
Check the boot. If is looking unlocked the top will not move.

Ive sorted the problem now ,it was the nylon wheel in the motor in the middle of the roof(the motor that moves the sunroof part)dead easy fix but I couldn't just replace the wheel as BMW don't sell this part I had to buy the whole motor for just under 300 quid.

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