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Old 11-30-2012, 02:57 PM
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Mein Auto: '96 328iC, '04 325Ci
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Originally Posted by petriej View Post
If the car is a '97 or newer it has a fully auto top, which means the part that connects the front edge of the top to the windshield has a motor inside the top to latch it. If the top worked to that point and then stopped, it could be something as simple as a fried motor. Or it could be broken linkage cables. If that's the case, you'll have to open it up and replace them. There should be more than one thread on that subject around here somewhere. Be thankful the top is not closed with broken cables...
Could also be a problem with micro switch 7. When it closes the top controller thinks the top is closed all the way and locked down. If it closes prematurely, the top stops there........
The E36 convertible adjust PDF file has a really good explanation of how the top mechanism works and what the micro switches do.
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