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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-12-2012, 02:41 PM
atkinst744 atkinst744 is offline
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2001 BMW 325ic - Convertible Top Problems

My convertible top started malfunctioning a few weeks ago. First, when the top was going up, it would stop just before making contact with the latch (about 6 inches from completely the function). Then, it started to stop about half way up, and now the top stops about quarter of the way up.

Is there a relay switch or any other electrical issue I can check myself. Thanks
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:55 AM
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There are wires that run front-to-back (or back-to-front) along the sides of the soft top that will fray/break from putting the top up and down. I've had this happen twice (symptoms same as yours) and it was an inexpensive fix by my BMW mechanic. Could be that but you should take it to a mechanic to check it out.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:17 AM
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Thanks for your response. I found the cut wire in the harness last night. Thanks
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