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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:39 AM
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Exclamation Automatic convertible top problems

I have a 1998 323ic (convertible) So at first it would only raise the front portion and then made a clicking noise in the back. power top switch red light blinking continuously now the light isn't blinking and nothing happens when i push the top down button. the motors are disengaged the bar war taken off the tonoue motor and wont line back up I was told they had to disengage the bar to lower the front closed. Im not sure where to start, Help! Please!
I need a new top installed but can't install without the top being operational. is it a fuse or the switch I need to address first? and then at somepoint cant I reset the motors with the top in up position? Can I lower the top manually and then reset and or get new top installed? ... and yes the emergency bar under the back seat has been pulled with the top in up position,,, urgh
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:12 AM
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Way to go Ken.

OP: Check out the docs posted in the Origami problems thread. That should help clear things up. If you're getting a brand new top installed, I'd just have someone tear off the old one.
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