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Old 03-22-2014, 06:04 PM
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soft top not going down

my 2006 z4 top unlatches but doesn't move . you can move it down by hand. same thing in reverse you have to move it by hand but it will lock with switch. red light flashes while top is down meaning top is not locked in down position.previous owner said top stopped working after an accident a fender bender in front and back very light bumper damage

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:32 PM
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Let's try that again..... Here's a thread on possible issues.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=554728

There are switches in the trunk compartment that prevent the soft top motor functioning because they aren't in the proper position. There is also a micro switch in the middle of the trunk shelf on the seat back/trunk wall that if the tab is broken off will prevent the top from moving.


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MirHunter's thread here...convertible top issues... Has a jpg of the micro switch I was referring to... It's the small one to the lower right of the picture. There is a tab that can be pulled off raising/lowering the top compartment shelf. The other switch shown is the latch that keeps the top down and locked. Later years if Z's did not have this latch as top is not going to raise it self due to wind slip stream.


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