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Old 03-20-2017, 10:08 AM
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Soft convertible top

I can't get my top to go down! It will go back but will not completely go down and then when raising it, it won't come back to the right position to be latched! Any ideas what the issue is?

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:55 PM
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Mein Auto: 1998 Z3 Roadster
When putting the top up, I always have to pull it down the the windshield the last inch or so. That's why there is a handle there.

You can switch it to manual mode for the time being. Remove the trunk liner on the driver's side and turn the T-shaped valve on the hydraulic motor.
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