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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:49 PM
dadavidson dadavidson is offline
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Location: Uniontown, Ohio
Join Date: Apr 2014
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Mein Auto: 1998 323i Convertible
323ic Top wont Re Sync

Hello, I accidently left my ignition switch on over night and drained my battery and fried the chip in my key. I bought a new key and found the top wouldn't operate. I pulled the disengage handle under the rear seat opened the trunk and reset both motors correctly, closed the trunk and attempted to sync the top. It worked like a charm, all was well, I left the top down. Two days later i tried to raise the top and it didn't operate. I again pulled the handle and when I opened the trunk I found that the control rod from the LID motor had become dis attached. I re installed the control rod put on a new c clasp and reset both motors.When I attempted to sync the system while holding the top switch for about 10 seconds instead of the lid latching and starting the top raising sequence all I got was a blinking light and a pulsating sound coming from the window regulator motors. I have power to both motors and have checked micro switch for the trunk near the license plate # 5 I think and also the switch at the passenger side (US) of the top lid latch. I have attempted to sync numerous times with the same results...HELP!!!!!!!
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