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Old 09-04-2014, 05:03 PM
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Z4 cable release stuck for top

The hydraulic motor has failed in my newly purchased 2003 Z4 and the top will not lower. My problem now is the release cable in the trunk is stuck and cannot be pulled to center the pump so I can lower the top. Can anyone help me as what I should do next?
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:21 PM
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When my top broke the first time it took a number of tries to finally release the hydraulic pressure by pulling the red handle in the trunk, it does not pull out more than about 1/8-1/4 inch when it finally released everything moved freely.

It might help to have another person try to move the top while you pull the handle, that is how I ultimately got it to work.

Now the motor to pull/lock the top to the windshield will not engage to lock the top up/closed but it works in the bottom (top down position) I think I now have a bad sensor but this time when I pulled the handle it worked the first time with very little pulling effort.

I hope this helps.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:36 AM
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