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Mini convertible top trouble

I guess the last time I closed the top, I didn't notice that only one latch thing went into the slot.  The other is jammed, and the top managed to close, but not only the sun roof works, and no motor sound when I try to open up the top.  Is there any way to manually open it, or move it?

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  • jenna969 Oct 13, 2008

    That's sucks. My boyfriend and I have an engineering friend, and he said he'd take a look at it. I hope hope hope that we don't have to pay that much to get it fixed.

  • f1matricks Oct 27, 2008

    dealer said the cable broke. It apparently happens all the time. Typical BMW type flaw they never will admit. Anyway, $1800 + tax to repair.

    P.S. if you have one of your rear windows break its $1000. to fix. Sell your MINI now before word gets around how expensive they are to own.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    ECS Tuning has the part WELL BELOW what the dealer will charge.

    The dealer was charging $921.00 for the part alone + 5 hours of labor.

    I paid $272.44 for the part & I am doing the repairs myself this weekend. I am positng the results on NAM when completed.

    Here is a link to the part if any one is interested.

    The link below shows a picture of the roof dismantled. The part ordered was number 14.



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