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1993 325i Power Convertible Top will not open

I have checked all fuses, but the top will not lower, any suggestions would be appreciated

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  • randyk1 Dec 02, 2008

    Thanks for your advice, though I would still like to be able to test the microswitch myself and any other possibles before the dealership.

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Has to be rest and tested by bmw dealship something has caused the roof to stop possible the control unit failed, a faulty microswitch in roof or the straps in the roof have failed and thrown it out of timing, cauing it to shout down system.

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  • thomasdtank Dec 03, 2008

    ok them removed the back seat realse the motors by pulling on the lever, open back boot

    removed the left side brake light cover removed the side trim and u will see two motor reasled. one in the guard does the lide the other does the roof. Leave the motors out, now u can operate the roof manualy open the roof in the open position, and up the lide down push on lide so that u can open the boot lide with the rear roof lide open u cant open boot, get some to push down on lide u will hear the microswitch click that will allow u to open boot, when the boot is open refit the motors buy hand make sure they click back into place them close the boot lide, with the roof in the open postion and the lide down, jump into vehicle, put ur foot on the brake hold the roof buttom in close postion put ign on and wait the lide should go down into lock postion and window should go up once this happens press the open postion and roof should work if not try again realse lever open and close roof by hand but put back into roof down push on lide open boot, refit the two motors make sure they click in close boot, jump into car hold the roof buttom down and try again.

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