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1996 bmw concertible replaced battery purchased from auto zone hatch for top won't open, could it be wrong battery or motor

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  • lcw67 May 08, 2009

    if the battery was not properly installed would everything else be working fine, the top retracts the back lid will not open to acceprt the top

  • lcw67 May 09, 2009

    1996 bmw convertible, back lid does not open, top moves but can not open lid to get top into

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To isolate the problem, please follow the steps below:

1. Check the "Back Lid" fuse if it's blown or not.

2. Try unlocking the glovebox. You may have an actuator there that overrides unlocking the trunklid. If not, make sure that the lid for the convertible storage compartment is latched and secured especially on the right side. There is a microswitch there (right side conv. top storage latch) that sends the lock/closed signal to CLS.

3. If anything goes wrong aside from the backlid, it would be best to consult a mechanic.

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No first check battry is proper working and also check that geiven connection to battery +ve and -ve.

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TRY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY FOR 5 MINUTES TO SEE IF THE TOP SEQUENCER/CONTROL RESETS, IF THE TOP DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY THEN THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE CONTROL MODULE FOR THE TOP AND U WILL NEED TO HAVE THE BMW DEALER HOOK UP A SPECIAL TESTER TO FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG.

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