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My top won't fully come down 1999 323i conv.

The convertible top is stuck in 80% up it will go down but ill not fully go up

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    Make up your mind,
    first you say "My top won't fully come down..." then you say "....it will go down but it'll not fully go up"!

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There is sensors in your boot and on under the flap that hides the roof if one of them is faulty you come stuck. the sensors are there so you dont try and drop the roof why the boot is open

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