The front part will release, but then it stops when the back motor kicks in. The front will go back down and lock in the correct position. I have tried 3 to 4x's without success. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
The linkage has probably come undone. You can disengage the rear motor by pulling on an orange tether that is under the right passenger seat. Once that's done you can manually put the top up and down and check the linkage.
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try a spray lubricant into the motor mechanism and grease any visable wire cables that run from/to motor ,not the electrical cables the bare wire winder cables,also grease/ lubricate any accessable pivot/hinge points , gently pull the cord and gently push the roof back and forth occasionally trying motor with a bit of patience this should get the roof moving , also look for anything that may be snagging the roof/mechanism as there is a pressure protection system to stop the roof being fully closed on say someones hand so preventing injury
I believe you do this in this order. Roll windows down, release the latch at the top of the windshield, raise the front of the top, release rear cover by pulling the latch near the rear seat, Pull up the back of the top and then pull up on the rear cover. The back of the top should now fit into the opening under the rear cover. Continue to fold the top into this space. Push down on the rear cover to lock (won't be able to open trunk if not engaged.) To raise it, release rear latch cover, open rear cover and pull top out of opening. Raise rear of top so you are able to now close the rear cover, set rear of top down on cover and then pull fron of top down and engage the fraont latch. Hoe that helps.
If your top is electric then you will need to release the front cowl motors at the center point of the trim in front of the rear view mirror(small access plug needs to be removed and allen key inserted to drive unit.) You also need to pull the release handle under the back seat bottom(driver's side) The release handle detaches the drive units for the storage lid cover and the convertible top drive. Once the motors are released, the front of the top must be lifted approximately 6 inches and the pressure against the rear of the top will relax. raise the rear bow, open the storage lid, lower the rear bow and push the front of the top up and toward the back of the car. The top should fold into the storage area. Once in, close the storage lid until it clicks.
have you tried checking oil level in the resevoir ,also check all moving hinges and oil with a oil can with engine oil in it not that spray stuff ,also check the voltages on the pump motors with a meter in case wires have a high resistance and not passing the correct voltage and amperage to the motors
you need to turn the allen screw to work the front latch release's and that will unlatch the front.also as you turn the allen you will notice the front of the top pull back slightly,after this allen has been turned un-till it stops (this may take a while) you can then start to move the top manually.pull the front of the top back,then lift the rear section,then you will be able to lift the rear lid move top into the stowed area
Sounds like the sensor has faulted or the pump has become disengaged. Usually when the light is flashing it's a sensor. You can check for a pinched line or low fluid also. There is a manual lock overide procedure to get the windows up, it's in you owners manual. Good luck...i hope this helps,
The convertible top motor and release lever are in the luggage compartment. From the Bentley manual, the following general procedure is suggested in order to close the top in an emergency situation. Main motor. To release the top linkage from the motor, lift the left corner of the rear seat to access emergency release handle. It is then possible to push the top manually to a near closed position. In case of the semi-automatic top, simply attach and lock the front latches. Front latches. Once the fully automatic convertible top has been released from the motor and manually pushed to near-closure, emergency latching of the top is possible by using the S-shaped hex key provided in the emergency tool kit(attached to the trunk lid underside). First, remove the the plastic cover over the latch motor in the front bow of the convertible top. Next, use the hex key from the tool box to crank the front latches shut.
under the back seat on the near side there is a lever pull it towards you and back to where it was this pulls the wire of the motor spline you can then release the hood you can then re sink the motors and bring it back to life. bmw charge 300 pounds plus for 5 mins work skank