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My 1998 BMW 323ic top will not go down.

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?

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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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