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I have a 1999 BMW M3 convertable. I've been having problems with the top. I blew the fuse in the trunk and had to release the two motors. I fixed the fuses and lowered the top into the storage well and closed the top cover. Then I ran the initalizing procedure. The top started up then stopped. Now I have the top where it will start to go down. The top releases from the windshield and the back window raises to the 90 degee position then stops. Nothing more will happen. What do I have out of time and how do I fix it.

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SOURCE: 1996 BMW 318I Top will only go part way down and stop.

hi bunkeyh, try helping the top when it stops by continuing the movement in the open direction. if it continues operation you probably have bad convertible top straps. another tell-tell sign is if the rear section slams down on the cover or does not hold position. you should be able to reach your hands under the canvas and between the liner at the second bar of the top frame from the windshield to check for sagging or weak straps. in anycase the straps will need to be replaced.

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SOURCE: convertible top won't go down on my 1998 bmw 323ic

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,

Posted on May 27, 2009

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