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Tuats that mean? unlatch and hit the button?? if top does not reced, then read the book that came with the car.lol.

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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How does a manual top work on a 1998 BMW 323 I??


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.

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How do u close A tt soft top that has jammed halfway


e-z one here: first release hydraulics (as per manual) in trunk by turning the screw counter clockwise on top of hydraulic pump available by a slit in trunk carpet- then pull top all the way back (open), then pull forward all the way to windshield- pulling lever to open top usually will now be used to latch clamps to windshield- then to open the top pull lever as usual, top will detach from windshield and you then pull it all the way down towards trunk- I could do it while sitting in driver\'s seat- I did this manually for many years, after tiring of fixing, then breaking, over and over- became very easy after a while, to open and close by hand

Feb 18, 2012 | 2008 Audi TT

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Top worked fine yesterday but today tried to let down only clicked


It is a hydraulic pump that applies pressure to the 2 hydraulic pistons to raise & lower the top. So, check for something obstructing movement first.

The convertible top:
  • is motor-driven.
  • requires parking brake engaged to complete circuit for operation.
  • is equipped with a back window glass (42006) . The back window glass is permanently attached to the folding top back window curtain (52500) and cannot be opened.
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VISUAL INSPECTION CHART Mechanical Electrical
  • Damaged fluid reservoir.
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic cylinders .
  • Damaged folding top motor upper and lower hose .
  • Damaged convertible top regulator.
  • Parking brake not engaged.
  • Open power distribution box circuit breaker CONV TOP (30A), fuse junction panel Fuse 1 (15A).
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged convertible top switch.
  • Damaged raise/lower relay .
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .


  • Convertible Top Does Not Raise/Lower
  • Open circuit breaker or fuse.
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged folding top switch.
  • Damaged raise/lower relay .
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .
  • Parking brake not engaged.


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Jun 29, 2011 | 1998 Ford Mustang

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I had the top replaced on my 1997 3 series BMW convertable. and now it wont open all the way. I press the button to open an it goes through the 1st step of opening then the top gets stuck, it just stops....


Either have shop that redid your top or a BMW dealer, re-sync the power top motors. They do a literal "ballet" back there and if they are out of sync can twist your top. Have a specialist sync your top motors.

Feb 23, 2011 | 1995 BMW 3 Series

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Convertable top not working motor is running but does not seem strong enough is there a way to overide the motor and open and close top manually


Open the pump bypass valve for the top to manually open/close top. Bypass valve is located in trunk on left; remove round 2" cover and turn the exposed valve anti-clockwise.
Problem of motor not moving top is likely low on pump oil. Remove cover on left in trunk and refill slowly after removing the fill plug on top of pump. Use 10w30 oil.

May 27, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

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My soft top is not working, wont go down, when I release the catch the windows go down and when i press the up button to close thr roof the windows close but roof doesnt


No doubt your soft top issue has long been resolved but just in case someone has a similar issue:
I started to open my A4 Soft top externally using the door key method and like an idiot I must have disengaged the key before the soft top was fully down. I was unable to activate the opening or closing of the soft top automatically using either the key or soft top switch inside. I then manually closed the soft top using the users handbook and manual tool supplied. Soft top would still Not open automatically and the soft top alarm would activate. I solved the issue by manually opening the soft top fully and then manually closing the soft top fully. This seemed to have reset whatever had gone askew.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

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Hi everyone. I just got my Eclipse spyder 08 and after shipping for few weeks, i have some problems with the top. when opening the top' the rear window does not goes up fully before the cover gets up and...


Run the top so the decklid opens, and down inside the top stow area there is a ~3" square access door for manual operation of the pump. Make sure the valve is tight!

I have seen many many 2008s that were never tightened enough from the factory.

Aug 29, 2009 | 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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Slow acting convertible top


your roof motors are in need of new carbon brushes and, one or, both motor pinion gears are partially stripped of teeth

May 22, 2009 | 2004 Jaguar XK-Series

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1992 porsche carrera convertible top won't open. It starts to open then you hear a crunching noise from one of the top motors behind the seat


Replace the top motors or check cables from motors to top. There are 2 motors one for each side of the top.

Apr 25, 2009 | 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Convertible top acting up


There are a number of known issues affecting the 9-3 convertible top. TSB 811-1989 describes a problem and fix for the cables to the lock for the top cover.
TSB 811-2101 refers to the jamming of the top cover due to a deformed hinge and provides the fix for this.
TSB 811-2160 deals with instances where the first bow hits the top cover while the top is opening, due to a deformed shear pin, and provides that repair procedure.
Where the soft top cannot be operated or it stops in mid-operation, the SID displays the message CHECK
SOFT TOP COVER, and the following diagnostic trouble codes are be generated: B2025, B2026, B2030, B2031, refer to TSB 811-2236.
Any of these four problems can result in the top cover failing to open and close properly, and can interrupt the smooth operation of the opening and closing of the top.
Finally, the top may somehow have otherwise become out of sync and this does indeed require a Tech 2 diagnostic scan and programming tool to correct. All Saab dealerships have this tool, and an increasing number of independent shops that do appreciable work on Saabs are so equipped now.




Nov 26, 2008 | 2002 Saab 9-5

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