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Re: Convertible Top won't go down
Your top only has one motor. It powers a hydraulic pump that operates two hydraulic cylinders.
If one cylinder is not working, it is either damaged, worn or there is a problem supplying fluid to it.
Always replace cylinders in pairs.
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when you are looking at the motor to your top, on the right side were the wires are coming out of the end. you need to tack that off, you only need that little piece on the inside of that cap is where the problem lies. cheap workmanship there are to fuses and two wires that create a path for current to bring power from your relay (basically it is built very weak, and with age and wear the already cheap weak wired motor wires come loose)there are two wires can anybody guess what for? that's right up and down....so if you have tried everything and can't seem to understand why it still doesn't work I asure you this is the problem
first let the system cool down if you try to open it and it was blocked by those hats because the hydraulic system have some thermal sensors .if after 30 minutes is still not working check the level of hydraulic oil (not the one from the steering ) i must be somewhere in the back of your car depending the model .U can also try to help a little with your hand but don`t apply extreme force ,just help it on the move especially on the last part where is not working well
most soft tops are operated with an electric wiper motor could be just a rust problem, check behind the seat or in the boot of the car, these are normally behind a panel, a little Q20 should sort it out
i AM SURE THERE IS A WAY TO DO THAT TAKE THE OVERHEAD COVER THERE IS A SMALL BOX YOU HAVE TO TRY TO OPEN IT WITH A SMALL SCREW DRIVE AND UNSCREW ITAND PULL THE COVER CAREFULY AND YOU WILL SEE THE TOP CONVERTIBLE MOTORE AND DESCONNECT THE WIRE AND RUN A WIRE FROM THE BUTTERY AND CONNECTE IT WITH THE END OF THE MOTORE IF IT DOESN'T MOVE TRY TO SWITCH THE WIRE OK i HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU ME TOO I HAVE A PROBLEME WITHE MY BMW 323I 1998 THE TOP DOESN'T GO DOWN THE CONVERTIBLE SWUITCH DOESN'T HVE A POWER A REACHING IT IF SOMEONE HAS UNSWER PLEASE SEND ME AN E-MAIL email@example.com THANK GOOD LUCK.
the front door speakers you have to pull the front door panels off, and as for the rear speakers you have to take the top of the rear dash off and can get to them from in the trunk but the topd of the rear being off also helps
You are probably low on fluid.
Behind the rear seat is the motor/pump/reservoir.
With the top down, fill the reservoir with ATF.
Cycle the system a few times.
Repeat till the reservoir will accept no mor fluid.
Chedk the lines and cylinders for leaks. The fluid must be going someplace.
You can change it to a manual top by removing the bolt at the top of the cylinders and lowering the both shafts down into the cylinders.
Before you even begin, I would check prices and availability. A lot of top parts for this are no longer available or VERY expensive. All parts are under panels in rear. Just be patient and remember where they go.