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01 m3 convertible top slow or needs manual help

About 3/4 of the times I put up or lower my convertible top it needs manual help or I can turn the motor off and position the top in the right place then turn the motor back on and it will move alittle more or continue its cycle. Where is the motor, how do I check the hydraulic fluid and what fluid does it use, am I barking up the wrong tree? Where should I start and what can I do?

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Hi, the convertable hood motor is located inside the boot on the left hand side under the trim panel , once this is removed you will see a grey coloured foam insulation , the motor is housed in this , to check the fluid level , with the roof closed the resivior sould be approxamately 3/4 full . if this is low check for leaks on the pipe work under the storage compartment lid , hope this helps regards mark

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