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645 i convertible top stuck half way open, windows down, motor running

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Sounds like the control module or a micro switch has become defective. You need a dealer diagnostic really.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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    pahlp May 08, 2014

    another worthless answer. Go to dealer? wonder if he thought of that or was he looking for a solution he could use and avoid the dealership. my guess it was the latter. Similar to how does someone get relief from a cold? Ahhhh, go to doctor

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  • 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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  • Parking brake not engaged.
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