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1997 convertible bmw318i top roof storage wont open? what sould I do? I only heat clicking when i pull the latch by the passenger side.

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1997 328i convertable. The lever was pulled under the left rear seat. Now the top will not work, light is blinking. I checked all fuses, assured motors are back in place and the light is still on, not working at all, what am I missing?

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