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2006 Z4 power convertable top went down slowly....refuses to come back up. Cannot seem to figure out how to manually get it up. Read manual about the red handle thing...but not sure how far/hard to pull or how to lock.....and then I have to crank it closed???? People are suggesting just to pull like heck on the top from the middle.....

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  • want2bsailin Aug 23, 2010

    car in mom's garage 130 mi away because I couldnt figure it out...will try this weekend to at least get the top up and locked....thanks for info.........

  • want2bsailin Aug 23, 2010

    very detailed answer....thanks.......



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Hi this is how to do it In the luggage compartment on the left-hand side below the convertible top compartment floor, pull out the plastic ring attached to a Bowden cable as far as it will go with a 90-degree turn, lock the plastic handle in this position In the hydraulic unit, a short circuit is enabled, making it possible to open and close the folding top by hand Pull the handle of the Bowden cable in the rear panel of the luggage compartment the interlock in the convertible top compartment is released move the top forwards by hand until it reaches the cowl panel take the Allen key from the on-board tool kit remove the plastic panel from the front roof brace Insert the Allen key in the uncovered internal hexagon
lock and unlock the cowl panel lock by turning the Allen key
take out and replace the Allen key and that should be it lock closed then, this sounds like you might have a hydraulic unit fault i would get it checked out soon as, as this could also damage other parts and put a strain on things if not looked at....hope this helps please rate and vote thanks

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