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Convertible Is there a way to open the conertible top manually? Is there a hidden latch to open the storage compartment?

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I have the same problem with my Mercedes 430 all I want to do is close my soft top manually

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Check your trunk luggage latch. If it is not in the right position, the top won't go down...

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Check all your fuses there must have been a cut fuse that is not enabling power to reach it.

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how do i open Convertible top 1995 BMW 3-Series

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SOURCE: e36 BMW convertible top operating it manually

ev3rthesame's solution on 6/22/09 worked perfectly well, except that instead of "...go into your car, put the key into the ignition and have the convertible top button pressed up (meaning to close the top), move the key to the accessory positio and hold it for 10-12 seconds", I pressed the button downward (to open the top), then turned the key. (I don't really know if press up would work as well, my intuition just told me to press down to engage the cam paths.) To my excitement, nothing happened for exactly 12 seconds, after which the lid mechanism engaged the flap. Yes!

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SOURCE: 2000 BMW Z3 convertible top stopped moving with motor

I just had the same problem. There is a hydraulic fluid reservoir in the trunk on the left wheel well. It should be filled to the little dot inside a circle on the tank. If not, turn the T-handle on the motor, just above the reservoir, counterclockwise. Unscrew the plug with an allen wrench and fill to appropriate level with hydraulic fluid. Replace cap and then turn T-handle clockwise and secure tightly. If tank was completely empty, it will take a few lifts back and forth of the top with button to build up good pressure. Thank goodness it is a cheap and easy fix. Its kind of difficult to get the fluid in the little hole though. I used a small turkey baster.

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