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Convertable roof and trunk won't open

When trying to open the convertible roof, there's a loud noise that comes from the trunk area, but roof won't open. Also can't open the trunk so I can't see what the problem is. Any suggestions???

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  • Nancy Brady Aug 03, 2008

    I am experiencing the same problem with my 1998 BMW 328CI. It started with the roof bumping on the cover to the top storage section and randomly the trunk won't open. Now the top won't open or close completely, there is a horrible grinding noise when the top cover opens/closes and the trunk won't open at all so, like you mentioned, there's no way to see what the problem is. Also, the light for the convertible open/close switch won't stop flashing which is, I'm guessing, cause the trunk issue since it's as if the car does not recognize the top has completed it's open/close cycle.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    This all came about due to me lowering the roof whilst parked in front of a bollard and the boot lid hit the bollard whilst it was lowering what should I do ?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Roof won't open, says machanism faulty

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    how do you open the roof its sounds like it want to pen but its seem lock in place what am I doing wrong

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The Roof Mechanism works with two motors similiar to the ones that wund the windows. Now the two mechanism are located in the left side of the trunk. 

The trunk wont open Because of the roof lid that is not closed properly. How you can test this is to press down on the right sid of the roof lid and then try to opne the trunk.

Now the reason that this is happening is that the roof lid is not closing properly nad pressing on a small orange buttin located just below the right hand side roof lid catch. How you are going to remedy this problem is to adjust the cable tension to close more securely.

Now the two motors in the trunk that works the convertable roof can be engaged and disengaged on motor works the roof lid and the other one the roof.

You need to get these motors in sync so that they open and close the roof in the correct order.

That is if the electric are still working.

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