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My 1996 BMW convertible top stopped working when I put it up. It stopped half way up and the metal llid that covers the top when it is down does not go all the way down. It seems really stuck. Thus we can not get into trunk because the lid is up a little. We have tried the manuel release but doesn't seem to work. Have changed all the fuses for the top but to no avail. How can we get the top all the way up. Thanks for any help. Pat

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Hi, please you have to give a clear picture and explanation about your car problem. I need further clarification because i don't understand your post..

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