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Convertible top not work

Dealer says left roof gear needs replacement at a cost of 5300 plus tax, and part alone is $4300,

coincidence or not, I never had a problem with the roof working until I had the dealer fix the truck which would not stay up

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Convertible roof mechanism will not close roof? What is cost?


For what car?

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If in UK "Please call us on 01306 885566 to arrange - we are able to diagnose the fault and give an estimate on the cost of repairs prior to commencing the work." and follow link below.

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Our support email address is support@mtmfg.com

On line ordering for your convertible top or for convertible top products and accessories is based on our secure and protected site. You may access information by selecting your convertible car in the list above. You will be taken to full information and a most secure ordering page. For telephone orders (orders only please) you may call 800-999-2892.
") and link below.

Free DIY? Youtube is your friend. Ebay for parts?

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After some trial and error, I figured it out and now it takes me <30 seconds to open or close the top (manually). Note: my top is a semi-electric roof, which I think is what came on the 328iC, you have to lock into place after you close it.

Here's what you do:
1- open all of the windows
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8- close the storage compartment door.

To close the roof, follow the steps above in reverse order. Remember: this is a German car, so you use a little bit (or a lot) of force and you won't hurt it (I think it actually likes it ;-D ).

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