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My db9 2008 convertable roof movement paused and cannot be closed. now is half openned. i reset window but not make difference.

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!

As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you remove the positive battery connector and let it sit for at least 5mins.then reconnect it. Turn the roof close while you apply a little force to close the roof manually. This will loosen up the gearing and resolve the issue.

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