It unlocks the passenger side from the drivers side. Posted on Apr 04, 2012 first let the system cool down if you try to open it and it was blocked by those hats because the hydraulic system have some thermal sensors. I will have the vehicle application data updated. December 5, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The deflection lever is the junction for the cables, so they pull together. Tried to lower top but no response and light does go on when pushing switch into position. June 21, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check if it has to do with the hardtop mounts.
I thought it was an oder from outside. Only then will it go back to full auto. August 2, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Look for the emergency closing procedure in your owner's manual. If I push down on the window on the passenger side area it catches and locks. There is tension even though the motors are disengaged.
I have a 1996 328i convertible that I was working on some time back and do not remember exactly how to reassemble. You have to replace the sensor if it's loop is broken or repair it with a wire loop and then manually cycle the top through. As I think the lid motor needs a tune, coz it closes the lid too strongly, but can't open it high. This occurs when the top is half-way between the front and rear-end of the vehicle. These tops require many special tools, I would not suggest taking anything apart.
You are just not in summer mode yet! I have purchased replacement cables and installed them and a rebuilt motor. If you like what you see here, then please visit our and help support the collection and creating of new and informative technical articles like this one. Also, what does the deflection lever do? The top can easily rip from the wind if deployed at too fast a speed and even make the car unstabile while rolling. Your continued support directly affects the expansion and existence of this site and technical articles like this one. It sits about 10 inches from the top of the front windshield.
If glue would be the solution, would you have any recommendations about the correct glue to use? I cnt seem to find a picture of them either. I am going to post to the forums and see if another member can offer guidance. This is the part that lifts up so the convertible top cover can be raised. A local top shop says that the problem is that a new top is needed which seems unlikely since it would seem that the problem is entirely mechanical. I was wondering if there might be a fuse that was burned out? The cover motor seems to be seized. Thanks much, you're a great resource.
Already checked fuses and all appear to be ok. I really need some help. I've tried to adjust the visible fore and aft adjusters, but that didn't do anything. Oddly, the trunk and top are linked. I have to hold the button down to lower the top to stop the light flashing.
When I put the top back it gets pinched somehow on both sides in back. What tools will I need, and do I need to take anything off the car first to get to the frame? One of the position switches could be in the wrong state. The roof raises and lowers absolutely perfectly but when the roof is closed it doesn't sit tight on the horse-shoe on the left side of the car. You should then be able to manually raise the roof with your hands. As above, make sure the luggage compartment is sorted.
November 24, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Possibly not seeing the trunk or bow in the correct position. Both motors are disengaged but will not close manually. Is there anyway to lock the boot cover manually? You will see which switch is not in the right position, or a possible mis-adjustment. Not even the red blinker next to the switch turns on. My only ideas are two very, very basic things, so basic I almost feel I should apologize for mentioning them. B: Internal Headliner Repair Kit part number 54-31-8-227-354. Or as it not returning after the attempted open? This is replacement rope for tension ropes located in the C column of the convertible roof.