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Old 04-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'97 328i convertible top won't close

The top on my 1997 328i will not close. It is currently with the mechanic and he cannot get the motors to sync. He says he has contacted everyone he knows and no one has seen this problem. It is in the fully open position - we have replaced the motor drive, tried to sync the motors, replaced the fuse. It car seems to "think" the top is opening and closing because the windows go up and down to the correct positions and you can hear the motors running. Help!
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have no business answering this but with all the reading I have done, I would gander that it has to do with one of the many sensors/switches/microswitches. If any one of them are out of whack or bad the top won't move...The windows get a separate signal I assume and will operate as they are supposed to regardless of whether top will move or not. My recommendation is to check other threads...
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