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Old 06-02-2005, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, thanks for bearing with me, as I've tried searching for an answer but haven't found much.

I just bought my convertible and I love it. It has a brand new 'top' but the motors don't engage with the switch?

I see how you manually release the motors so you can manually open the top. The button just looks a lot nicer to use

I can hit the button, and I get no response from the motors, not a sound. I've checked all the fuses under the hood. Are there more fuses? Or relays I can check? I have access to electronic test equipment.

I hate to bother anyone with this, but I'm struggling to find tips on the net, and the BMW manual I bought doesn't include convertible problems.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-02-2005, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are three fuses for the hood
In the front e-box:
F7 = 5A
F54 = 5A
In the luggage compartment:
F49 = 20A
If the roof has been de-coupled or has had a fault it has to be re-initialised as far as in know this can only be done on a dealers DIS tunner
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by bad man working@Jun 2 2005, 02:31 PM
There are three fuses for the hood
In the front e-box:
F7 = 5A
F54 = 5A
In the luggage compartment:
F49 = 20A
If the roof has been de-coupled or has had a fault it has to be re-initialised as far as in know this can only be done on a dealers DIS tunner
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Ok great, I'm going to check the fuses under the hood again. When you say luggage compartment, do you mean the glove box? I took my glove box out, as I knew sometimes there are fuse panels behind them, but I didn't see them. I had a GM buddy of mine pull the data on the initializition. It doesn't look to complicated but may require two ppl to do it. ( One to lift compartment while you engage motors ). Apparently you also hold the top button for 10secs after you align the motors...

I'm also going to try that.

Thanks for the help
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by napalm+Jun 2 2005, 03:25 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(napalm @ Jun 2 2005, 03:25 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-bad man working@Jun 2 2005, 02:31 PM
There are three fuses for the hood
In the front e-box:
F7 = 5A
F54 = 5A
In the luggage compartment:
F49 = 20A
If the roof has been de-coupled or has had a fault it has to be re-initialised as far as in know this can only be done on a dealers DIS tunner
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Ok great, I'm going to check the fuses under the hood again. When you say luggage compartment, do you mean the glove box? I took my glove box out, as I knew sometimes there are fuse panels behind them, but I didn't see them. I had a GM buddy of mine pull the data on the initializition. It doesn't look to complicated but may require two ppl to do it. ( One to lift compartment while you engage motors ). Apparently you also hold the top button for 10secs after you align the motors...

I'm also going to try that.


Will you share the procedure for syncing the top? Please email it to me if you can. My email is bob@kalkwarf.com

Thanks much...
k7rlk Bob Kalkwarf



Thanks for the help
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like they didn't reset the new motor when it was put in...I would take it to where the new motor wa sinstalled....definitley an installation thing - If you want to try it yourself - pick up a bentley - I think there are instructions in there for it - if not - good book to have anyway...
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