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#1 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 02:36 PM
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I have an E36 (328ic-1998) and recently tried to put down my top. It doesn't work! Was wondering if it were simply a fuse or if it's something I could fix myself instead of bringing into a dealer. My mom's 2003 M3 had the same problem and the dealer just reset a code. I don't believe that's the case for my car...

The last thing is that there is a plastic piece that retracts for the convertible top by the door....one of my friends knocked it out by mistake....It isn't broken, but needs to be snapped back into place. We have tried for hours to get it back in without success.....Any suggestions?

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Can you take a pic of the plastic piece? I have doen some minor fixes with my conv. top, but I dont know what piece your talking about...

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I have a 325 1994 convertible automatic. Recently the automatic convertible top will not completely go back up. It goes through all the right steps then before the ragtop comes down in the back the rear deck should come down but it doesn't. That is, the from a down postion back "deck" comes up, the ragtop un-folds completely up to the front latch, then the rear of the top folds up but the deck doesn't fold down after it. Any ideas?

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Make sure your trunk is closed, for starters, if it is, make sure your truck sensor is still working.

-Also what does it do when you press the button? If it simply does nothing you know it is a loose conection, or the trunk sensor.

-If it is makes a grinding noise or a sound like it is trying to go, your problem could be more serious.

-I had this problem and it turned out to just be my trunk latch was bent and wasnt latching properly.

good luck

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