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Yet Another Convertible Top Question...Getting it Down!
First of all I will apologize for yet another question on this popular topic...BUT I have read almost all the threads on it in this forum and another. Never seems to be a straight answer, to be honest, as others have asked this question as well. Hoping this thread will turn all that around.
My top won't go down on a 97 328ic fully automatic top.
-There are no lights on the switch...Not sure if there lies the problem.
-Can release top from front headliner area with allen wrench after much turning (for those reading this at a later date with similar issue it is done so by turning allen wrench as if you were tightening a screw...I point this out as it is human nature to turn it in a direction that would loosen a screw or remove it with the thought process that it would release top).
-Have disengaged motors via lever under rear drivers side seat.
-removed fuse #7 (not sure if this part matters but read about it when it was in down position).
-Windows lowered all the way.
My issue is that once I disengage from front I can't budge the boot or raise rear of top so that boot can be lifted. Is this a two person project? I wondered if I needed someone at front pushing back on top so that it releases something in back to release top from boot area.
My whole goal here is to get top down so that I can reset and realign motors so that roof may be functional again.
Thanks in advance for your time and patience!