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My 99 e36 is stuck halfway

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My 99 e36 is stuck halfway
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

What is stuck half way?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My 99 323ic convertible top is stuck halfway. Replaced rocker switch but red light is still blinking. fuse is ok
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Do you hear any noise when pressing the top switch?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No noise coming from the lift motors. Replaced last year with OE BMW.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Were there any mechanical issues leading up to it not working at all?
Have you tried a battery disconnect?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No issues Was working great. Have not tried battery disconnect but will now.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if that changes anything.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We tried the battery disconnect. Red light still blinking. HELP!!!!
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Do you have access to a full capability scan tool?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We have a Snap on scan 2015.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Will it communicate with the power top control module?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO!
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Does it not have the capability or is the module non responsive?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure. Just took it to Bonita Auto Repair, Rt 41, Bonita springs, FL 34135. Joe is the owner. Feel free to call him.
I am in the parts aftermarket.....I sell Powerstop Brake Products. www.powerstop.com
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Let me know how it goes and if you need any more help.

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