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My 323i roof is stuck and my son wants to drive it today,

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My 323i roof is stuck and my son wants to drive it today, which is wedding day!
JA: What year is your 323i?
Customer: 1997
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tried getting it up but it stops just prior to where we can latch it. The red light is in the power switch so we have to raise the roof by hand
JA: How old is your battery? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: Relatively new battery. The windows work and it starts fine
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not really. Do you want a photo?
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 4 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
What did you want to know about this? How to raise the roof manually?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We got it to go up most of the way but it won't close completely. We can lower the roof but it is supposed to rain tomorrow :)
Expert:  Steve replied 4 months ago.
then you want to know how to close it the rest of the way? Is that correct?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can you help?
Expert:  Steve replied 4 months ago.

I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.


thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.


it needs to be cranked the rest of the way with an alan wrench, here is the procedure:


Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Expert:  Steve replied 4 months ago.
if there are no additional questions please kindly CLICK ON a positive rating

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