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m3: convertable..only open..that causes this or could it be mechanical

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Top on M3 convertable will only open about 25% then stalls it will close when close button is pushed. When open button is pushed it will stall about 25% open. Is there some control interface that causes this or could it be mechanical. The car was hit in the passenger side door pretty hard. The door was replaced and all windows and doors work fine.

Thanks; XXXXX king
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dale Stockstill replied 6 years ago.

Dale Stockstill :

Hello, More than likely something is binding or some levers go bent during the accident. The system (all electrical accessory components) are set up that whe the electric motor comes up against something that causes the unit to bind or not function to either burn a fuse or open a relay in order to protect the motor and/or hydraulics involved in the system. I do not think the folks that did the body work completed there job. Sincerely, Dale

Expert:  Dale Stockstill replied 6 years ago.

Hello Harold,

 

More than likely something is binding or some levers got bent during the accident. The system (all electrical accessory components) are set up that when the electric motor comes up against something that causes the unit to bind or not function to either burns a fuse or opens a relay in order to protect the motor and/or hydraulics involved in the system. I do not think the folks that did the body work completed there job.

Sincerely,

Dale

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