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I have a 99 m roadster and the convertible top only goes maybe

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I have a 99 m roadster and the convertible top only goes maybe 1/8 way up and will not go down. Brakes lights work(now). So I think power is getting to the motor but just can not lift or lower the top. Any trouble shooting suggestions. I can hear the motor engage and try to lift it but just stops after about 1/8 or less the travel
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Well it certainly has been 10 minutes so I am waiting
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.
My info is limited on your model here but I see no one else has responded and thought I would see if I can help here.
From what you have described here this sounds like a possible internal electrical fault with one of the position switch/sensors.If one of the roof sensors is sending an incorrect location of its position this will cause this here and will need replaced.
This will need checked with a scan tool/computer plugged into your vehicle that can communicate with all computers to check the switch signals.
Thanks Pete
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you Pete
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 2 years ago.
Your welcome.Let me know if you need anything else and feel free to rate my help above.
Thanks Pete
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Expert:  peterpete190 replied 2 years ago.
O.k.,if there is anything else we can help with in the future let me know.
Thanks Pete