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I'm having the same c'convertible top stuck half-open'

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I'm having the same c'convertible top stuck half-open ' scenario. I've done this before., pulling the red strap and cranking up /closed with the allen wrench. For whatever reason the release doesn't seem to be releasing to allow manual close. anything else I can check to get it released?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

First, have someone push down on the top as you pull the red strap to release it. If that doesnt work, try the following:

Prerequisite: Convertible top stowed in convertible top box and drive units connected up.

Turn ignition lock into "0" setting.

Move convertible top switch into "open" position and hold down.

Turn ignition lock into "R" (radio setting) setting.

After approx. 10 seconds, the convertible top lid starts to close.

Convertible top switch can now be released

The initialization sequence can only be interrupted by turning the ignition lock into setting "0".

Now completely close the convertible top (perform function check).

Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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