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Problem with top manuel convertible top trunk will not close

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hi pearl I am Donnie problem with top manuel convertible top trunk will not close and latch nor can I release the storage compartment for the top
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: yes sort fo but this seems different somehoe
JA: What year is your Manuel Convertible?
Customer: 1997 318i
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and I was about to start checking fuses since the issue sems to bed booth mechanical and electrical as when you first operate the handle the windows do not react
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: during driving I hear some extra rattle noise ?? from passanger rear
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received 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.

The top and windows are most likely not operating/releasing due to the trunk not closing or latching.If the trunk is closing but isnt latching at all this can be due to an internal electrical fault with the latch itself.I have seen the latch fail in the past before needing replaced for this issue here.I would have the trunk latch checked/tested to see if it needs replaced.

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Thanks Pete