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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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My e36 convertible top wont move from half way up. The boot

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Hi, my e36 convertible top wont move from half way up. The boot cover is closed. Is there a manual way to get it open
JA: What year is your Convertible?
Customer: 1998
JA: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just pushing the electric up down switch.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

Hey how are you

Emergency actuation of convertible top: - Open side windows and left door. - Push left front seat forwards and fold down. NOTE: No-one must be sitting on the rear seat at this time.

- The release lever is located at the left under the rear bench seat in position (1) (rest position). If necessary, lift up rear bench seat. - Pull release lever forwards with grip into position (2) until both drive units disengage audibly. - After being released, the release lever returns to position (3). Caution! When drive units are disconnected, only drive with convertible top closed (it is then not possible to lock the convertible top lid). The convertible top lid and convertible top can now move freely.

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Chad Farhat

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

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