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GirlBeemer 10-01-2012 04:21 PM

Convertible top hangs halfway when opening

I have a 2002 330ci and some of the time the convertible top hangs about halfway open and you have to push it to make it continue to open. It has no problem closing and doesn't hang all the time.

Any thoughts on what could be causing this? We've checked the wiring, lubed the hinges and checked hydraulic fluid and it's still getting hung halfway open. Open to suggestions.

johnrando 10-01-2012 07:07 PM

Wow, you checked everything I would have said to check. What about your battery? Are you doing this with the engine running sometimes and not running others? Have you looked at the bat wings just to make sure something isn't hanging and getting in the way at times? GL, and let us know what the problem was.

fmzip 10-08-2012 08:01 AM

Are you sure you closely checked the wires?

You could have a break inside the wire which is causing the intermittent issue. I would suggest re-splicing them all in the area of the hinging point as I did


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