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Old 04-19-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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Whats wrong with my convertible top? Please help

Recently purchased a 2006 BMW 325 Ci convertible and i knew the top had an issue, what it was exactly i was not aware of. As of right now, the button to release the top from the windshield frame works, the top then ( As i hold the button ) lifts up approximately 2 inches and then doesn't continue the cycle and fold into the compartment. So after it pops up about 2 inches, i manually push/guide it into the compartment, then close it and the motor then locks the compartment door. Not sure how to diagnose my problem here. I know by reading the forums that it could be a number of things:The hydraulic fluid is low, the pump may be bad, the motor, line #23 crimped, etc.

All in all, how do i troubleshoot this, or has anyone else been experiencing the same thing?

Thanks a lot for the help sorry if im bringing up an old topic but i am a new user and dont really understand the forum completely yet.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:41 AM   #2
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Did you read the Start Here READ ME? Your top has the classic symptoms of a broken wire.
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:51 AM   #3
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Did you read the Start Here READ ME? Your top has the classic symptoms of a broken wire.
Sorry again, it was my first time and I didn't really know how or where to look. I'm going to have to try and find that start here read me section you are talking about. But I did search more about the broken wire and I did find a lot!! Thanks for your help with narrowing it down. This is actually my first BMW and am really unfamiliar with is so thank you for your quick and great response.
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READ MEs are at the top of each section of the forum.
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