E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > E46 Convertible

E46 Convertible
The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-20-2017, 08:14 AM   #1
Drake refinish
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2
My Ride: 325ci
Top doing nothing

I recently purchased a used 325 convertible top seemed to work fine last night I pushed button to drop top and light stayed constant red but nothing happened checked fuses found 1 20 amp fuse blown so I replaced it now the red light doesn't even come on when I take the fuse out and replace it can hear a motor start and stop any thoughts?
Drake refinish is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 05-20-2017, 08:50 AM   #2
All2kool
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 822
My Ride: 2002 325Ci
First thing - is the luggage compartment in maximum mode? Second - can you check the CVM codes? It's all a guessing game if you can't read the CVM codes.
All2kool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 09:45 AM   #3
Selymbr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: England
Posts: 47
My Ride: BMW E46 Convertible
All2kool is there a place where you can find out what the CVM codes mean?
Selymbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 10:00 AM   #4
Drake refinish
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2
My Ride: 325ci
Working on finding a place right now thanks
Drake refinish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 10:37 AM   #5
All2kool
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 822
My Ride: 2002 325Ci
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selymbr View Post
All2kool is there a place where you can find out what the CVM codes mean?
PA Soft tells you what they are and a Google search can help refine the cause.

Example:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CVM_1.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	117.8 KB
ID:	655471  
All2kool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 10:42 AM   #6
Selymbr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: England
Posts: 47
My Ride: BMW E46 Convertible
Using INPA i have an error code of 47 VSW HTOP. input-voltage >5 volts.
and in the shadow memory I have the code 123 hardware error.

Do you know what this means?

Last edited by Selymbr; 05-20-2017 at 10:51 AM.
Selymbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 11:00 AM   #7
All2kool
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 822
My Ride: 2002 325Ci
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selymbr View Post
Using INPA i have an error code of 47 VSW HTOP. input-voltage >5 volts.
and in the shadow memory I have the code 123 hardware error.

Do you know what this means?
I can't be certain but if you haven't opened the harness at the bend point, that is a good place to start. Very common failure area. When I had a failure to fully close, I found the GREEN wire in the harness to be severed.

In this video, the user indicates he removed the clip - I found that with a very little effort, it could slide down the wiring while remaining in place on the sheathing. I also suggest you do use a soldering iron to carefully melt the sheathing to gain access - using scissors will create a hack job.


Last edited by All2kool; 05-20-2017 at 11:01 AM.
All2kool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 03:38 PM   #8
Selymbr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: England
Posts: 47
My Ride: BMW E46 Convertible
I've opened up both upper bends and have checked continuity across all the wires.

I found that I didn't have continuity across the cowl locking sensors but I've tried some other sensors and they don't have continuity either.
Selymbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use