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Old 01-19-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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Driverside top latch doesnt close

2005 325ci coupe convertible E46 ( sedans where not e46 in 05 but my research shows coupes are)
I read the top common problem sticky but I am not sure this issue is the same one from the latch reinforcement fix.

So basically the top goes up and down but the driver side latch does not pull the top down firmly. The top has wind noise from this area.
The drivers side moves up and down slightly but the passenger side holds firm.

What do you folks think?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Brian

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Old 01-19-2017, 10:21 PM   #2
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Here is a pic of the codes the machine pulls back.
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:04 AM   #3
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Open the top slightly, disconnect the first elbow latches, then manually crank the latches to the locked position.

This will allow you to check if both latches are working. Read the latch DIY for how to disconnect the elbow latches. This is required as they'll pull the top closed before you can check if the latches are working.

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Old 01-20-2017, 12:36 PM   #4
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Ok so if the they don't latch down manually its the latch? If they do then it probably wiring?

Is it ok to run the top open only half way with the button or do I need to lower it manually too?
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