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How can i get bmw 323i convertible top down manualy

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    how do i put the top down manualy

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If your top is electric then you will need to release the front cowl motors at the center point of the trim in front of the rear view mirror(small access plug needs to be removed and allen key inserted to drive unit.) You also need to pull the release handle under the back seat bottom(driver's side) The release handle detaches the drive units for the storage lid cover and the convertible top drive. Once the motors are released, the front of the top must be lifted approximately 6 inches and the pressure against the rear of the top will relax. raise the rear bow, open the storage lid, lower the rear bow and push the front of the top up and toward the back of the car. The top should fold into the storage area. Once in, close the storage lid until it clicks.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

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i had the same problem with my 1998 bmw 323i and right under the back drivers seat there is an emergency convertible top lever with a orange tip on it. i removed my back seat to make it easier. when you pull that lever, you will hear a bang sound. that is the sound of the motors disengaging.(there are 3 top motors in the trunk by the left side panel when you remove it) you will then have full access of movement to either put the top up or down. But before you do any of this, i Really suggest you watch this youtube video. if this link doesnt work, you can go to youtube.com and type in bmw convertible top motor stuck and click on the first link BMW DIY #3 E36 Top Repair. I suggest watching the whole video first before attempting or if you want, you can have a mechanic do it! hope this helps

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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SOURCE: 2001 BMW 330ci Convertible top won't go down

Check your trunk luggage latch. If it is not in the right position, the top won't go down...

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: flashing headlights in a 2000 bmw 323i

lose wire or lose ground wire

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 bmw convertible top problem

This will happen to me once in a while, but all I have to do is give the top a push up and it'll start moving. But I'm sure you've already tried that solution .... good luck

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Convertible top

the button is located on the center console. you need to hold it down for 5 seconds or so while it disengages the locks on the wind screen.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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