E36 328i Convertible Top Problems
I have a E36 328i convertible which the top does not go all the way down.The convertible boot opens and the top is about to fold but for some reason it stops. Is there a tool, or manual just for the top to trouble shoot the problems and narrow it down?
It is not uncommon to find bent actuator rods in the convertible top mechanisms, this may be what you are dealing with. There is an emergency manual top actuation procedure, for raising the top. The procedure is outlined in your owner’s manual. You should note that once it is used, the top actuation system must be realigned and reset by a BMW dealer or a shop that knows what to do. The Bentley repair manual would be of assistance in diagnosing the issue.
Once you have an idea of where the problem lies, we can order the parts that you may need.