Having problems with your BMW 328 ?

I released the convertible top from power to manuel and I cant figure out how to reattatch the motors to make it power again 1996 328i

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-01-2019

Answers :

\012Resetting the Convertible Top :---\012The top mechanism is driven by two electric motors  located in the trunk -- one for the lid of the storage bin and one for the top itself. 
Closing the top manually requires releasing the two motors from their transmission  drives by pulling on the release handle located underneath the rear seat bottom. 
\012Make sure you pull it our far enough to release both motors completely. 
After pulling the handle out, push it all the way back in. 
Pull up on the storage bin cover and manually place the top down into the storage bin. 
Close the lid of the bin as far as it will go. You may need to push down on the lid so that it closes far enough to allow you to open the trunk, (there's a safety interlock that prevents the trunk from being opened at the same time as the lid. 
While holding down on the storage lid, open the trunk. 
Remove the carpet liner from the left side, (drivers side) of the trunk. There are two plastic clips that hold the liner in place, you can pry them out with a screwdriver. Behind the liner are the two motors that work the mechanism. One is next to the quarter panel on the side of the car, the other is located just behind the rear, seat-back frame. 
The gears on the motors engage the gears for their respective transmissions, but when the release lever is pulled the motors pop away and disengage. You have to push the motors back into position so that the gears re-engage. 
When you do this the spring-loaded catch mechanism will firmly latch into place. Be sure the motor is firmly seated into the drive and not just partially engaged. If the motor(s) won't re-engage, get some pliers and softly rotate the gear on the motor just a smidgeon, then try again. 
\012Once both  motors  are re-engaged, get into the car and with the ignition key in the off position, press and hold the top control switch in the up (for closing) position. 
Continuing to hold this switch, turn the key to the "accessory" position without starting the car, (while still holding the control switch in the close position). 
After about 10 - 12 seconds, the lid will be pulled down into the locked position and then after a few more seconds the top will start it's normal closing procedure. 
The motors are now re-timed and should be all set. Work the system a few times to ensure that both motors are properly engaged.
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