Q: Convertible top doesn't close properly

asked by on January 22, 2016

The convertible top does not close properly. I am not sure if the motor just needs to be reset or is broken. I am tempted to follow the instructions online for resetting the motor, but I don't want the top to end up stuck halfway open.

Hi. The convertible top has to be reset so it is synchronized to all of its upper and lower limits. If this procedure does not work, then the top position switch may need to be replaced or adjusted. I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the electrical components on your vehicle to eliminate further doubts of what the problem might be.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Does the power steering pump come with the belt, hoses and steering rack? 2000 BMW 323ci

Spark plug replacement on 2011 BMW 328xi

Your vehicle was equipped with 100,000 mile spark plugs. The first recommended change is at 100,000 miles. If a Diagnostic Trouble Code has led you to test the ignition system and you find that an individual plug over coil tests...

Is it ok to use castrol 5w30 full synthetic

To prevent potential engine damage, use only engine oil meeting BMW Long-Life rating LL-01 and of the correct viscosity according to your Owner's Manual. The following products "might" meet the BMW LL-01 specifications, however, you will have to check the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW X5
The The 2012 BMW X5 is an SUV that offers both utility and ease of driving. The steering is responsive with a good amount of horsepower. If you are looking for a sportier SUV that offers versatility, the BMW X5...
Top Automotive News & Stories: October 1-7
BMW i5 images leak, an ultra-lux Jeep, hydrogen-fueled Colorado ZH2, Fisker's electric future, record plug-in sales, NHTSA Road to Zero, and more.
How to Buy a Good Quality Rearview Mirror
There There are a wide number of safety systems on your vehicle, and the rearview mirror is a part of that broad system. Poor rearview mirror design has been the cause of many automotive deaths as they can be positioned...