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Q: Convertible top won't go down in a 1994 BMW 325i

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The convertible top won't go down.

A: Hi. There is an emergency release lever und...

Hi. There is an emergency release lever under the back seat of your car. It disengages the motor from the tonneau cover so you can put the top up manually if need be. If the level has gotten pulled, you can re-engage the motors inside the trunk. Do this by pushing the pin on the side of the motor until you see the motor move all the way up. If this does not fix your problem, you may have an issue with the top motor or linkage. In this case, you’ll want to have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect and repair your vehicle.

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