Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power top not going up all the way

asked by on

The power top in my car doesn't work. It goes up part way and then stops.

There is a shelf in the trunk that can be raised or lowered when the top is completely raised. If the shelf is in the up position, the top will not work. Make sure the shelf is lowered to the proper convertible position. If this does not work, a scan tool with OEM capabilities will need to be used to check the switch positions and check if the top can be operated. A trained technician can diagnose and fix the issue with your power top.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Q: About how much time should it take a certified bmw mechanic to analyse the cause of a squealing noise from the engine?

Over time, your car's engine belts may become worn causing them to stretch. When this happens as you press the gas pedal and the belt goes from a relatively low speed (at idle or when first starting the car, no...

Q: 166K miles. what can i expect on future maintenance? 2003 BMW 325i

Hello - sorry to hear about your E39 - miss my 540 terribly! First suggestion is to absolutely have a pre-purchase inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to the vehicle location,...

Q: Convertible top not working

If you have a convertible top issue, you can have a certified mechanic inspect your convertible. You can check the fuses for the top on your own, but beyond that there are pumps, switches, and sensors which require calibration.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.