convertible problems bmw 323i

Asked by May 10, 2013 at 09:21 PM about the 1998 BMW 3 Series 323i Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My top wont go down automatically, I took it to my local garage and they spent 2 hours
tracking wires and they say there is continuity and no broken wires. He thinks it could be
the top control modulator because it doesn't seem like all 4 motors would go out at the
same time. What do you think?

4 Answers

spray clean each moving knuckle with brake cleaner....follow up with a few drips of tri-flo on each of the moving parts, put the top up and down to work the tri-flow in...think that you are seizing from lack of use and spiders...crud...corrosion has made movement difficult, but tries as hard as it can~

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I had to replace a top computer on my MB SL320.Expensive from the dealers,however,there are rebuild specialist on EBAY. Good luck

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I have a 323ci BMW 2000 my top only opens a very little. Can anyone tell me what I need to do or buy to fix it

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you could check/fill the hydraulics (located under the dash)~

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