convertible top won't open

Asked by Nov 28, 2016 at 04:24 PM about the 2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 BMW 325 ci had the top going up and down perfectly with zero
defects until one day when I pushed the button to put the top down nothing
happened. The windows didn't go down the top did not unlatch , nothing ,no
sound , no movement. and the indicator light on the switch panel is turning
orange when the button is depressed to open the top. pushing the close
button does nothing , no red light or anything. The trunk shelf is up and
secured ,(that's not the problem.) Now the real kicker , I have $400.00 worth
of new rear suspension parts I sorely need installed NOW but I can't because
the top mounts to the rear shock are under the convertible rear deck that lifts
up to store the top when down. PLEASE someone HELP. How can I Get this
thing working , any ideas? Pappaman

3 Answers

85,925

Check the fuses.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

checking the fuses was the first thing I did. I have been working on cars for 45 years . but thanx , sometimes people overlook the simplest solutions. I checked all the fuses and that was not the problem.

85,925

Use a multi-meter and trace the power out. Switch, relay and the motor.

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 32,620 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,190
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,670
  • #3
    grolyate
    Reputation
    1,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
537 Great Deals out of 15,517 listings starting at $1,650
Used BMW M3
34 Great Deals out of 2,084 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
901 Great Deals out of 28,407 listings starting at $2,001
Used Audi A4
337 Great Deals out of 12,428 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford Mustang
584 Great Deals out of 38,990 listings starting at $1,895
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
715 Great Deals out of 22,801 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW X5
336 Great Deals out of 15,595 listings starting at $2,400
Used BMW 7 Series
129 Great Deals out of 5,119 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
1,116 Great Deals out of 72,445 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet Camaro
446 Great Deals out of 31,345 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 3 Series For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 5,599 listings starting at $30,895
2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
153 Great Deals out of 4,475 listings starting at $23,900
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,331 listings starting at $14,991
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 2,572 listings starting at $14,499
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
296 Great Deals out of 4,733 listings starting at $11,979

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.