Re: Hmmm, went through the threads, I may be..........
You are both right, I have had the top fixed about 5 times for similar but different problems:
1. Pump failed and was replaced.
2. Top would get stuck going down, after numerous false attempts they modified a sensor and that fixed the problem for about a year, but never ran smooth.
3. Recently developed intermittent problem that top would say it was open even when closed and then wouldn't move at all and trunk only open with key and rear window frozen. After a few attempts they replaced a sensor they said tells the computer what position the top is in (?6 position sensor) and so far okay. I will see when I get home if I have a part number.
After many many diffenernt recurring problems, bmw has told me they will buy my car back similar to the fl lemon law provisions. I am waiting on details and to see if this works out. If so I will try a 2007. It is by no means a swapa swap but a better financial deal then a straight trade in.