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    HELP Pls - Convertible Top Will Not Lock Closed

    I am new to the board and would like to tap the vast experience of the membership.

    I just bought an 04 Convertible and the top mechanism is locked up. I put the top up and everything was fine. The next day I went out and the alarm stating that the top was not locked came on and stayed on. I cannot open or close the top (it will not move at all), the rear window will not open, and the trunk cannot be opened.

    This happened before and then "cured" itself. I took it to the dealer but they could not find the cause - and subsequently a cure. Looks like it will have to go back.

    Any help on the subject would be greatfully appreciated.


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    WOW - Do I stand alone with this problem???

    This is not a good feeling if I am experiencing a unique problem!! The car is currently at the dealer, but from the questions they are asking I would bet they are having a tough time diagnosing an on again-off again problem. Any help in pinpointing a similar issue would be greatly appreciated.

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    software update is a start

    not sure taking a wild stab at it.. but does your navigation have a "perspective" view... kinda looks like you are at a 3-D angle? If it doesn't then you have an old version of software..

    It really sounds like a sencer somewhere was tripped and has prevented anytyhing from moving so no damage occurs... maybee it was tripped by mistake and in a "frozen" state. Sometimes dealers like to just pull the battery let the juice run out of the car.. then fire it back up to force it to check itself.

    i don't have convertible but newer software on these cars really makes a difference.

    again this is just an educated guess..

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    search archives

    Have you tried the search feature?

    I seem to remember another member having a problem with their roof not opening or closing but it's been a while and don't remember the resolution.

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    Re: software update is a start

    Thanks for the responses

    I did run a search and found 1 item that was close, but not the same thing. The dealer could not duplicate the problem and only found one alarm in the memory relating to running the car without the roof being latched - i.e. the latch alarm was tripped. They contacted BMW tech support yesterday and they are installing a new "latch mechanism and cable" (not really sure what the cable is).

    It sounds like this problem is unique which is not a good thing in my mind.

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    Re: HELP Pls - Convertible Top Will Not Lock Closed

    I believe I just starting having the same problem you described. Top goes up and seems closed but the light flashes red and says it is not closed. Back window and trunk won't open and if you drive it chimes telling you to slow down top not closed. Then after 2 hours of getting angry it went away. Happened twice.

    Did you get the latch mechanism changed and did it solve the problem?

    Thanks

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    found you can open trunk by the key only

    found you can open trunk by the key only, this is good to know for any convertible owners if the trunk wont open try the key release under the emblem, it worked when nothing else would. BIG save as all my stuff was in the trunk.

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    ANYONE HAVE AN SIB ON THIS???? tx


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    Re: ANYONE HAVE AN SIB ON THIS???? tx

    Well this is the only thing that I can find. Possible related - Don't know for sure.

    SI B54 03 05
    Special Roofs July 2005
    Technical Service

    This Service Information bulletin supersedes Service Measure B54 203 04 dated September 2004.

    SUBJECT
    Convertible Top Will Not Lower

    MODEL
    E64 (6 Series) produced up to June 2004.

    SITUATION
    Convertible top will not lower.

    FAULT CODE
    Fault codes A699 and A68F may be stored in the CVM (Convertible top module).

    CAUSE
    Rear window hall sensor misadjusted.

    CORRECTION
    On a customer complaint basis, adjust the gap of the rear window hall sensor.

    PROCEDURE

    Check the status display while lowering the rear window.

    If the rear window is not recognized in the lowered position, adjust the gap of the rear window hall sensor by following Repair Instruction 54 34 300.

    Place a piece of foam tape underneath the hall sensor bracket for stability.

    Clear faults stored in the CVM.
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