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      01-09-2020, 08:34 AM   #1
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Convertible Roof Fix

Hello guys,

I took my car to get it repairs recently and found the roof was not working. they didn't find any errors relating to the roof and suggested it would take several hours to disassemble to get the parts.

I would like to start the work taking out the seats and trim to get to the roof components. Anyone know where I can find a guide?
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      01-09-2020, 08:42 AM   #2
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I don't have a disassembly diy, but I'd be surprised if you needed to take it apart. I highly recommend doing some googling for common 1 series roof issues and start with things like the trunk switch, frayed c pillar connectors and temp sensor. Also, I believe in the manual are instructions on manually raising and lowering. Again, before I disassembled the interior, I'd open the rear cover and check those modules.
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If the light shows it's working cept nothing is happening and if no codes appear the first thing you should do is replace relay's one is for up and the other is for down. replace both. 2hrs labor and $35 in parts.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=61_3946

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=61_3947
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      01-13-2020, 09:32 AM   #4
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If the light shows it's working cept nothing is happening and if no codes appear the first thing you should do is replace relay's one is for up and the other is for down. replace both. 2hrs labor and $35 in parts.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=61_3946

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=61_3947
The regular convertible roof light comes on when you push the button. The light that comes on when the cargo roof compartment is pushed in. Is that what you mean?
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The regular convertible roof light comes on when you push the button. The light that comes on when the cargo roof compartment is pushed in. Is that what you mean?
to clarify, if no dash tell tale lights or warning light, chime warning. If any tell tale light or warning of any kind it's something in top motor, control unit or hydraulics.
Photo- the green light above convertible operation buttons appears as normal. no warnings or codes it's probably the relay's.
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      02-10-2020, 05:22 AM   #7
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Hi guys,

I'm having issues with my roof too. The open led light is now flashing red.
when i push the button, the windows start to open but nothing on the roof reacts.

I have tired taking apart all the boot/trunk lining to find the relays but i still can't find them. I'm in Australia. We drive on the RHS of the car. But I looked both ends of the boot and have no luck.

any help would be great.
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      02-10-2020, 05:28 AM   #8
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and around the same time,

my remote trunk/boot unlock function died as well. so Now I cant unlock the boot unless I stick the key into the hole above the licence plate, I have checked the glove box and its definitely showing unlock on the switch.
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