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I have a 3 series 3 litre converti 57 plate.I had some items

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I have a 3 series 3 litre convertible 57 plate. I had items in the boot when closing the roof which got trapped the dash board management warning now shows a malfunction and nothing happens my handbook shows this is the roof mechanism malfunction warning light



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what has most likely happened is that one of the roof's sensors that informs it of position and closing progress has likely been damaged and now, as the required sensor signal is not present, the roof will not open


to verify where the issue lies, you will need to have the fault logs read from the car using a BMW scan tool. There is no way to manually diagnose this roof, it was designed needing 100% computer diagnostics. There are too many sensors and dependencies to check manually.


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