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      03-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Fuse Location For Convertible Top

I just put a new tune on my Z4 and had it plugged into a charger I think I might have pooped a fuse...that is my only thought. Top worked fin a week ago, installed new shocks and struts and a tune, wentto dro pthe top today and nothing. The light yellow bottom light by the button lights up when I push the top down button but the windows do not drop and I do not hear anything at all no humming buzzing clicking, just silence.

Any other ideas besides a fuse? Car is garaged and motor was fine so I do not think it is the motor.

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update, I opend it manually and then raised/closed it with the button, it went right up so that eliminates the motor. Could it be a switch?
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I located the fuses and checked all three of them, they were all fine. Now I am more confused than before, top goes up but does not go down, switch lights up when I hit the top down button but top will not go down. Could the switch still be bad even though it is lighting up? Is there another relay or switch that I need to check? Any other ideas?
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It's probably your shelf sensor, especially because to access the rear shocks they probably had to remove the shelf.

Make sure the shelf is in the down position, if it already is, then move it up and try to toggle the little switch in the center manually.
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It's probably your shelf sensor, especially because to access the rear shocks they probably had to remove the shelf.

Make sure the shelf is in the down position, if it already is, then move it up and try to toggle the little switch in the center manually.
You were absolutely correct, I did not have the little thing pushed in properly to activate the micro switch....Thank You

Now I am going to enjoy this 60 degree spring day.
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You were absolutely correct, I did not have the little thing pushed in properly to activate the micro switch....Thank You

Now I am going to enjoy this 60 degree spring day.
Glad to hear it worked out for you, time to enjoy spring!
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It's probably your shelf sensor, especially because to access the rear shocks they probably had to remove the shelf.

Make sure the shelf is in the down position, if it already is, then move it up and try to toggle the little switch in the center manually.
Beat me to it!

On a different note, I was panicking today when I went to drop the top for the first time this spring and no go. With flashbacks to replacing the motor in my 3.0i last year, my heart begun to flutter, then I looked at the shelf position...

Whew!
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      03-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #8
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Glad to hear it worked out for you, time to enjoy spring!
You California guys must be laughing at us midwesterners, temps hit 60 here and we drop our tops, in California when it hits 60 they put the tops up lol.

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