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Old 08-09-2013, 08:59 PM
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Just bought an 05 convertible and so far really like it. I got a deal on it, $4,800, because the top doesn't retract. It seems the cables are broken. Can the top be converted to manual operation and if so how?
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:59 PM
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Hello Habu,

I have never heard of someone converting a MINI convertible top to a manual and it would take allot of work and time / money to do so.

To fix the top and make full function, Its a little bit of a project, but can be done. Here are some of the usual problems and parts

For the top:



#14 in diagram.

Sunroof Mechanism / Convertible Top Cable Set


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/54347174761/




For early MINIs convertible in 2005 we commend changing the font gates also as there was a slight design change. You will need the install hardware also.

#12 in diagram

Convertible Top Hardware Set For Gates - Priced As Set Part# 54347163652


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/54347163652/ES158820/




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#11 in diagram

Convertible Top Front Gate / Latching Points - Priced As Set Part number 54347174762


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/54347174762/





The motor sets in the back and you can check it to make sure its not broken first or striped out the cables or striped itself.

Sunroof motor. Part# 67616961172


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/67616961172/





Check the motor , then the cables. Also does the top move at all, one side or the other when you press the top button.

Thanks
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:19 PM
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Never seen this done, post progress and results please!
 
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