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2014 Mini Convertible R57 convertible top problems

Old 01-30-2019, 03:35 PM
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Default 2014 Mini Convertible R57 convertible top problems

I have a 2014 Mini Convertible S.

The convertible top was down when the FOB died and I had to use the manual process to raise the top.
Once I got a new FOB, I went to reverse the procedure....

One of manual steps is to unscrew/loosen the brass screw in the back/left of the trunk. I assuming that was the hydraulic pump.

When I was reversing the steps, I assumed I needed to tighten the screw...which I tried to do..but, since it was a brass screw and the angle was not ideal...I mostly stripped the top of the screw.

The top won't go down...complaining that top is not locked.

The Mini dealership is worthless and not proving any answers other than replacing the entire top and all of the pumps.

Surely, there is a workaround/shade-tree mechanic way of solving this.

Any ideas?


Old 02-06-2019, 01:53 PM
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Pics of the screws, i can help you out. You have to tighten the screw but i want to make sure you have the correct one.
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