1996 E36 3201 soft top- soft top not working... help please!

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  1. 1996 E36 3201 soft top- soft top not working... help please! 
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    Urgent help needed, suggestions on how I can at least try to get this working ... (re: hot weather!) Any help appreciated, I have been told before that there could be a swith or something in the boot that may have been knocked, resulting in a knackered softtop, really would like to get this working again, but dont want/cant afford the mechanics at present.
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    Did it used to work and just stopped? Have you checked the fuses?
    There are a few microswitches which could be faulty.
     
     

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    Yes, it stopped working, Ive had a look at motor (dont think this it...) I have tried putting it down manually, but the grey gutter cover where the roof goes, does not lift up. It could be the fuses (I need to get a plan of the fuses and numbers for my vehicle, so any pointers there would be appreciated) if there are other micro switches i can check, then please tell me where i can find them and I;ll have a look, just followed some advice on a youtube film (but it its a U.S version) but was still useful to know what is where etc. But please please keep the help coming, could the actual softtop switch have got dust in... as I have dusty work stuff in there sometimes, and if so any instructions for getting into the switch?
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    Fuses are 35, 27, 42, 43, 7. Layout should be like this for the fuses
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    Can you open/close the roff completely the manual way
     
     

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