1998 E36 M3 convertible. "short to ground motor"

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  1. 1998 E36 M3 convertible. "short to ground motor" 
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    mitsyx's Car Details
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    M3 EVO
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    1998
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    Hello peeps, first time on all this. Im struggling to find the cause of my convertible roof failing to opperate.
    The basics are, the roof is fully automatic, the light on the switch flashes orange constantly. I have had it on the diagnostics machine and it says "Short to ground motor" i have looked at all my wiring, i have had no luck solving the issue, everything looks ok in my opinion.
    My storage compartment (where the roof folds into) will not click closed when i manually open the roof. The metal cables have alot of slack in them.

    I have just put the car back on the road and the weather here is awesome for british weather, i just want to be able to use the roof.

    Thanks guys
     
     

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    billywhizz1984's Car Details
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    E36 323i x 3, 325TDS x 1, 320i x 2, 318is x 1
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    Touring x 4, Convertible x 2, Coupe x 1
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    Do you know that there is a disconnect lever under the rear seat? Check to make sure it hasn't been pulled.
     
     

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