Smitten with the
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Open the roof manually to the service position (window and rear hatch both up in the air)
Lift the carpet out and you'll find the hydraulics on the drivers side.
You will see under the black hydraulic pipes a semi circle with a cable attached. That is the manual realease that you pull when you pull the cable in the storage box behind the seat.
When you pull the cable, it wants to turn clockwise, so get hold of it and turn it anti-clockwise by hand. It will be stiff but make sure it's tight.
I don't have access to my car at the minute to take a pic but maybe someone has to show you which part in on about.
That will ensure that the manual release is back in auto. I can't reset mine just by pushing the cable back in like said above, maybe your brothers is the same.
Once it's back in, eather close or open the roof on the button (probably safer to close, just in case)