Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Leicestershire
Just thinking out loud here, if work was done on the rear bumper,maybe the garage accidently pulled the cable behind the driver's seat instead of the one behind passenger seat , to gain access to the boot. This would release the hydraulic pressure in roof pump.
The manual operation of roof is really to close the roof in case of failure. When closed, it's four gas struts that hold the roof down, I think a person each side of rear part of roof would be able to lift it up to gain access to the hydraulic pump area, the arms on either side that are under the cloth would also need to be pulled down to release them-the opposite to what it says when manually putting roof up.
Is there any sound of the electrically operated hydraulic pump trying to work when the roof button is pressed? Are you trying this with the engine running as the battery alone will work,but does pull quite a bit of current.
I do hope you get it sorted, try to find an independent garage,doesn't have to be Alfa, other makes BMW for example have similar roof operating systems.
Last edited by Alphamale; 12-04-16 at 05:53.
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