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E46 top not working exhausted all other options

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Hello, I’m so darn tired of this top not working and I’ve tried so many things to fix it and from what it seems like so has the previous owners before me. Right now what the top does is when I press the button it’s just a solid red light like it would do when the top is operating normally, but nothing happens. So far this is what I’ve done to see if the top would work: check the micro switch for the top storage, fix the broken wire in the trunk loom, replaced rear window regulators, checked the wires that often get pinched, fixed the latches that goes into the windshield, and checked fuses. So here is one thing that may be the issue but I’m not sure if it is and I’m unsure what’s causing it. For one the trunk lid latch, when using the key or the button in the driver foot well, will make a attempt to unlatch twice and make a loud clank noise two times before it stops and the trunk doesn’t open. This only happens when either using the button or the remote key. If I use the actual button on the trunk it opens without a issue. And sometimes those two buttons do work but the latch is stuck unlocked and won’t latch endless I press the button on the trunk. One time the top was about to work and started rolling down the windows for a second and then stopped again. And never done it sense. If anyone could give me any advice or ideas of what would be the issue please tell me so I can check and see. Thank you
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The top will not open if it thinks the trunk isn’t completely closed. Perhaps that is the issue?
Need INPA.
The trunk and the toneau cover can be physically closed, however if the microswitches are "open" nothing will happen.
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