Greetings. I'm a new and very excited about my newly acquired '92 325i convertible. Being a New Englander I'm especially psyched about a rust-free classic from Florida. I inherited a faulty electric powered top. Upon looking into it, I discovered the main operating arm was badly bent against the side of the top compartment. I gave removing, heating and straightening to my best guess of its original shape a try:. It retracted the top and I thought I was golden. When I went to raising it, yes, it did bend back. I don't know if the pivot points/bushings are creating too much resistance or what. The top looks great up, nice and tight. I'm following up on previous posts recommending converting to a manual top when experiencing electric top problems. Thats exactly what I want to do. Can someone talk me through the steps?? Thanks in advance.