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I don't know if this will be the case for your car, but I saw a programme with a BMW convertable with a similar problem. The lever disengages the electric motor from the mechanism, which allows the hood to be opened / closed manually.
I would believe that the motor has to be re-seated into the mechanism, and then all should be well.
Its a long shot, but one worth trying.
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