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I have a convertible an I try to put the soft top down and it keeps saying manual only when it's a automatic
Hello there. When you see the manual only warning, this is telling you that the convertible top has experienced a malfunction and it will only work manually. Even though your car has a hydraulic top, it can still be opened...
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Switch that lowers the roof wont turn of even though everything is working :P
The convertible top is controlled by the switch that signals the top module to open and close. When the button is pushed, the module turns on the light and performs the open or close operation steps. If any of the...
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Convertible Top Malfunction Light is on
Those two systems are unrelated. However, there is a possibility that a wire or fuse was bumped during the transmission replacement. A special scan tool can help determine the reason for the light. An inspection of your electrical components from...
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Convertible top stuck partially open
There is a technical service bulletin from Volkswagen for updated programming to remedy inconsistent operation of the convertible top; you may want to take your Eos to a dealer to get the update. Also, disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes,...
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Convertible stuck open
Hello. This commonly happens on this vehicle for a number of reasons. Most of the time, it is because of a battery voltage loss. It can also happen if one of the sensors are not reading correctly. When either of...
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Convertible rear window detached & crashed inside the back seat
Hello. If you want to submit a complaint about this then you would need to send it to Chrysler of North America. You can call any dealer to get their number and mailing address. More than likely you will not...
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Convertible top won't open/close properly & no repairs work
As vehicles age, it is not uncommon to have convertible top issues. Convertible tops rely on many sensors and motors to work properly. When one or more of these items start to have issues, it can be difficult to detect...
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Convertible top fluid brand
Hello there. When checking the fluid, the top must be in the service position for an accurate reading. This should show the fluid level at the proper level once the top is in the service position. The bolt and...
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Convertible top not going up or down
You are likely low on hydraulic fluid for your convertible top. A hydraulic system is used to move the convertible up and down. It is possible that there are leaks within the system. Even after repairing leaks, a factory scan...
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Convertible top won't go down in a 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
There are many electronics that go into the convertible top and if one of them isn't working properly the whole system could not work. Some examples of electrical problems that can cause this to occur are blown fuses or electrical...
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Convertible top not closing all of the way
There are several things that may be causing this problem. Firstly, dirt stuck in the rails of the sun roof can jam or impede the full range of the motion of the automated top. Also, if any of the components...
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Convertible top won't work
Hello. Resetting the convertible top involves the back seats being taken out and the convertible motors being disconnected. The purpose of this is to gain access to the micro switch, which is attached to the side latch. The top must...
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Convertible top malfunctioning and warning lights stay on
Hello. It sounds like the motor that moves the top is failing. When the electric motor fails, this will occur. I usually start by scanning the computer for codes to see if anything comes up. If not, then I apply...
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Top gets stuck open
Hello. Most of the time this occurs when the lift motor is failing. This is the most common failure on this top. When it cannot lift it any further, then it is failing internally. I usually do an amperage draw...
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Convertible top sometimes works
The Audi A4 conertible top system monitors a total of 10 microswitches and 1 sensor to determine the soft top position and position of the trucklid and cover. What is likely happening is that the status of one of these...
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Convertible top stuck
The hydraulic system that moves the top may have a leak or has taken in air and needs to be bled. When this happens, the pump continues to make noise, but the top stops moving. Have an automotive technician inspect...
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The convertible top stopped working suddenly.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2006 Volkswagen Beetle convertible top to not function. It is great that you have performed the reset procedure already as that is typically the first step in diagnosis. In most cases when...
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PSE pump is not working will the roof work?
The PSE pump is often a victim of drowning. Mercedes really goofed when they decided on the location. As for its function, it operates low power devices like the door locks and the retractable trunk handle and little things like...
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Hi Allen, I need some help with my 2006 Pontiac Solstice. I had the convertible top replaced at a large chain of family owned dea
You will need to have the local mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect the vehicle top to see if they can get the vehicle back together. I would recommend checking into another auto upholstery shop to see if there is...
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Convertible top won't go up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the fact the convertible top's motors make no noise when they are triggered, they are likely not receiving any power. The most likely reason for this is a short that is only...

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