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Trunk not closing
Hello. First, please keep in mind that the trunk cannot be locked until the convertible top is completely up or down. This prevents any components from binding and becoming stuck or broken. Have a mechanic, such as our YourMechanic experts,...
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Problem with convertible top.
On an electric convertible top system the usual causes for failure are the switch, the motor(s), or something broken causing a bind in the mechanics of the retractable top. It is easiest to start with a visual inspection of the...
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Problem with convertible top.
The electric convertible top on your vehicle may not be working for a number of reasons. The switch, wiring, or motor(s) that operate your convertible top could be faulty. I would recommend having an electrical systems check performed by a...
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Convertible top not working.
Convertible tops have a few different motors and switches that must all work together or the top just won't work correctly, if it isn't working at all check for a mechanical blockage or maybe a failed fuse, if it isn't...
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Convertible top not working.
The first thing to do is to see if the convertible top fuse is ok. Then you should check that the power to and from the top switch is flowing. If both are ok then the power top motor should...
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Convertible top not working
The problem could be with the convertible top module, hydraulic system, cables or latches. The diagnostic procedure for your top says to start by checking for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) in the convertible top module. Then, the convertible top limit...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 won't go down in a 1994 BMW 325i
Hi. There is an emergency release lever under the back seat of your car. It disengages the motor from the tonneau cover so you can put the top up manually if need be. If the level has gotten pulled, you...
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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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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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