Q: Convertible not working.

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The convertible top is not working.

Hi. If your top will not longer move up or down it can be from a number of items in the system from a fuse, to a wiring issue, to the lift motor. The most common part that I have seen fail is the motor which will also typically blow the fuse for the top. I would use a voltage meter to run through the wiring diagram to see if the motor is getting power. If it is then I would replace the motor. If not then I would need to go through the circuit to find the power loss. You should enlist the help of a mechanic that is good with electrical diagnosis and has the tools to do this, like one from YourMechanic.

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