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Q: Convertible top not going up or down

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The convertible top is not secure and won't go up or down. I can hear something running though.

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 tool may be required to reset your system. If you need help with this, have a qualified technician inspect your vehicle and make the proper repairs.

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