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Re: Covertable top re-engaged
Remember that the two motors meed to be in sync for the top to come up and drop succesfully, To test if they stil work let someone press the roof open and close button for you while you stand at the back end check if the motors are working. As for the red light that you are talking about can you desribe it to me please what symbel does it have on it?
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Release both motors, remove the plastic cover located in the middle of the top inside. Put a hex bit in your cordless drill and unscrew in reverse until the top latches are released from the top.
Then it basically takes two people to fold back the top. Unfortunately with a fully automatic top you likely won't be able to engage the tonneau so don't plan on driving on the highway.
Hi Daniel, I believe that your problem may be connected to the safety locking devise which will not allow the lever to shift until the brake is pressed and the button pushed in. It may be a bad contact. Regards John
There are 2 motors that have to be put back in place one for the top & one for the top cover... If you have reconnected both & still have problems you can resynchronize the top by rolling down all windows, hold the top button in the close position before turning the key, turn the key on and wait for the windows to close & the red light to stop flashing.
If this doesn't work pull the release arm, manually lower the top, (to get into trunk the passenger side of the top cover needs weight on it to engage micro-switch to release trunk lock)
reconnect motors, hold the top button in the close position before turning the key, turn
the key on and wait for the windows to close & the red light to stop
Hey there, I have experienced the same problem. You need to reengage both motors if you have disengaged them pulling the lever undernearth the rear driverside seat. Make sure to put the black lever back under the seat to the position before pulling on it.
You should have the top in the down position before engaging the motors back in place.
To engage the motors: The motors are located under the carpet in the trunk on the driver side. There are two black clips you will need to remove in order to pull the carpet back. One of the motors is located near the taillight. This motor is responsible for the storage lid cover. The motor that is located further in the drunk is the motor for the fabric top to move up and down. Make sure to firmly press these motors back into place. They should not move.
Once you have engaged the motors, go into your car put the key into the ignition and have the convertible top button pressed up (meaning to close the top), move the key to the accessory positio and hold it for 10-12 seconds. You will finally see the trunk lid get pulled closed. The car will now attempt to completely close the lid. If your motors are working fine it will close. If your only intention is to get the lid to close on it's own it should be accomplished.
That toggle switch is for the security system. That year miata never came with any switches for the soft top of any kind. Most likely that is an aftermarket alarm system. Most factory alarm systems do not come with a toggle switch.
First of all the roof is not even soppose to operate while the trunk is open - So there is the first problem Ive been involved with BMW's for a long time and this is the first Ive heard of a roof opening while the trunk is open. There is a built in feature that tells the car not to open the roof if the trunk is open and the other way roung while the roog lid is open the trunk cant open.
The reason the roof is not working anymore as soon as there is stress on the roof the electric motors(One operates the roof and the other operates the roof lid) disengages, You said that the roof still worked but the lid did not so probably only the one motor disengaged. So what you have to do is open the trunk on the left hand side right behind the tail light pull away the material and simply just push the electric motor into place. that should fix your problem.
It may happen that the two motors have become out of sync, Disengage both electric motors manualy put the roof away engage the motors and that should put the roof and lid back into sync.
The top works with two circular motors in the trunk. The motors are similar to the ones that open and close the windows. The motors of the roof can be engaged and disengaged. One motor drives the roof lid the other one drives the roof itself. The trick to engage and disengage the motors so that they are correctly syncronized to opening and closing.