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Convertable top wont go down..I hear motor running

My 1999 cabrio convertable top wont go down, I pulled up the emergency brake like normal, release the lock handles, push the power button .....I can hear the tops motor trying to take it down, but it dosnt move....could the hinges have come loose? If so, where do I find them. What should I check.....Thank You....Eileen

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Your top motor is in the trunk on the drivers side wall behind the panel. Remove the two screws to remove the cover. Check the fluid level in the reservor. Check that no lines have come off of the pump and have someone pushing the top down button while checking. If this is not the problem, then it is a possibility that the e-brake connection is not working right.

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