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Convertible top My convertible top will only close on my passengers side I just bought the car closes on the other side but will not close on the other any ideas

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Symptom Chart Condition Possible Source Action

  • Folding Top Does Not Raise and/or Lower
  • Blown fuse(s).
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Damaged folding top switch.
  • Damaged raise/lower relay .
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .
  • Parking brake not engaged.
  • Go to Pinpoint Test A.
  • Top Hesitates and/or Comes Up Uneven
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .
  • Damaged folding top motor upper and lower hose .
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic cylinder .
  • Damaged folding top linkage.
  • Go to Pinpoint Test B.
  • Top Does Not Raise or Does Not Go All the Way Up
  • Damaged folding top linkage.
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit .
  • Go to Pinpoint Test C.
  • Hydraulic System
  • Damaged fluid reservoir.
  • Damaged folding top hydraulic cylinder .
  • Damaged folding top motor upper and lower hose .
  • Go to Pinpoint Test D.


Lift Cylinder, Power Top Removal and Installation
NOTE: The cylinder rods should be in the fully-retracted position.
  1. Remove pump and motor as outlined.
  1. Remove the upper and lower hose fitting from the folding top hydraulic cylinder (50600) . Use absorbent rags or a container to catch any hydraulic fluid that leaks out when removing the fittings.
  1. Remove each of the service cylinder plugs one at a time and attach the hose fittings. NOTE: Be sure each fitting is installed in the correct position on the folding top hydraulic cylinder .
    NOTE: Make sure that the tetra seal is installed in the bottom of each of the folding top hydraulic cylinder ports before attaching the upper and lower hose fittings.
  1. Connect the folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit (533A00) to a 12-volt power source and cycle the folding top hydraulic lift motor and plate kit in and out several times to purge the air from the hoses. Some noise squeal may be noticed due to the air.
  1. Carefully remove the rubber fill plug from the back and the reservoir and check the fluid level. The level should be at the bottom of the filler hole. If necessary, add Synthetic Mercon® Multi-Purpose Automatic transmission fluid E6AZ-19582-B (ESR-M2C163-A2) or equivalent.
  1. Replace the fill plug with a new fill plug.
  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: top will not close clk 430 mercedes benz

did you recently have a dead battery? Either way try to resynchronize your windows (i'm not sure if you meant front window or rear quarter window). If you hold the window switch in the up position(car running and door closed) untill window reaches the top and continue to hold for 10 seconds the window will reprogram itself. try both front windows. This system is complicated and is best diagnosed via s.d.s. diagnostic machine. I will give you a couple of other possible easy remedies. If your vehicle is equiped with a ski window in the rear trunk panal the door must be shut, also your cargo cover must be shut and plastic lid secured. There are numerous micro switches that input to your soft top control unit-any one could cause the top to be inop. Check to make sure the switch on the cargo cover( retractable cover in trunk) is secured to it's housing, they do periodically fall off. Also if your roll bar ( rear head rests ) has been mechanically deployed You must hold the switch in the up position untill the rams lock back into the roll bar-does the roll bar operate? Always operate top with vehicle running because they are very voltage dependent. Your owners manual will explain how to manually raise top and some simple operation and repair remedies. If you are knowledgable about automotive electrical systems you can disconnect both leads from the battery and touch them together to drain the capacitors and it may reset the module( do not attempt if you are not knowledgable with automotive electricity because there are many things that can go wrong. hopefully I have been helpful.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

trugame2445
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SOURCE: Convertible top on 98 mitsubishi eclipse spyder will not retract

There are 2 motors in the back located behind the speaker pannels on each side of the back seat. fist make sure they are both working. second there is a switch inside your trunk on the drivers side loceted behind the trim pannel to the tail light to switch from motors to manual top removal. third if your still lost the suport bar closest to the front of the top (not the one against the window with the clips) but the silver one has 2 smal black piviting bars on each end that sometimes get stuck try manualy removing the top and pushing that bar to the back of the car. Hope this helps you

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: convertible top will not close /open

I have had this problem with my 2005 S4 Cab - sometimes the top will not latch. I have found that this was because the fabric near the rear passenger window was not folding into place over the steel structure. I just back up the top and made sure the fabric unfolded and all was well.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Nissan Maxima. Passenger power window problem

Same problem on passenger door 92,000 miles. Dealer said he can reset the regulator inside the door by pressing button. I am looking for more information on this problem too. He estimates 1/2 hr (~$50) to do work.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

detour342
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SOURCE: PASSENGER SIDE REAR WINDOW WILL NOT STAY CLOSED.

most likely the window regulator is bad the buicks have a lot of problems and most of the time it is the cable but you usually have to buy it as a unit with the motor.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

Testimonial: "THANK YOU. I WAS ABLE TO REMOVE THE INSIDE COVER AND LINER AND FOUND A CABLE WRAPPED AROUND SOME- THING. WAS ABLE TO MOVE THE WINDOW GLASS BY HAND (TO THE CLOSED POSITION AND PUT EVERYTHING BACK AND WILL HAVE TO HAVE A MEC IN NIC TO REPLACE IT. THANKS AGAIN. OH THAT IS MECHANIC..... )"

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SOURCE: 2000 BMW Z3 convertible top stopped moving with motor

I just had the same problem. There is a hydraulic fluid reservoir in the trunk on the left wheel well. It should be filled to the little dot inside a circle on the tank. If not, turn the T-handle on the motor, just above the reservoir, counterclockwise. Unscrew the plug with an allen wrench and fill to appropriate level with hydraulic fluid. Replace cap and then turn T-handle clockwise and secure tightly. If tank was completely empty, it will take a few lifts back and forth of the top with button to build up good pressure. Thank goodness it is a cheap and easy fix. Its kind of difficult to get the fluid in the little hole though. I used a small turkey baster.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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