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Top hook latch on convertible top, driver's side, 2002 tbird appears to be broken - can it be easily repaired/replaced?

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If you have power seats just look underneath the seat and you can unplug the electrical connectors that go to any of the seat accessories. Then you can remove the seat. Sounds like the left side of the seat frame has broken that supports the seat back.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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use a small punch and tap it out carefully. if it dont move drill out carefully, good luck

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This is a common problem, the switch bezel detached from the upper switch panel. You can use epoxy to re-attach or you can purchase from a Mustang parts seller. (CJ Pony parts or late model restoration)
FYI The convertible switch panel isn't the same as a coupe.

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