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Hi, "Check soft top" warning comes on whenever I start moving from standstill. Also roof does not operate at all - nothing! All hydraulic lines, electrical connections, microswitches, clamps, etc are in perfect condition. And interestingly, when I use the door switch to open the boot the display says "Finish soft top motion". Grateful for any suggestions!

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The switch for the soft top makes a clicking noise and the hood does not work i have to keep clicking for at least 5 minutes what can i do

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Best to take it to a shop or a delaer to get codes, but I think the top latch above the rear view mirror is not clamping down the top tight enough. The second message "Check Soft Top Motion" leads me to believe this - the OBD thinks the top hasn't finished opening/closing. Unfortunately there isn't too much in the way of adjustment that can be done, besides R&R of the microswitches (that you mention are in good shape).

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