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My convertible top won't go down and the trunk release button won't open the trunk (but the key does work). I was recently rear ended (slightly). The damage near the license plate is minor. I am not sure it is releated or a coincidence? Where is the motor for the top located?

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Check your fuse panel to see if its a fuse problem.

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