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Convertible Top won't go down because trunk won't latch

One day my trunk decided not to latch and won't lock; there is nothing in its way and therefore my convertible top won't go down. What needs replacing or repair? Thanks!
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  • jmalin54 Aug 27, 2008

    My girl's car has the same problem. Anybody have any ideas?

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1.Empty the trunk of all contents
2.Park on a level surface and set parking brake, shift auto trans into Park or manual into R
3.Turn the ignition off.
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5.Pull down the convertible top latch located above the rearview mirror and turn it counterclockwise to unlatch . Leave the latch open and turned to prevent damage.
6.Pull rearward on the side edge of the convertible top and pull it off of
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