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Chrysler Sebring 2008 convertible top malfunction message

Convertible top retracted, trunk popped open and cannot do anything. Says Convertible top malfuntion

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As long as the trunk is open, It won't work. The top has it's own computer. Have the codes read. Takes a scanner. These have like 20 sensors and switches for the top and trunk. You can try to close the latch on the trunk with a screwdriver to get it to work. Another thing is there is a cover that pulls out . This has to be pulled out and latched in place. This will keep it from working also.

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