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: Defective convertible roof button

11-08-2011, 11:29 AM
I stepped into the car one day, as usual, pressed that button upward and put the top down.

Drove around and I pressed the button to put the top up.. only to find out that the button won't push down.

After struggling around a little I found out the button won't push down; however with lots of pressure, it barely triggers and the top does come down.

No feeling of the button being clicked downward and feels like its stuck. Upward motion of the switch is fine.

Anyone else with same problem? I hate to take it to the services and have the center console ripped apart to fix a switch.

11-12-2011, 10:03 PM
self reply

fixed it after blowing with my mouth a little on the gap between the switch and the panel.

Guess something got stuck in between the toggle switch; the gap is so narrow I figure something got it in the factory when the car was made.

11-15-2011, 07:13 AM
Glad to hear that the problem was solved. Would it be worthwhile to use compressed air (like what one uses to clean a keyboard) on the switch in case there is any residue?