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Old 07-30-2019, 01:11 PM
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Convertible Top stuck in the trunk

My wonderful wife was putting her top up, and it had something wedged in the working and it wouldn't go up.

She ran it so hard that it faulted. And now, even though it isn't blocked, it wants the fault cleared before it will go up or down.

I read you could reset it be disconnecting the battery did an hour, but the top is on top of the battery in the trunk, I can't access it.

Any ideas besides getting it to a mechanic with a machine to clear the codes?

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Old 07-30-2019, 01:34 PM
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Before trying to run the mechanism again someone with experienced eyes needs to look for damage from what ever jammed it in the first place.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:24 PM
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Unless you have a good OBD reader which can clear the faults, it looks like youíve got to take it to the dealer.

Iím an avid do-it-yourselfer, but when I bought this car (same as yours) I understood that thereís a chance that one day, the top might screw up and it will be an expensive trip to the dealer.

Only possibility I can think of is that you can open the trunk and try the buttons in the trunk to actuate the roof and remove the obstruction. But itís likely that it wonít work for the same reason that the top wonít close.

Iím sorry... I feel for you. Itís a risk we take when we buy the hard top convertible.
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:12 PM
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Unless you have a good OBD reader which can clear the faults, it looks like youíve got to take it to the dealer.

Iím an avid do-it-yourselfer, but when I bought this car (same as yours) I understood that thereís a chance that one day, the top might screw up and it will be an expensive trip to the dealer.

Only possibility I can think of is that you can open the trunk and try the buttons in the trunk to actuate the roof and remove the obstruction. But itís likely that it wonít work for the same reason that the top wonít close.

Iím sorry... I feel for you. Itís a risk we take when we buy the hard top convertible.
My repair guy at a local shop hooked his computer to my car and cleared the fault. Top started working just fine. I was fairly sure this would be the outcome.

I am going to look into getting one of the better ODB readers that would have cleared this fault. Though my repair guy did not charge me anything.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:11 PM
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