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I only tried to open the top once when i saw the car but completely forgot to unlatch the top HAHAHa :rofl: (still new to it)
My question is, the button / switch infront of the stick that is used to open the top was flashing a red light on the top half, even before i hit the button. I did just have to jump the car off because the battery was dead but any idea why it is flashing red all the time? However, when i did hit it without unlatching i heard gears going off from the back of the car but it sounded like they were not engaging, or complete fail. Is this because the top was latched or the system is jacked? thanks! :thumbup:
 

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It's flashing red because the top controller thinks theres a problem with the top and is alerting you to it. Since you stated you have to unlatch the top I'm assuming you have what they call the semi-automatic top like I do. You unlatch, and then push the front part of the top up about 8-10 inches, then press the button to lower the top. If that doesn't work you may need to release the top and storage compartment lid motors, manually lower the top, reengage the motors and run the resynch on the top. Vert top trouble shooting guide is provided below.......
 

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It's flashing red because the top controller thinks theres a problem with the top and is alerting you to it. Since you stated you have to unlatch the top I'm assuming you have what they call the semi-automatic top like I do. You unlatch, and then push the front part of the top up about 8-10 inches, then press the button to lower the top. If that doesn't work you may need to release the top and storage compartment lid motors, manually lower the top, reengage the motors and run the resynch on the top. Vert top trouble shooting guide is provided below.......
Thanks a bunch! Unfortunately I have to find the baby a new engine first :cry: then ill fix the top on my own and save some money.

Man that manual is pretty awesome, but what is that part called that i need to do the diagnosis? I see a voltage/ current meter, is that it?
 

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All you need is a digital multimeter (DMM) to do the current, voltage, or resistance/continuity measurements. You can get a pretty decent one at Harbor Freight Tools for $20. A bare bones for less than $10 and a really good one for $40.

<$10 DMM
http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-92020.html

$20 DMM
http://www.harborfreight.com/ac-dc-digital-multimeter-37772.html

$40 DMM
http://www.harborfreight.com/5-in-1-digital-multimeter-98674.html
AWESOME man, Yah HF is a god-sent lol. :angel:
Ill get on it when i get it home, its still at the shop im looking for a good deal on a engine. Taking my shot at buying a whole car with 80k mile and rear end damage so that way i could just take the engine/ tranny and part out the rest and make some money back
 

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It's flashing red because the top controller thinks theres a problem with the top and is alerting you to it. Since you stated you have to unlatch the top I'm assuming you have what they call the semi-automatic top like I do. You unlatch, and then push the front part of the top up about 8-10 inches, then press the button to lower the top. If that doesn't work you may need to release the top and storage compartment lid motors, manually lower the top, reengage the motors and run the resynch on the top. Vert top trouble shooting guide is provided below.......
Hey sorry been gone a minute. It is fully automatic and here is a video of the sound.
Please bump

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRwgQzNBURo&context=C3919aa0ADOEgsToPDskJdI7NpnUkGKuGrbnGxmSq1
 
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