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Old 07-07-2016, 04:43 PM
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Default Retract Top Failure

Convertible Top stopped erecting half-way up. This has not been an issue for a year, but there must be an electrical short in the lines somewhere.

I was able to lower the top back into the trunk (raising works as well) by running a line directly from a 12v source, in this case my battery, to the pump and top solenoids. Pictures below.

Top Stopped halfway up:

Jumpers to Top Solenoids. Listen for the click when connecting:

Quickly attaching to Yellow Wire to retract top:

I can now pull the car into the garage and begin to diagnose where the circuit is failing using multi-meter and continuity light.
Geoff In Carlsbad
1961 Thunderbird Convertible aka: Betty

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