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Old 09-12-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Problem with 60 Convertible Top

I am having trouble with my 60 convertible top. When I put the top down, the deck lid closes just fine. When I put the top up, the deck lid stays in the upright (open) position. Does this sound like a relay problem? A couple of times when I was trying to close it, I heard a "bink" noise.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:32 PM
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Does the flip lid retract. If not it could be the tray retract relay. I would check the top erect limit switch too.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:23 PM
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It's difficult to troubleshoot electrical problems from this computer based on two sentences of observation.

This is relay logic. We always troubleshoot from the point where the next 'step' didn't happen, then we work the schematics backwards.

The relays are there to separate motor (and valve or solenoid) power from logic power. So, if you can make the functions work by energizing the relays manually, the circuit is 'broken' in the logic section. If the relays do not cause motion for any particular function, then the 'motor circuit' is broken or open.

Jopizz is right. If the "Top is Erect" limit switch (part of the logic circuit) didn't close, the "Retract Tray" relay will not energize.

Use your senses; shake things around and observe by listening and watching. You may find a limit or connector is loose. If everything looks ok, start troubleshooting from the electrical schematics. Don't get sidetracked, but focus on one 'path' at a time. You will get to the culprit.

BTW, we find dirty contacts prevent relays from coming in. Cycle your top regularly. That is the best defense against contact corrosion because they tend to clean themselves while under power. - Dave
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