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Old 05-06-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
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convertible top manual op

So, I had to raise my top manually. To do this, I had to use the handy he wrench to disconnect from automation. How do I reconnect so I can troubleshoot?
The top went down, but the lid wouldn't close, then it wouldn't go back up. Damn. It wouldn't go manually by just pressing the button in. So, that's where I sit.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:05 AM   #2
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Press the button, turn the crank until the Bowden cable has tension and it clicks into place
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:18 AM   #3
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The top doesn't need to be "reset". The top can figure out what position it is in and recover.

If the top is not working you have another issue. Start here.
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:37 AM   #4
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Thanks fellas
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:07 PM   #5
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The hydraulics system de-pressureizes automatically once the ignition key is removed thus allowing the manual operation of your softop in both directions!
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