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Hi everyone! I just purchased an 04 convertible from an auction. The top will not currently come down which is a pretty big bummer since I bought it to drive around town during the summer.

I saw where there’s ways to manually put it up but haven’t seen anything where you can manually put it down. It’s going to be garage kept always so I was hoping I could just manually put it down (and keep it down) for the summer and then worry about fixing the bigger issue in the winter.

So I guess my question to start is: Is there a way to manually put the top down?

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Here is some info; about work arounds:


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Have you tried the "reset" trick (remove positive and negative cables from battery, tap them together a few times, then reattach)? That's what billy suggested to me when my top stopped working, and it worked!

One indicator I found was that if you use the "all windows down" switch on the driver's door and they don't move, then the top won't go down either. A reset may work. Try it out and let us know!
 
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