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2008 convertable malfunction

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Old 02-06-2018, 12:42 PM
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I have a 2008 sebring hard top convertible. the top is up. but when I try to drop it. the display says top malfunction... what should I look at first? thanks for any advise
 
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:46 PM
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Make sure the top is not just stuck to the windshield header. Make sure it is properly unlatched. Look for evidence of a hydraulic leak at/under the lift cylinders. Do you hear the pump operating? It's quite a complicated mechanism. If there is nothing simple or obvious, look for a convertible shop manual and learn as much as you can about the operation.
 
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I can here the pump when you close it and it will action then say complete. but when I go to open it there is no pump sound and it says convertible top malfunction.
 
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:45 PM
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So there's an electrical, not a mechanical or hydraulic malfunction. It could be any number of things, from a wiring problem to a computer malfunction. Unless you're really good at troubleshooting electrical/computer systems, you might want to consider getting a pro to look at it.
 
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First thing to check is the package tray in the trunk. The tabs must be fully seated to set the switches that allow the top to activate
 
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