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Hi,

I closed my convertible top yesterday and I noticed the convertible top latch is not locking by itself. The latch tries to engage and it looks like it completes but it suddenly disengages itself and restarts the process overr and over again. The only solution is to hold the lock with my finger after it is engaged and then the windows finally roll up by itself. I have also gotten the lock to lock by itself after several tries of opening the top slightly and closing the top again. Any suggestions would be appreicated. There does not appear to be any other issues with the convertible top.

Thanks,

Raymond

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It sounds like the microswitch in the windshield header latch receiver is pushed a little bit up so that when the latch closes into the receiver it is not triggering the switch. This tells the the top controller that something is amiss and commands the latch to open back up.

3 solutions

1. Remove the latch receiver, and gently push the microswitch back down a bit so that the latch closes it when it seats

2. Stick a little piece of self-adhesive felt (like the felt feet circles that you can get at Home Depot) on the latch receiver cover. This is usually all it takes to push the switch closed.

3. Replace the latch receiver.

Solution #2 is the easiest and quickest to try. If that cures your problem, then consider disassembling the latch receiver to bend the switch down a bit.

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It sounds like the microswitch in the windshield header latch receiver is pushed a little bit up so that when the latch closes into the receiver it is not triggering the switch. This tells the the top controller that something is amiss and commands the latch to open back up.

3 solutions

1. Remove the latch receiver, and gently push the microswitch back down a bit so that the latch closes it when it seats

2. Stick a little piece of self-adhesive felt (like the felt feet circles that you can get at Home Depot) on the latch receiver cover. This is usually all it takes to push the switch closed.

3. Replace the latch receiver.

Solution #2 is the easiest and quickest to try. If that cures your problem, then consider disassembling the latch receiver to bend the switch down a bit.

Thank you for the quick response and suggestions! Do you have any photos or instructions on how to disassemble the latch receiver?

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It sounds like the microswitch in the windshield header latch receiver is pushed a little bit up so that when the latch closes into the receiver it is not triggering the switch. This tells the the top controller that something is amiss and commands the latch to open back up.

3 solutions

1. Remove the latch receiver, and gently push the microswitch back down a bit so that the latch closes it when it seats

2. Stick a little piece of self-adhesive felt (like the felt feet circles that you can get at Home Depot) on the latch receiver cover. This is usually all it takes to push the switch closed.

3. Replace the latch receiver.

Solution #2 is the easiest and quickest to try. If that cures your problem, then consider disassembling the latch receiver to bend the switch down a bit.

Thank you so much! I finally had time to take a look at the latch and I noticed that the latch cover is what is pushing down the microswitch. The latch cover was loose so when the latch was fully engaged it never pushes the microswitch on all the way. All I had to do was snap the latch cover back in place and that fixed the issue! I have circled the latch in the photo below. There is a plastic cover that goes on top of the latch.

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