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So i replaced the claim shell motor about a year ago (and about every other convertible top part) it appears either the cable to the latch broke or the latch is stuck. one side of the claim shell unlatches and the claim shell tries to go up. the passenger side appears stuck. the emergency screw is not unlatching it either. any suggestions on how i can manually unlatch it? the convertible top is currently in the down position and i am not sure how i am going to get something back there to force the latch to move.

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nobody have any good ideas?

You may try searching on manual operation of the top to see how the mechanism works in that mode. It could help you determine the cause of the problem, and at the very least it'll give you a closed top.

Mark

EDIT: Whoops, didn't realize you tried some sort of manual operation already, but my advice above still may be useful. Good luck!

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finally got it, the c-clip fell of the lever that attached to the side hook, couldn't see any of it but i poked around in there with a screwdriver after studying the manuels some more and managed to shift the hook enough to release it.

now i just need another c clip

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