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Top refuse to open, handbrake switch?


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After my work, nice sunny afternoon, I tought mmm weather to be topless,

but my top refused to open altough windows went down.

I noticed that the handbrake light in the instrument panel was not working anymore, so I'm assuming this is the problem, but how do I have acces to this switch?

Is there a step by step guide?

Or could it be something else?

thx

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After my work, nice sunny afternoon, I tought mmm weather to be topless,

but my top refused to open altough windows went down.

I noticed that the handbrake light in the instrument panel was not working anymore, so I'm assuming this is the problem, but how do I have acces to this switch?

Is there a step by step guide?

Or could it be something else?

thx

It sounds just like the handbrake switch.

Now my 99 did the same thing in January and I did the quickly pull and release the handbrake 12-15 times until the light comes on and it worked. I had to do it for about a week, but ever since then it's worked on the first pull every time. And I probably drop and raise the top twice a day.

I'm guess something might've shifted back into place on mine...

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  • 2 months later...

Same problem a few months ago. I had to dismantle central console: unclip two side panels in front and two in the back. Unclip the gear lever cover. Remove ashtray and unscrew two screws at the bottom. Remove bottom cover at console door and remove three screws. Unclip panel on side of hand brake. Lift the center console and find the switch. A little multiuse spray (WD 40) does wonders....

Hope it helped.

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