The micro switch that you bypassed...
detects the position of the top. Did you disconnect the 2 wires and try raising it?
Re: The micro switch that you bypassed...
Yes, I tried that and the top still doesn't go up.
Several times, to get the top up, I've gotten behind the car and brute-forced it to the closed position. I wonder if that did some damage to the power mechanism...
Something commonly ignored
There is a switch that is attached to the brake pedal. Should this switch malfunction, your hood will not go down and your cruise control will not turn on. It doesn't have to fail completely, but even intermittent failure will cause this.
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