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    power top not working

    My power top doesn't seem to work anymore. Does anyone have a DIY guide on troubleshooting it?

    I checked fuse 1 and it looks fine. I don't even hear it attempting to bring it down. I've read about bad wiring and some switch...which is it more likely to be?

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    could it be?

    i found a disconnected brown wire around the area of the power top pump.
    Does anyone know what this is and where it goes? Where do I begin to troubleshoot my problem?
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    Re: could it be?

    If it is the micro switch it is easy to diagnose. All my guy did was use a razor blade to score the two wires in the micro switch in the top by the driver's left ear and while holding that in place across the wires, push the button and the brake. He scored it in a spot that would not be mobile so as not to cause future trouble. If the top starts working, then you need a new micro switch as the connection he made simulates the switch in a closed position.

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    so he just cut the two wires leading to the micro switch and connected them together. Then tried to operate the top.

    Before I go this far, were you at least hearing the motor attempt to put down the top when pushing the button?

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    Re: could it be?

    off and on... intermittantly

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    I don't hear anything at all

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    error light?

    would there not be some error light indicating a brake light fault?

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