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Spontaneous Erection - of the top!!!!!

1542 Views 12 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  ricardo
Now that I have your attention, I need help!!!!

Had the top down, entering a shopping center parking lot for a show and shine. Shifted the automatic transmission into first gear, and at the exact time I shifted into first, with the truck moving slowly, in gear, no foot on the brake, no finger on the button, the top went into a complete up cycle, locked into place, and raised the windows.

It's now locked into top up mode - can't lower the top - absolutely no response. I'm actually happy it wasn't the reverse procedure - drove 800 miles through rain to get back home.

The truck is now into the dealership, and they will go through the motions of checking it out - unfortunately, I had to describe how the top works, because the tech had never worked on an SSR before.

I'm hoping it's just the switch - possibly the sliding plastic shifter plate pushed against the wiring when shifting to first, and dislodged a wire that then shorted out??? - My foot may have been on the brake at that moment, allowing the process to occur, but I have never been able get the top down while moving before - it was all a bit like the truck was possessed by evil spirits.

It was embarrassing to be at a show and shine, and have to explain the top had just quit working. Hopefully someone has had this happen, and has a solution - major car show coming up in two weeks, and the new wheels are due in today.

Checked the archives, but couldn't come up with a similar situation.

Any takers????

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Might have you dealer check with a Cadillac dealer - the tops are very similar. I've hac good success with my dealer on the top because his "top" mechanic used to work at a caddy dealer. BTW - since it was a spontaneous erection - have them check the hydraulic viagra pump. (It's right behind the Levitra valve).
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