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After reading about batteries going flat, I went out to try mine after 5 weeks. It fired right up!
The last time I had it running, I tried the top down and it stayed down (timing fault) I tried many times to get it up :) no luck, and it was to cold to drive the 45 min. to the dealer, so I left it, till it warms up.
Well after it started up tonight and ran for a while, just for giggles I tried the top up, and it worked ????? Nothing has changed but maybe it's a little warmer. Perhaps the hydraulic oil viscosity has an effect on it. Can any one comment on this.
 

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sounds like you need a car charger for the car. you plug it in to a socket in your garage and use it like you would use a car phone charger, just plug it into the lighter socket. I had battery problems on my porsche and got a charger from porsche for $130 but i am sure other brand companies would sell for much cheaper. This way you dont have to keep the car sitting in the garage and wait till the battery starts dying out on you. But i may be wrong, maybe this problem is not common on all SSRs.
 

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Thanks Daij … but the battery is not the problem, it’s fine. The top up / down is hydraulic, and I was asking if anyone has noticed a difference in its operation. Due to the winter ambient temperature dropping, which would change the viscosity of the oil. Maybe cause the "timing fault"
 

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Hi Rebel had the same problem .Mine sits in the garage all winter ,gets cold in western ny. Dealer said it was just that ,hydraulic fluid had to warm up some.
 

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That's what I hoped was happening. Can't show off till warmer weather.
 

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Dealer said battery was just plain dead, and only two weeks of sitting. I told him they needed to make a point of telling people they have to start them more often...he said there was a battery turn off switch on the left side. I asked about the computer needing to be rest then all the time, and he said after running it for 10 minutes it would reset itself. So, maybe they knew this was a problem but just don't say anything to new owners. Wierd...we'll get more info when we pick the SSR up this weekend and take it home again.
 

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I live in KY, and picked up my SSR last week. When the outdoor air temp was 35 or so, I had trouble with the convertible roof operation timing out. (Sorry, I just had to show it off to all of my friends the first day!) To date, it has worked fine whenever the air temp is over 40. I have no garage (just a carport) so air temp = SSR temp for me.

Anyone have info on how much the battery is drained by roof operation? I have tried to only operate roof when vehicle is running, but wondered if it takes "X" minutes of running to recharge battery back up after roof is activated?
 

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Follow up flat battery

Page 5-36 owners manual (03) VEHICLE STORAGE :"If you are not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery. " ..... Some one said there was a battery disconnect swich under the hood, any one find it yet?
 

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Battery disconnect

I don't think there is actually a switch. There's a red box on the passenger side under the hook for a jumper connection if you have to jump the battery to start the SSR. You have to manually disconnect the battery cable. I THINK.
 

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randynbarb said:
Dealer said battery was just plain dead, and only two weeks of sitting. I told him they needed to make a point of telling people they have to start them more often...he said there was a battery turn off switch on the left side. I asked about the computer needing to be rest then all the time, and he said after running it for 10 minutes it would reset itself. So, maybe they knew this was a problem but just don't say anything to new owners. Wierd...we'll get more info when we pick the SSR up this weekend and take it home again.
Drag that dealer out to your SSR and let him find the switch. I agree with lloger I don't think I have read anything about a switch either. Maybe one of our GM buddies can help us here. Freezer? Marc?
 
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