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Damage to the top material could result if the latch
handles are not completely closed when the top is
lowered. The convertible top cover cannot be in-
stalled while the latch handles are open.
To Raise The Top:
To avoid damage to the sunvisors, rotate the driver’s
and passenger’s sunvisor to the forward (against
glass) position before raising or lowering the con-
To avoid damage to the convertible top or its
components, your vehicle is equipped with a feature that
prevents convertible top operation at speeds over 10 mph
If the power convertible top system fails, raise
the top by manually pulling the top until it meets the
windshield and open both front latch handles. Pull the
top until the two pins are seated in the windshield
header. Using the center pull cup, pull down and hook
each latch hook to its striker. Latch both sides. This may
require a considerable amount of physical effort.
To fully insure that no damage occurs, be sure that
the vehicle is at a complete stop with the gear
selector in the Park position before lowering or
raising the top.
1. Remove the top cover and store it in the trunk.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position.
3. Press the Power Top Switch to raise the top. Before the
top reaches the windshield, open both front latch
handles. Press the switch again to continue raising the
top until the two pins seat themselves in the windshield
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