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2001 Volvo C70 Question: convertible top stuck partially open

 

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jbaker, Panorama City, CA, August 15, 2010, 15:59
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I was trying to lower the convertible top when it stuck 1/2 way down. It will not move either up or down. I'm thinking a blown fuse. The owners manual covers fuse slots 1-36. Convertible slots are 41 and 42. could it be the fuses and it so, where are thesefuse slots located?

Thanks so much for your help.

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    dandd August 15, 2010, 16:10
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    I used to be the 'Convertible top guy' at a very large Volvo Dealership, and the tops would quit a lot, when they were operated with the engine off. What happens is that the Convertible top control unit, see low battery voltage and it just stops so the top does not 'get out of time' with it self and bend all the mechanisms. So, be SURE that your Battery is in REALLY good shape, I mean like new, and ALWAYS have the engine running when you operate the top. I used to have to run to the show to the showroom floor every other day to rescue a sales person, who was trying sell a C-70 Convertible. Be sure and check these basic issues first and foremost.

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    jbaker, August 15, 2010, 16:51
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    The car was running, the emergency break was on, the gear shift was in Park. The top started to go down but only got about 1/2 way. Now it won't move at all. My gut tells me it is a fuse but I cannot locate the fuse slots for the top.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, August 17, 2010, 13:53
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    Hey, I was the convertible top person at the dealer I worked at too! My gut feeling without seeing the vehicle is that you have an issue with a micro-switch or one of the other sensors (potentiometers). It's definitely not a fuse.
    I suggest you find a Volvo shop with the equipment (scan tool) needed to communicate with the convertible top control module so they can diagnose this. After repairing they will need to calibrate the top, and this requires the special scanner as well.

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    Visitor, May 24, 2011, 19:28

    PLEASE, GIVE ME ASHOP THAT CALIBRAE. THANKS

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