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Old 04-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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How can I know if top relay switch is bad?

Hey guys,

Today my top wouldn't go up when I got in the car. Any way to test my relay switch to see if it's gone bad or not? I don't want to just go buy a new one without knowing. I swapped out all related fuses and it seems like if it was the motor I might hear it trying to turn. Dammit. I gotta go to work and it's raining.

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Old 04-27-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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Mine just rattled loose once after an AX day. I unplugged the relay, reinserted and was back in business. Worth a try.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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Of course you pulled the Red Clip - you'd be surprised how easy it is to forget.

Assuming you have pulled it, my money's on the latch/header microswitch. These easily stick, while the top relays rarely give out.

Take a pencil, chopstick, even a screwdriver (though I prefer a non-conductor) and work it in the hole to make sure the switch is operating properly.


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