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Old 08-10-14, 07:07 PM   #1
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Hello! I am new to the forum, I bought a 2004 SC 430, Black Onyx, Saddle interior. I have been looking at it for years and I found it at a reasonable price. It has been working like a charm until recently, the convertible top works fine every now and then...the main problem is the cover behind the back seat, it lifts whenever, sometimes it works and sometimes it does not...it is becoming frustrating.

Some days the top goes up and down without an issue, other days the top goes up but the cover does not....sometimes the top goes up fine and when is time to close the trunk opens but the cover does not want to lift so the top does not comes up!!!!!

Any suggestions? I read many,many reviews before I decided to buy the car and now that I am driving the car that I wanted for so long I ended up with one that has a malfunction...
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Old 08-11-14, 01:23 AM   #2
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I learned on forum: sensors control many items and must be clean of all leaves, grass, dirt etc... threads state there are sensors for moving top up and down \.. key word is clean.. read forum..have read threads that apply ..cant remember their names.. learned to start with easiest ...you will get help ... no i dont know what else to tell u ... be Mr. Clean .. good luck...
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Old 08-11-14, 09:40 AM   #3
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That's a good start...That would be an easy task to get them clean, I just need to know the location, Can someone please tell me the location of the sensors?
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That's a good start...That would be an easy task to get them clean, I just need to know the location, Can someone please tell me the location of the sensors?
In your trunk.........where the cargo shade gets held in place. There are sensors to make sure the shade is indeed in place. Try cleaning them and making sure you have good contact with your shade. Report back.
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I will definitely do that and post back the results, Thanks!!!!
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Old 08-22-14, 07:59 PM   #6
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Help us help you!

What does "cover behind the back seat" mean?

What is the red light on the button doing when it is not working -- on solid, not on at all, blinking?
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