Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 22:05:57 -0700
From: lee <>
Subject: Re: 1995 900se 'Check Soft Top'

On 8/4/04 1:49 PM, in article, "chris" <> wrote: > lee <> wrote in message > news:<>... >> On 8/3/04 6:18 AM, in article, >> "chris" <> wrote: >> >>> lee <> wrote in message >>> news:<>... >>>> On 8/2/04 10:09 AM, in article >>>>, "chris" >>>> <> wrote: >>>> >>>>> I've been having a problem with my convertible top operation. When >>>>> trying to lower it, the toneau cover releases the back (5th bow?) and >>>>> the back starts to raise. Then something strange happens, when it's >>>>> about halfway up the SID 'dings' and reads 'Check Soft Top'. The only >>>>> thing to do at this point is disengage the hydraulics and manually >>>>> lower the cover back in place. Once done, I can successfully reengage >>>>> the system, lock the top back down and start the process over again, >>>>> but I get the same results with out fail. I'd like to avoid >>>>> dealership costs, but don't even know where to begin. Is there a >>>>> microswitch broken? Could this be caused by a hydraulics leak? Help >>>>> would be appreciated and a reference to some repair guide (i.e., >>>>> Chilton's) would be GREAT. >>>> >>>> >>>> The sensor may be shot. In my '07, the "check soft top" message comes on >>>> whenever I put the windows down. >>> >>> Thanks Lee. Any ideas where I can get a new sensor or where I can >>> find a repair guide? I just hate getting gouged by the dealer all the >>> time, but everything needs a TECH II on this darned car. >> >> >> Do you have an indie repair shop? Check out for recs. > > I have an indie shop, but they're not much less than the dealer. > $85/hr + same parts cost as dealer. Only reason I chose them is the > better service. I found the mechanics link, but where are the > recommendations?

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