62 thunderbird m code convertible top help needed

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rgebbie
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62 thunderbird m code convertible top help needed

Post by rgebbie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:27 pm

just replaced my pump and motor for the convertible top and replaced hoses and deck lid pistons. bled system and top worked fine, installed deck lid pistons and re-bled system, now the read deck works perfect, but the top won't retract. in fact when the deck lid and flipper lid finish, nothing happens. checked the breakers and flip lid limit switch not sure what to do. i have the manuals, it says to check the top retract limit switch, but i can't locate it, and they said to bypass the top retract relay, but i don't know how to do that.

any suggestions would help

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Re: 62 thunderbird m code convertible top help needed

Post by rgebbie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:58 pm

i fixed it!

thank you.

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Re: 62 thunderbird m code convertible top help needed

Post by Alan H. Tast » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Care to tell us how?
Alan H. Tast, AIA
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Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.
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1963 Hardtop & 1963 Sports Roadster

rgebbie
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Re: 62 thunderbird m code convertible top help needed

Post by rgebbie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:27 pm

the flipper top limit switch lever was bent away from the switch to far and it looked right, but i bent it a little bit away from the switch and it then allowed the convertible top to retract. the switch wasn't closed properly.

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