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Hello everyone,
I am the happy owner of a '02 Spyder CC.

Today it happened that the top got stuck half way open...
Can anyone illustrate the manual procedure to close the top?

I have checked the tools that are with the car and it seems like I have everything needed, only thing that's missing is the manual telling me how to use them :)

Thanks for any help you might be able to give.

BTW, I have the convertible top light on in the dash... could that mean bad news for the control unit??
 

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It's worth trying disconnecting the battery for a couple minutes first, then re-connecting and see if the top will work.

You will need your radio code when you turn the battery back on. Also, the top may fall when you cut off the battery.
 

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Hello DeaneG,
I tried the battery trick. turned off the main switch for >5min... then turned it back on and started the car, left it running for >10min before touching anything electrical...

but no luck.

Top still locked in exact same position as before.
No sign of activity from the convertible top switch on the tunnel, except that when pressed the convertible top light on the dash starts blinking instead of being just on.

If anyone we the manual could describe how to manually close the roof it would be appreciated at least I would be able to drive off to the garage. :(
 

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I think there was a post a while back... Something about two buttons (or something) in the rear glovebox or something that you just press together a few times?
 

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Yes, I have spotted the two buttons in the compartment between the two seats, but honestly before starting to fiddle with them I rather have a sequence to follow... ;)
 

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The procedure in the manual is just for closing the top.

A) Turn key to OFF for several seconds to bleed off hyd pressure.
B) Turn key to MAR (full electrical, but before start)
C) Remove cap on bulkhead behind the right-hand seat and use flat head screw driver to unfasten the hyd unit valve in order to relieve the oil pressure in the circuit.
D) Remove the cap on the bulkhead behind the left-hand seat and using screwdriver or allen wrench press until the top covering (panel behind roll bars that covers the convertible top well) until the panel's locks are released - you may have to tap the wrench to release the locks.
E) Lift the top covering manually and keep it open while extracting the top from its well.
F) Remove top from well until the front part is near the windshield frame.
G) Lift the rear part of top (rear window) upwards and lower the top covering until the hooks are resting on their respective locks.
H) While still keeping rear part of convertible top lifted upward press Button 1 to attach the top covering locks.

Button 1 is the forward one
Button 2 is the rear one.

I) Make sure locks are fastened. if not - try pushbutton 1 again. If necessary repeat D and H
J) Rest rear part of convertible top on top of covering.
K) At front of convertible top, open (deploy) the top's hooks by using allen wrench to turn the pin mechanism. (located in center of front headliner)
L) Press top unto windshield frame and use wrench to lock the hooks.
M) Press the rear of convertible top, so hooks on rear top insert into respective slots and press Button 2 to secure.
N) Keep Button 2 pressed until hooks properly fasten.
 

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Ok this sounds complicated :)
I'll try to locate all these items on the car first and if I'm missing anything I'll ask more specific question. Depressurising the system seems like the hardest part... we'll see.
thanks
 

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If the top is still tightly latched at the front, you can just start at step "G":

While holding the back of the top in the air, and the "top cover" resting down on its "hooks", press button 1 until it seats well.

Then lower the back of the top down to mate its "hooks" and press it down while holding button 2 until the top seats well.
 

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Top successfully closed. :)
Still I havent tried to operate it electronically and see if anything is wrong with the system

Thanks to all for he help.
 
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