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Top will not retract


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Sep 22, 2022
Oceanside, Ca
My XLR/V(s)
Black 2004 XLR

I have a 2004 cadilac XLR. When I go to open the top the following happens:
1) Windows go down
2) Trunk opens
3) Deck lid opens (the flap behind the seats)
4) The top try to release from the mechanism above the windshield and does not open
5) I can hear the motor for the top running
6)I realease the buttom to open the top and it states Top Not Secures
7)The top is also not closing all the way there is a small gap

I have disengaged the sensor for the luggage.

Does anyone have an idea of what is causing this and how to fix it?

Thank you!
Sounds like the latch for the front of the roof is not unlatching. See the video series on You Tube by Top Hydraulics if you haven't already.

John B.
Most likely agree the hydraulic line may be damaged goingbto the top center release cylinder .one of the two switches could be bad on the roof center latch. Check the fluid level an if that line is leaking its just a ittle but will show up. Try to manually unlatch the roof when it gets to that point and push it up a little to see if its a weak pump.

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