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Hi, my car's top will not secure. It started happening when we replaced the trunk struts, I tried switching them back to the original. Our trunk is "lopsided" currently being more upon the passenger. The top will not secure however it is definitely a problem with the trunk locking because it will finish putting the top up and put the trunk down and start humming for 5 seconds then the radio will say "Top not secure" I've checked the fuses. The trunk button will not work so if we need in the trunk we have to use a bar to pull the emergency release in the trunk.
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First, the trunk support struts have no impact on the roof action, so I'd leave the new ones in. Check the wiring running up the top linkages for evidence of damage that might have happened when installing the struts. There are sensors and switches that have sensitive wiring in vulnerable positions and it sometimes happens. This is a classic example of a problem that a compatible scanner would help diagnose. The Folding Top Controller tests the state of the switches and sensors each time the roof is activated before allowing it to move or complete a cycle. A scanner would lead you toward a problem by displaying any codes set by the controller. (A dealer would have a Tech II or there are compatible scanners quite reasonably available from eBay vendors.) I've attached a document that might help by giving an overview of what the roof system is looking for in operation, but of course it's written at the technician level and assumes you have the tools (scanner) necessary. Take a look and see what you think. Good luck. - Mark
 

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Hello Mark,
what a picture wouldn’t do for us here! I will step out onto the plank and respectfully disagree about the trunk struts and their impact on the operation of the roof. G6convertguy says that the trunk is “lopsided”. How did the trunk become lopsided ? Perhaps the struts are different in strength, or the dimensional specs are not within tolerences of the manufacturer specs. maybe something is bent or gets bent during removal or installation. [note that bent parts are not normal].
So to say the trunk struts have “no“ impact seems premature to me. Hopefully we can convince G6 guy to post a picture or three.
 

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Hello Mark,
what a picture wouldn’t do for us here! I will step out onto the plank and respectfully disagree about the trunk struts and their impact on the operation of the roof. G6convertguy says that the trunk is “lopsided”. How did the trunk become lopsided ? Perhaps the struts are different in strength, or the dimensional specs are not within tolerences of the manufacturer specs. maybe something is bent or gets bent during removal or installation. [note that bent parts are not normal].
So to say the trunk struts have “no“ impact seems premature to me. Hopefully we can convince G6 guy to post a picture or three.
Tomorrow I’ll take a couple pics.
 

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Can you also please explain what you mean by lopsided?
On the passenger side the trunk is above the tail light, enough for index finger to fit, meanwhile driver side is under the light. That’s the best I could describe it.
 
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