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The hardtop on my SC430 is stuck down, 2004, I haven't tried

Customer Question

The hardtop on my SC430 is stuck down
JA: What year is your S430?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried much, just made sure everything was normal. The light just stays red and it won't do anything
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The one on the top of the switch
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: that's about it, it initially came up just a tiny bit the stopped
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The problem could be mechanical, hydraulic or electrical. The module may be disabling the top due to seeing an incorrect input from a microswitch due to a switch or wiring issue. The problem may be mechanical damage and the top is physically unable to move, it could be low on fluid due to a leak, or the pump motor itself may have failed.

Do you hear any noise while the button is pressed to raise the top?

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