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Hey there, thanks for the question.
Generally when the top needs "help" to open or close its simply just the elastic straps that need replaced. Over time they stretch and the top will not complete the final part of the open or close process on it's own.
Here's another issue we commonly see aside form the straps.
Will check the link. But the light isn't going off even after you help it. Top takes probably twenty seconds before it even tries to move. When it does it whines for a while before it starts to move at all and then you have to pull up on the tonneau and then pull the back up to get it to move at all and still have to help it through the entire range of motion. You can't get to light to go off either up or down.
Well ideally you want to look at the elastic straps and the other TSB i sent for top alignment issues.
If these check out and the top still ATTEMPTS to open and close then it's almost ALWAYS the 5th bow motor assembly which is over $500 for the part. This is NOT a hydraulic system its an electric motor and top mechanism and the factory copper brushes are prone to causing the motor failures.
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