Volvo C70 Convertible top

  • 1970 VOLVO C70

Electrical problem
Volvo C70 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 56,000 miles

When I lower the top, it goes down great but the final portion doesn't close, it remains straight up and like it is in a locked state of mind. So I decide to close the convertible top and now it will get about 4 inches from the latch position and stops there. Will not engage in the lock position. My question, is there a fuse for that part of the convertible top to itself? OR, what is causing this?

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 AT 4:47 PM

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You have no model year on here? So I am going to assume this is the soft top convertible. You could have an issue with the harness chaffing. Check the routing of the wiring harness at the fold line in the centre of the right-hand side of the roof. Note! The wiring harness should not lie against the soft top arch or the joint system.

If the wiring harness is damaged and there are no major damages to the wiring harness, make sure that the wiring harness is taut at the folding line.

Then check that the wiring harness does not lie against the arch or the joint system when the soft top is fully closed.

If there is visible damage to any of the copper leads, do not repair the leads right where the damage lies. Splice a 15 - 20 cm piece of lead to the wiring harness so that the joint sleeves used for the repair do not end up right in the folding line of the soft top. Detach the connection from the battery's negative terminal.

Open the velcro fasteners and pull the wiring harness forward so that you are able to work.

Remove the insulation tape approx. 10 cm on both sides of the protective sheath. Cut off the damaged lead approx. 8cm on both sides of the damage.

Insert a new lead through the protective sheath and cut to a suitable length. Splice the lead together using two joint sleeves.

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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 10:16 PM

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