Avenger 2008

Convertible Top

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Power Convertible Top



Diagnosis & Testing

Any diagnosis of the power top system should begin with the use of a scan tool and the proper Diagnostic Procedures Information. The scan tool can provide confirmation that the Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus is functional, that all of the electronic modules are sending and receiving the proper messages on the CAN data bus, and that the power top motor is being sent the proper hard wired output by the Power Top Control Module (PTCM). Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information and address any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) stored in the PTCM.

Removal & Installation
Motor

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009


NOTE
The hydraulic system uses ARAL VITAMOL ZH-M fluid. When replacing components or topping off system due to leak, make sure to use only approved fluid.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative remote cable.
  2.  
  3. Open decklid.
  4.  
  5. Remove the spare tire cover/floor panel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear trunk trim.
  8.  
  9. Remove the spare tire and jack.
  10.  
  11. Remove the two bolts (2) from the pump assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the two bolts (2) from the pump assembly

  12.  
  13. Separate the pump from the bracket.
    1. Unwrap the insulation.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the electrical connector and un-clip the push pin.
    4.  

  14.  
  15. Release the pump pressure valve by turning it counter clockwise (1) two rotations.

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    Fig. Release the pump pressure valve by turning it counter clockwise (1) two rotations

  16.  
  17. Remove the bolts to the line retaining plate.
  18.  
  19. Move the lines and retaining plate out of the way.
  20.  
  21. Remove pump assembly from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the pump assembly into trunk.
  2.  
  3. Position the lines and retaining plate on the pump assembly and install the retaining plate bolts. Match the numbers on the hydraulic lines to the mounting plate.
  4.  
  5. Install the pump onto the bracket:
    1. Connect the electrical connector and clip the push pin onto the bracket.
    2.  
    3. Wrap the insulation.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Install the two bolts (2) and one nut to the pump assembly.
    NOTE
    The hydraulic system uses ARAL VITAMOL ZH-M fluid. When replacing components or topping off system due to leak, make sure to use only approved fluid.

  8.  
  9. Install the spare tire and jack.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear trunk trim.
  12.  
  13. Install the spare tire cover/floor panel.
  14.  
  15. Close decklid.
  16.  
  17. Connect the battery negative remote cable.
  18.  

Switch

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable flat bladed tool, pry up on the bottom side of the switch bezel (3).

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    Fig. Pry up on the bottom side of the switch bezel (3)

  4.  
  5. Disconnect the power top switch electrical connector (1).

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    Fig. Disconnect the power top switch electrical connector (1)

  6.  
  7. Disconnect the decklid release electrical connector (2), if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Using a suitable flat bladed tool, release the power top switch retaining tabs (4) and separate the switch from the switch bezel (3).
  10.  

To install:

  1. From the rear of the switch bezel, gently push the power top switch in until it is secured by the two retaining tabs.
  2.  
  3. Connect the power top switch electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Connect the decklid release switch electrical connector, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Gently press the switch bezel into the instrument panel until it is secured by the retaining tabs.
  8.  
  9. Connect the battery negative cable.
  10.  
  11. Verify power top system operation.
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