Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

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Power Convertible Top



Convertible Top Motor
Removal & Installation


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Fig. Convertible top motor (topstack drive motor) location and mounting-1999 Eclipse

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the lower quarter trim panel.
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  5. Remove the rear speaker brackets.
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  7. Remove the spacers.
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  9. Unfasten the retaining bolts, removing the lower bolts with the spacers first, then remove the upper bolts.
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  11. Detach the motor electrical connector, then remove the topstack drive motor.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower quarter trim molding and trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear speaker and speaker bracket.
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  7. Disconnect the motor electrical connector.
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  9. Remove the main pivot base assembly mounting bolt and nut.
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  11. Remove the topstack drive motor assembly.
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  13. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Convertible top motor (topstack drive motor) location and mounting-2000-05 Eclipse

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Convertible Top Switch
Removal & Installation
  1. Pry the switch from the center console.
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  3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
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  5. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Check that the topstack drive motor assembly runs smoothly when the battery is connected directly to the motor terminals.
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  3. Check that the topstack drive motor assembly operates in reverse when the terminal connections are switched.

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    Fig. Connect the terminals of the convertible top motor to the battery to test operation-Eclipse

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