For the first time I’ve had a problem with the retractable hard top on my 2008 Mk3 Niseko. The car had not been used for a week, but has been stored with the windows down in a dry heated garage. We wanted to take it out for a run today, and while the engine was running and still parked I unlocked the retaining catch and pushed the button to retract the top. It just gave a few feeble beeps and sulked. I closed the windows and tried again, still no joy, but I noticed that the windows did not part-open as the normal first step when retracting the lid.
So we went out anyway. I tried again when we got home after a half hour’s drive, but still no luck.
I assume there is a sensor somewhere which is preventing the PR sequence from commencing.
Does anyone have a suggestion for likely items to check? Will a fault code reader be of use?
I am a competent engineer with half a century of experience working on boring ordinary cars, but relatively new to the delights of the MX5.
The boot’s not open is it?
Spot-on!! I’ve just closed it properly and tried it. Result!
Many thanks, I had forgotten SWMBO had taken something out of it!
Good to know.