1964 convertible deck lid won't go down

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Deck lid will go down when top is down. Deck lid will not go down when top is up even though flap is in proper closed position.
Would it be deck flap limit switch, how do I adjust that? Would it be relay? Thanks
 

biddle

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Have you thought about upgrading your components to make them more modern?

How does that help with limit switches? (Genuine question, not trying to be a smart arse)
 
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Thunderbird Year
1964
Deck lid will go down when top is down. Deck lid will not go down when top is up even though flap is in proper closed position.
Would it be deck flap limit switch, how do I adjust that? Would it be relay? Thanks
Rotter
I just got my roof working using the shop manual. As mentioned, I had replaced all the relay plugs - not an easy job. In any case, after the repair, the flap would go up then nothing…. It took me about an hour of troubleshooting when I discovered I had switched two plugs between two relays.
The manual has very good schematics, diagrams and troubleshooting chart.
Shoot me a PM and I’ll provide you with the pages needed if you don’t have the Shop manual.
FYI, the limit switches for the flap are on a puck just above the flap motor. I would recommend going through the troubleshooting chart though.
 
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1966
You need to update your top control relays with new modern relay panel. Gets rid of all the rotten plugs, relays and grounds. Even trouble shoots for you. Look on Ebay

I have a complete new relay kit for your 1964 convertible.

Edit do not post personal information on the public forums.
 
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