63 Convertible Deck Lid won't open

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63 Convertible Deck Lid won't open

Postby pomchi » Sun May 17, 2020 2:26 pm

Fellow Lincoln'ers - I am having problems with operating the top on my 63 convertible. The top control switch unlocks the deck lid but after that, I only hear clicking/grinding sound and the deck lid does not open. The same thing happens if I try to open the deck lid by jumping the deck open relay (behind the back seat). I don't have a good understanding of electrical operations but it seems there is no current in the deck open relay because unlike the deck unlock relay; I don't notice any "sparks" when connecting the terminals with a knife.

I will appreciate if you can provide any guidance

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Re: 63 Convertible Deck Lid won't open

Postby pomchi » Sun May 17, 2020 2:34 pm

Here is a video of me trying to jump the Deck Open Relay
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Re: 63 Convertible Deck Lid won't open

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sun May 24, 2020 9:56 am

You have to unlock the deck FIRST, then you can open the deck.

You have to jumper to two sets of contacts for the deck. One activates the pump, the other activates the proper solenoid to open the deck.

Are you following the manual?
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