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CLT73C

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I think my switch for my top might have failed. It is very loose feeling when trying to toggle and top will not go up or down. I have also heard these newer switches are crap. The one in there now was replaced about a year ago and it was the second new switch we tried as the first was no good. It was replaced by the shop while they were doing a lot of other work.

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How do I replace the switch myself? How does it come out and how do install the new one?
What is the best replacement?
 

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Use a special tool or a small screwdriver to spin the retaining nut off. It’s on the front of the switch just inside the black lever. You will probably need to get a hand on the back of the switch to hold it stable. It’s a PIA! Then a 2 wire plug near your emergency brake, and a single power wire, black with yellow dots…the rusty washer fits the switch to the dash curve.
 

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what is the easiest way to get back behind the switch? Can you reach it from under or do I have to remove stuff? If so, what all needs to be removed?
 

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I don’t think there’s anything that can be removed, it’s all metal….you just have to have a few fingers on it to keep it from spinning while you take the nut off the front…
 
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