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Is There A Way For One Person To Manually Raise and Lower The Top?

If the top isn't going to be working without a massive refit and isn't dropped more then a couple of times a year, is there a simple way for one person to raise and lower the top assuming the system is empty of fluid? I realize the manual shows a two person method to raise the top, nothing about lowering it. Ever done it . . .
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It is possible but you run the risk of twisting the top mechanism. You will have to release the hydraulic pressure at the pump and manually disengage the locking mechanism with a 5mm wrench.


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I used to do it all the time while I was working on the top of my 1998. You just have to be careful, it's a heavy top, and there are a couple of places where you can get your fingers crushed if you're not paying attention. But if you are paying attention, it's not a big deal, and it's not hard to follow the instructions.
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Rotor cuff syndrome is a bear, 6 months recovery...
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P.S, soon as the cylinder pump comes in , I'll do it again.......
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I can attest to the 6 month Rotatorcuff recovery comment.
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Yippee the pump has arrived. Or should I say OW
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