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Hey there. I asked for help a few posts down and you were exactly right. I cleaned the micro switches in the top bar and all was working well again for awhile. However now I have a new problem: when I go to lower my fully automatic top from the completely closed position the motor for the tonneau cover tries to operate first instead of the top header. The gears of course immediately stripped in that assembly. I ordered a new one and I will do the re-sync procedure when I go to install it. My question is could this also be micro switch related and if so which ones? Any other ideas of what I should inspect before I put this expensive new tonneau motor assembly in? My fear is that when I go to lower the top again the same thing will happen and I will strip the assembly again, so Im just trying to cover my bases and ensure that wont happen, any suggestions would be helpful. And again thanks for your advice last time, the pelican staff is awesome!

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Old 09-07-2017, 08:15 AM
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I would think it is the switch for the cover, if in the wrong state, it will attempt to draw it in too soon. I would have the switch operation checked by a pro using a scan tool, to avoid damage of new parts.

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