Convertible top malfunction
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    On a 2012 Limited convertible, top stuck between up and down. Error message says "convertible top not secured". Switch is dead any suggestions. Cargo shield is up and locked.

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    Check your manual and see how you can manually move it. I'm not sure if you'll be able to lock into place?

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    You might want to try the Sebring/200 convertible forum.

    http://www.sebringclub.net

    I have a 2012 200 convertible but I don't have an answer for your question. There are ways for service techs to manually lower a stuck top. I found the following in the owner's manual regarding emergency operation of the top....

    Emergency Bypass Mode (To Raise The Top Only)
    • This procedure is only to be used to raise the top when the top cannot be returned to the
    UP (raised) position by pressing the POWER TOP switch or is in a position in which the
    vehicle cannot be driven. Please follow these emergency bypass instructions to return the
    top to the UP (raised) position.
    • Press the POWER TOP switch in the Top Up direction five times within two seconds and
    hold the switch in the Top Up position for a minimum of two minutes.
    • If damage starts to occur while in the Emergency Bypass Mode, immediately release the
    POWER TOP switch and see your authorized dealer.
    NOTE: This procedure may take more time to fully raise and close the power top. It is not
    uncommon to see delays of up to 30 seconds before operation begins.

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    I am having an issue with my 2011 convertible. My top will go up/down but it wont finish its cycle. The windows wont close all the way, trunk wont open, rear defrost doesn't work, and so on. Top is fully secured in the up and down position and I have no error on the dash. However I do get a "ding" from the dash but again no error to be found. Been very frustrated by this can anyone help??? Not finding too much on the net and I really don't want to take it to a dealer.

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    Great idea. It worked for me. On & off 5 times. Then hold in UP position for 2 or more minutes. I did it for 4 minutes & it worked fine. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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    I have a 2012 Chrysler 200 Touring model...a beautiful machine, until the limit switch went on convertible top. Within inch of closing and message "top not secured" displayed on dash....trunk hatch button inoperable and windows won't totally close. A Chrysler dealership is now working on it but I need a new limit switch and Chrysler doesn't manufacture the switches any longer...and none to be found in Canada or USA. I am very disappointed that Chrysler cannot support their product. And our only solution is to try to get a used one. Unbelievable there is no contingent plan for the raising & lowering of a convertible top and they stop making switch that obviously may be in greater need later than sooner in this vehicle's lifetime. Idea: if parts are on the "endangered" list, please let people know...Had I known, I would've purchased one on spec, just in case. There would always be a market for it.
    Does anyone have any info or ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d200 View Post
    I have a 2012 Chrysler 200 Touring model...a beautiful machine, until the limit switch went on convertible top. Within inch of closing and message "top not secured" displayed on dash....trunk hatch button inoperable and windows won't totally close. A Chrysler dealership is now working on it but I need a new limit switch and Chrysler doesn't manufacture the switches any longer...and none to be found in Canada or USA. I am very disappointed that Chrysler cannot support their product. And our only solution is to try to get a used one. Unbelievable there is no contingent plan for the raising & lowering of a convertible top and they stop making switch that obviously may be in greater need later than sooner in this vehicle's lifetime. Idea: if parts are on the "endangered" list, please let people know...Had I known, I would've purchased one on spec, just in case. There would always be a market for it.
    Does anyone have any info or ideas?
    Hi i just recently bought a Chrysler 200 convertible and my top is doing the exact same thing yours is. Did you ever find out anything else on why this was happening or where to get a limit switch?

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    Hi,
    I just recently bought a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible and my top is doing the exact same thing yours was and having all the same other issues with the rear defrost not working and the trunk not opening without a key, except I got an error message saying "convertible top not secured." Did you ever find out anything else on why this was happening or how to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrohlfing View Post
    Hi,
    I just recently bought a 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible and my top is doing the exact same thing yours was and having all the same other issues with the rear defrost not working and the trunk not opening without a key, except I got an error message saying "convertible top not secured." Did you ever find out anything else on why this was happening or how to fix it?

    Hello mrohlfing,
    We regret to hear you are experiencing these concerns. We understand that you are just reaching out to other forum members for advice at this time. However, if you do choose to visit your dealer regarding this, we would be more than happy to offer our support. Please feel free to send us a private message.
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    Hello mrohlfing, did you get this solved. I also have a similar problem. The top won't work, I get the error message"...not secured". The trunk won't open without a key...unless the windows get stuck halfway up. Then the trunk works with a key, but then the windows don't.

    I had a wire harness fixed under warranty in the trunk the last time this happened, but this time the harness looks OK.

    If you managed to get this fixed I would be love to know how?

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