Mustang Cobra Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Southeastern PA
Re: Convertible Top problems
According to the wiring diagram for my 1997 convertible, there are two fuses.
The first, under the instrument panel, protects the control power circuits. Those are the ones connected to the switch and that make the relays 'click'.
The second one is in the engine compartment, adjacent to the battery. It's like a physically larger than usual fuse. It protects the power circuits that power the top's motors after the relays go 'click'.
Find that fuse. It's connections are probably corroded from the engine compartment environment and age. Unplug it and, if it's not visibly blown, stick it back in and give it a try.
Other than that, you now drive a coupe!
My top will be down in about 15 minutes for the first time this year. Temps hit 70+ today. It's the first day out of Winter mothballs, and I'm ready: top down, tunes on the Mach 460, and a Dominican cigar for the ride home from work. Gotta love it!