Lowering the top half-way to condition weatherstrip
I'm not certain if this has been covered or not (my time to research it has been limited), but I recently purchased the GM weather-strip conditioner (OUCH on the price for such a small bottle).
I can only assume that this stuff works best if both sides of the weather-striping are conditioned. Of course the only way that I can think of that will allow me to do that is if I open the top about half way (by releasing the button in mid cycle) so the inside of the weather-stripping is exposed. My concern however is whether or not that will cause any issues such as confuse the computer or damage the pump.
I have read that the engine should be running when the top is used to avoid depleting the battery (that's a no brainer), but again, I am concerned about causing problems if I open the top half way, shut the engine down, condition the weather-stripping, start the car again and press the button so the top can complete the cycle. I'm not sure if that is a bad move or not...
Any advice or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.