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I have been following this forum for a number of months, scince about August, 2005, but just registered recently. I purchased a 2004, used, in July from my dealer. I was actually set to close on a new 2005, silver with black, when my wife saw a black on black on the floor and thought it was nicer looking. I told the salesman that we wanted to switch to the black one and he informed us that it was a 2004 with 6000 miles. We got a good deal so purchased it.

There were some very minor problems, most notably the roof refusing to retract on ocassion, but the dealer took care of any complaints. He then offered me a good deal on trading up to a 2006, so I purchased the 2006 in March. With just over 500 miles on the odometer I began getting a message on the DIC "Service AFS Lamps." I also experienced problems from time to time with the FM reception. On a number of ocassions when I express closed the windows, or after putting up the top, the windows would come right back down by themselves. I just brought in the car today to service these items and have no doubt that they will corrected. The service manager informed me that they had received a bulletin on the FM problem.

What bothers me most, however, is a problem I have with the finish. There are a number of areas where the paint was either over-sprayed or the clear coat was not applied properly. This results in areas that look dull in direct sunlight. When looked at closely it looks as if the paint has metal flake in it in these areas.mmI am concerned that if the problem can not be corrected by, at the worst, removing and reapplying the clear coat, the dealer may suggest repainting. I did not pay for a $78,000 car to have it painted. Has anyone had any similar problems or have any advice? Thanks in advance.

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Paint issue seems like a new problem. Others in the past who had major painting issues were able to get them "fixed". Can't recall the threads, but they are in the past.

The express up and bounce back has happened to me, but I think "resetting" the windows (in the manual) as described for after the battery has been disconnected shoyuld work.

FM reception not a issue for me, but I use XM most of the time.

My 2004 doesn't have AFS lamps, but I have not seen an complaints in the forum on that one. Keep us informed.
 

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3evl said:
... most notably the roof refusing to retract on ocassion,

Ira
I've just begun to experience this myself. It opens, stows in the trunk, but the trunk lid won't close. No problem with it closing when I run the roof back to close it, nor when just operating the trunk normally, only when it has the roof stowed.

Anyone know what to check? Are there sensors to check that might be out of adjustment?

tia

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Having had many tops, soft and hard that store in the trunk, I have always found if one part of the sequence doesn't activate the next sensor, this mechanism can stop at anytime, leaving one embarrassed, especially in the drive-in movies from the years gone by.........see your dealer.
I remember even putting a switch on the dash that would allow me to override any malfunction of my top and at least let me put the top up or down completely. I wish I could remember how I did that in my 63 t-bird forty years ago.
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I've found the rear trunk divider sensor (the divider has two 3/4" dowels that slip into holders to keep it in place) is problematic. The dowels slip out of their keepers, and the sensor thinks the divider isn't in place. This prevents the trunk lid to close. It MAY prevent the roof from moving at all (can't remember). Manually slipping the divider back into place works, but gets old. I simply shorted the two sensor wires together (the sensor is simply a snap switch).
It's located on the left (drivers) side catch.
 
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Harry,
I to have had similar problems, but after the dealer tried to fix it, they ordered me a complete new divider and the sensor dowels latches. I never had any problem with it after that.
I'm sure you know that you voided the safety latches which could come back to haunt you if someone unknowingly puts something into the trunk area. You could really compromise your roof and do more damage than you know.
I only say this because under warranty it is fixable.
Bob
 
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