Ford Mustang Owners Manual: Closing the convertible top

Note

: The convertible top will not operate unless the vehicle is stationary or traveling under 3 mph (5 kmh).

Note

: Make sure that the latch handles are pulled down and in the fully opened position before the top makes contact with the windshield header. This allows for hand clearance and proper closure of the top.

To close the convertible top:

1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop. The ignition must be on. It is recommended that the engine is running when opening the top to prevent draining the battery.

2. Press and hold the convertible top switch until the windows lower completely


2. Press and hold the convertible top switch until the windows lower completely and the top unfolds and moves forward toward the windshield header.

Make sure the latch handles are pulled down and in the fully opened position before the top and the windshield header make contact.

3. Continue pressing the convertible top switch to cl

4. Pull down on the drivers latch handle and rotate it all the way forward into


4. Pull down on the drivers latch handle and rotate it all the way forward into the windshield header.

5. Press the latch handle up into the stowed position to secure the latch.

6. Pull down on the passengers side latch handle and rotate it all the way forward into the windshield header.

7. Press the latch handle up into the stowed position to secure the latch.

Note

: If the top has been open for an extended period of time or if the temperature is low, the top material may shrink slightly. If this happens, pull on the latch handles or the center grip to fasten to top

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