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chad.mcvay350 09-05-2015 07:20 AM

370z roof won't move warning light on
2010 roadster 45k. Roof won't move. Warning light on dash is on. Hit the swith and nothing happens, I manually checked to make sure it is locked down.

SouthArk370Z 09-05-2015 09:21 AM

I'm not familiar with the 370Z rag top but I'd check the limit switches at the top of the windshield first. Then the switches that tell the system the top is fully retracted (I have no idea where they are located).

The Bodyman 09-06-2015 03:54 PM

Disconnect the battery for 10mins. Might just do it.

chad.mcvay350 09-07-2015 06:38 PM

Tried the battery thing, left it over an hour with zero luck. Top hydraulics is helping me also. But still interested in any input!

NickD 09-14-2015 10:34 AM

May sound stupid but make sure your trunk is closed. Open it and close it again then try.

FLUJOKE 09-14-2015 08:19 PM

Mine would open about 1 ft and from there i would have to give it a slight bump to help it open all the way

chad.mcvay350 09-20-2015 08:59 AM

Trunk is closed tight. Stull no idea

KenB 09-21-2015 08:53 AM

Same Issue
I have the same issue. 2010 370 with 33k. First event happened in June after coming home one cold evening with the roof open. Car was cold and then placed in warm garage for the night with the roof closed. Next morning when taking the car out I noticed that the roof open warning light was on, but had not been on the night before. No response from the open switch. Tried all of the forum suggestions of hard reset and trunk open/close using the key. A few days later after the car had been in the sun for a while, the problem seemed to resolve itself. Working fine until a few days ago. I have tried to limit temperature extremes but the same thing occurred; only now even sitting in the warm sun does not do the trick. I have read of others with this same symptom, and they eventually had to replace the hydraulics. Very Expensive!!! I am trying to figure out how to diagnose the issue. Have no warranty left from 2010. Would be happy to share any info on a solution that does not require replacing the roof.

Does anyone know how to disable the blasted warning buzzer? At least I will still be able to drive with the roof up!

NickD 09-21-2015 10:58 AM

Bring it to the dealer and let them fix it under warranty

KenB 09-21-2015 11:05 AM

No warranty left. I have seen numbers on this forum as high as US$15K to fix a similar problem. I will be having my local dealer look at the issue but would like to have some fall back options.

FLUJOKE 09-21-2015 01:05 PM

I traded mine after being in the shop 3 times for small tears from defect. Let them fix it and traded her in next day

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dsmarks2002 09-22-2015 11:19 AM

I have the same issue with my 2010, put the top down and the warning light never went out, and the buzzer won't shut off. Took it to the dealership and they made a failed attempt at fixing some wiring. Final result is they say I need to replace the entire top at a cost of approx 7k, and the car is not longer under warranty. So now I'm stuck with a car I can sell/trade because the top won't operate and is no longer a convertible. I've contacted Nissan consumer affairs, a 5yr old car with 30k that's always lived in a garage shouldn't require 7k in repairs, and shouldn't have to replace the entire top to fix some wiring. Don't know what will come of it be if anyone has some advice I'm all ears.


SouthArk370Z 09-22-2015 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by dsmarks2002 (Post 3314845)
I have the same issue with my 2010, ... Don't know what will come of it be if anyone has some advice I'm all ears.

Most dealers are ill-equipped to handle vert problems and probably haven't work on many (if any). I'd try finding an independent shop with some expertise in verts. Should be more than one in a city as big as Atlanta. An auto upholstery shop may be able to give you some leads. A repair shop that specializes in classic cars may have more experience with verts.

chad.mcvay350 09-22-2015 02:02 PM

I am slowly working on mine, will keep everyone posted.

NickD 09-22-2015 03:12 PM

Few things to check:
Do you hear the motor when you press the button to open or close it?
Are you sure the latches above the window and the latch near the trunk are all locked down?
Is the open/close button lit up?

It could be something as simple as the fuse. Check it to make sure it's not blown.

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