Using the top makes it stall.

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? How can I get my convertible top to work right

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  1. CruisinLou

    CruisinLou Cruisin Lou

    I've got all new wiring harnesses in my 1971 GS stage 1 convertible, and when I go to use the top or the power windows it makes the engine stall. Obviously drawing power from the ignition, but why?.... I have checked the convertible top motor and the switch and everything else that I can think of, but the bottom line is when I use the windows or the top the engine bucks and stalls... What did I do wrong?... Help anyone, it's been off the road 14 years for a complete body off restoration and now this nonsense is keeping it off the road.... Help...
  2. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Maybe there is an issue with the new harness. Color code or connector could be wrong ( wires crossed ) . It would take some time but I would get a factory wiring diagram and trace it all out. Label each wire as you go to keep track. Make sure all grounds are good. Sometimes paint such as the trunk spatter paint can cause a faulty ground. I.E. My fuel gauge always read full because of this. I had to scratch some of the paint away to make it work.
  3. CruisinLou

    CruisinLou Cruisin Lou

    Thanks ,but...........

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