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Hello everyone, I am new here but looking for some help.

I bought a 1987 GT Convertible in February, though it had some running issues the body and interior were immaculate. I recently had a rebuilt 5.0 installed, but now have some electrical issues.

I noticed that my turn signal would only work sparingly. Sometimes when they were not working, I would jiggle the key a little bit, the low fuel light would flash, and they would work. This was the same with the air conditioning. I checked the fuse panel and the fuse for the AC blower was melted into place. I then unhooked the wires from the back of the panel and ran them in-line with a new fuse, and the AC blower works fine.

I noticed about a week ago the turn signals stopped working completely no matter what I do. I also noticed that now when I try to put the top down it makes no noise at all and does not budge. All the other fuses in the fuse panel are good. I checked the connection on the back of the hazard/Convertible top switch, and all wires are securely in place.

Any suggestions on what to try would be greatly appreciated. I am not very mechanically inclined, but I am a quick learner so I should be able to do this myself.

Thanks in advance!
 

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first off, ill say that AT LEAST your top is having trouble going down and it isnt stuck down and won't go up! i've had windows stop working in the open position and that really sucks!

the intermittent blinkers failing sounds like loose wiring that finally quit. i'd first start off with a visual inspection of the wires going to the lights and running up the driver side inner fender.. make sure the connections are all tight and nothing is frayed or torn.. next i would go in a take a look at the wiring to the switch. if you have a test light, make sure theres power to the switch and see what happens when you flip to switch.. see if it sends the power to the appropriate wires...

ive never owned a convertible, but as for diag i would go to the motor and see if it has power and mess around with the switch and see where the flow of power stops.. a power probe is an awesome tool.. you hook it to a battery and it allows you to put power to circuits.. if you put power to the top motor and it works, then you know that its either the switch or the wires connecting it..
 
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