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    Hi all,
    I have an auto 97 camaro vert. would anyone know if its possible to rig up the convertible top to go up/down without it being in park? I know it's for safety(i think?), but is there a way to bypass it? It's pretty irritating to always have to put it in park to operate the thing. I'd appreciate any help!

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    Mine's an 02 & it can be in any gear & you can raise or lower the top no problem . Must be a 1997 only thingie .

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    I can put it up or down while driving in my 1998 so it looks like it may be a pre 98 thing like Y2KPewterSS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z ROADSTER View Post
    Mine's an 02 & it can be in any gear & you can raise or lower the top no problem . Must be a 1997 only thingie .
    My wifes 97 goes up and down at any speed and any gear,,,but it's a 6-speed,,,,must be a "97 only thingy with automatic"

    My 02 is an automatic and it also goes up in down while in gear as well. They must have changed to this in 98?


    Sounds as though the 93-97 "automatic" verts wouldn't do this??????

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    I thought only the stangs had that sort of lock out on the top? Maybe yours was added on after market?

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    i do it even on the highway.
    but not over 65mph
    you can do it while driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    i do it even on the highway.
    but not over 65mph
    you can do it while driving.
    Yikes,,,,I don't do it past,,,say,,,30 mph or less,,,but generally wait for a stoplight. Sheeeesh,,,65 mph????

    That thing would act like a huge parachute,,,,I would think that would be hard on the motor/hydraulics not to mention take a chance of tweaking all the arms and hinges,,,that stuff is not all that strong. Just my take on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    i do it even on the highway.
    but not over 65mph
    you can do it while driving.
    Wow You are a crazy canuck! j/k but seems like it would be tough on the bows and joints and stuff

    My 2001 top operates when driving, but I only do it at very low speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmh1 View Post
    Do mine while rolling to/from lights all the time, 95 A4.
    if urs is an auto 95 then way isnt urs locked out when in gear.

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    My 99 is an auto and I can lower/put up my top at any speed I consider sane.
    Must be peculiar to your car?

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    sheyitttttttt I'd beat the shit out of somebody moving my top up or down while going 65. Mine moves at speeds of no more than 25 or 30 I usually wait till i'm at a stop light or parked somewhere

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