Step-By-Step Guide to Learn How To Use the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Top

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 Miata, New Models, Tips & Tricks, Video on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 9:58 pm
Red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata on a City Street

How To Raise and Lower the Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Top

Are you new to the Mazda brand? Have you always wanted a fun-to-drive and affordable convertible? The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata soft top convertible and its retractable hardtop convertible counterpart, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF will check all the boxes. If you have never owned a convertible and you have your heart set on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you may want to know how to raise and lower the Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible top – we have the answers to your questions with this step-by-step how-to guide and video.


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How To Lower the Mazda Miata Convertible Soft Top

  1. Put Your Mazda MX-5 Miata in Park and Turn the Engine Off 
  2. Press the Lock Release Button Located by the Rearview Mirror 
  3. Pull the Top Latch Lever Back 
  4. Hold the Convertible Top on the Front Edge and Pull to the Rear 
  5. Press the Rear Glass Lightly While Folding the Top 
  6. Press the Front Edge Downward Until You Hear it Latch 
  7. Ensure the Convertible Top is Secure 

How To Raise the Mazda Miata Convertible Soft Top

  1. Put Your Mazda MX-5 Miata in Park and Turn the Engine Off 
  2. Pull Up on the Unlock Lever Located to the Rear Between the Seats 
  3. Hold the Convertible Top on the Front Edge and Pull to the Front 
  4. Grab the Convertible Top Handles From the Driver’s Seat 
  5. Hold the Convertible Top Tight to the Windshield 
  6. Push the Convertible Top Forward Until You Hear it Latch 
  7. Ensure the Convertible Top is Secure 

How To Lower the Mazda Miata RF Convertible Hardtop

  1. Put Your Mazda MX-5 Miata RF in Park and Apply the Parking Brake 
  2. Make Sure the Trunk is Closed 
  3. Start the Engine to Ensure the Battery Does Not Die 
  4. Push the Retractable Hardtop Switch in the Open Direction 
  5. Press Until the Top is Open, You Hear a Beep and the Indicator Light Turns Off 

How To Raise the Mazda Miata RF Convertible Hardtop

  1. Put Your Mazda MX-5 Miata RF in Park and Apply the Parking Brake 
  2. Make Sure the Trunk is Closed 
  3. Start the Engine to Ensure the Battery Does Not Die 
  4. Push the Retractable Hardtop Switch in the Close Direction 
  5. Press Until the Top is Closed, You Hear a Beep and the Indicator Light Turns Off 

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Do you have your heart set on top-down thrills in the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata? Learn a little more about your brand-new Mazda convertible with this how-to-guide that will help you learn how to raise and lower the Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible top. Visit the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown inventory today to find a Mazda MX-5 Miata that will fit your lifestyle and budget!

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