I won't pretend I read through your entire post but just in case check the button on the left side of the drunk behind the insulation. there is a button there that if shut off will not allow your top to open/close.I got a 01 spyder and am having some problems with the top. One day it completely stopped working. I flipped the switch to manual and pulled the top up to get it home. Today I was checking everything and heres what I figured out: The fuse in the driver's side panel (20a) and the fuse under the hood (30a) are both good. The windows still go down with the push of the top open button and the window relays click on fine. When I push the top open and shut button, I hear 2 relays clicking down in the sides of the back seat around the power top motors. The switch is back on automatic and I'm not getting any power or ground feed to it. When I jump a hot wire to the manual/auto switch, I can work each of the top motors to close. When I jump a ground wire to the manual/auto switch and hold the convertible switch to "open", I can work each of the motors to open it. The front switch and man/auto switch seem to be working fine. So where I'm not getting power from is probably a relay or control to the switch in the back. I read there is a convertible top control module but I can't find it to test it. Anyone else able to give some advice? Thanks!