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Post by hezola on Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 19:38

Hi.

So, the engines running
Handbrake is on
I unlock the roof latch
Door windows go down
Boot thingy opens fine
...then roof doesn't open
message on dash 'Check roof'.
There are no obstructions to roof.
Boot thingy closes fine and message then is 'lock roof'.

Handbook says consult dealer which is fine and will do, but does anyone know what the problem is......and would a Renault dealer have any clue since the car hasn't been built since 2012 or whenever?

Cheers in anticipation.
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Post by Barbs on Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 20:56

Has it been awhile since you opened the roof? Mine was a bit like that but a little push on the roof from the inside sorted it. Think the rubber had just stuck.

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Post by Barbs on Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 21:00

The other problem could be a bit of dirt in the hinge at the back of the lid. It does an up and a little slide backwards to complete the cycle. Blast of air helped mine then a light grease.

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Post by knebby on Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 21:49

I’m with Barbs, if it’s not been opened for a while it tends to suck onto the rubber seal and needs a little push.

Also the car does have to be level for it to work properly, I’ve had my roof not open or close because I’ve been on rough ground or a bad camber, anything that might mean the body has got a bit of a twist to it.
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Post by hezola on Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 22:17

Yes been last summer since I opened....will try giving it a push tomorrow. will also check if the lids gone all the way back. Thanks for the advise so far.
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Post by hezola on Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 13:50

Yay yes a little push sorted it. Many thanks all.
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Post by Bunyip on Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 16:30

Yes opened mine on the way home Tues night - it opened ok but there was a little resistence:shock:
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Post by ElNumbre on Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 10:17

Top tip to avoid this, open the roof whenever it's not raining Laughing

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Post by Barbs on Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 10:21

It's fun when you get caught in the rain with the roof down ...

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Post by Nigel Hore on Wed 9 Jan 2019 - 15:34

Has anyone found a recommendation for roof seal grease/ silicon or whatever? I was looking at Lidl can of neoprene seal restorer but there are some eBay MX5 compounds also

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Post by Barbs on Wed 9 Jan 2019 - 20:35

I think any grease or silicone spray will work but for me the spray was easier.

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