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My roof wont open

Post by Doomfish on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 19:57

Hi all,

Just tried to open my roof today. Boot flap opens up.

Can hear the roof trying to pull open. Its like its stuck on the open roof handle above my head. Feels like its stuck together and its have trouble opening. as if the rubber seal is sealed together.

Help!
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Post by Barbs on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 21:09

Quick push will sort it.  Mine did the same.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 21:10

Rubber seal grips like glue when not used.

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Post by Doomfish on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 21:15

Thanks, will get heavy handed with here next week.
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Post by Barbs on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 21:38

Not too heavy handed lol.

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Post by Doomfish on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 21:47

yeah it needs a solid tap then - panic set-in as I have the spanner warning light showing on display but I presume this is simply because its not opening in time on the sequence. Might have to get talcum powder on the seal.
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Post by Barbs on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 21:55

I had the panic of the spanner couple of years ago just before the International meet in France. Roof wouldn't complete the cycle. Had to use the magic key. The garage I use spent ages watching the cycle. It was dirt in the hinges at the back of the boot. It lifts up then moves backwards/forwards slightly, blast of compressed air and a bit of grease sorted it. I was dreading being the only Wind that couldn't go topless....

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Post by Doomfish on Sun 8 Apr 2018 - 5:57

Do you have a picture of the area?
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Post by Barbs on Sun 8 Apr 2018 - 8:59

As the boot lifts up to turn the lid over it is the very back under the spoiler will try and get a picture.

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Post by meerkat on Sat 30 Jun 2018 - 16:12

Clean and lubricate roof seals with some proper rubber lubricant not stuff like Vaseline etc,just done ours cost less than £10 .Also protects against elements.

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Post by Doomfish on Sun 1 Jul 2018 - 19:16

Thanks! all good and lubed up. As it was my first winter with the wind I was worried it was something worse and didn't want to force it! Cheers
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