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Roof hex pins and roof light woes. :(

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Rocketgirl, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Rocketgirl

    Rocketgirl Copenworld Member

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    Just when you get one thing sorted something else happens :(

    I decided to tidy up (and tart up!) Chris a bit seeing as today's one of those rare sunny days and thought it'd be a smart thing to try and tighten the roof latches as the noise from it being a little loose was bugging me all winter. Clearly not one of my smarter moves as you'll soon read :-((

    So, following the hexagonal pin method suggested by scooty on this thread the roof now sits beautifully snug! However it's created a couple of slight problems that have left me scratching my head- the roof mechanism light won't switch off and it no longer beeps after closing the catches.

    The roof, window and boot operations still appear to work both on opening and closing, so I really am stumped as to why even though the roof and boot are obviously closed that the car feels that it's not and has to display the solid roof light? :think:

    And to top it all off I tried to put the hexagonal pins back into their original place and the driver's side one is stuck into position. Boo :(

    Anyone got any suggestions, both on the light problem and the hex pin?
     
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  2. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    I'm guessing the adjustment has pushed the roof forward to sit tighter against the windscreen top? So my guess is, seeing as the hooking mechanism will also be further forward, are the hooks not far enough back to press the microswitch where they sit into?
     
  3. Adam K

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    I bet it will beep at you when you drive it too!
    I agree with TF, your latches aren't connecting with the micro switch in the hook. Are you sure you didn't loosen the latches instead of tightening them?

    When the roof is down have a look at the back of he hook. Perhaps the little metal actuator for the switch is bent?
     
  4. DaG

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    While on the subject of roof catches.
    Mine don't rattle and neither does the roof but when I fasten the catches I can still move the catch handles up and down. Snap catches when closed are normally tight and offer resistance when you are releasing them. Should mine move up and down when locked or do they need adjusting?
    Hope I've explained that ok.
     
  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Mine do that too, thinks it's normal. I just wedge the sunvisors under them.
     
  6. Rocketgirl

    Rocketgirl Copenworld Member

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    Yes, that was the whole idea, but the hooks appear to reach where they should (in fact the driver's side one really grabs on to it)?

    Oh god I forgot about that! :eek: Better get it fixed sooner rather than later :(

    It definitely seems tighter rather than looser.

    Now there's a thought. And how would I unbend said bit if that's what's happened?
     
  7. Rocketgirl

    Rocketgirl Copenworld Member

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    OKAY PANIC OVER

    Silly me *had* inadvertently loosened the passenger side catch a little- took an awful time there fiddling with the hex pin in the pitch black just there :eek:

    Oh hell I'm well embarrassed now- thought I'd broken my car for a bit :eek:
     
  8. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Easily done. At least you got it sorted. :cool:
     
  9. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Yes so do I.
    Well at least the movement is normal, I won't try and adjust it out.
     
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