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Roof not opening

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by JBP, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. JBP

    JBP Copenworld Newbie

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    Daihatsu Copen 2003 model (build date Nov 2003.
    Hi, Can any one help, out of the blue our roof will not retract. The red light comes on soon as I open the roof latch, and pressing the switch does nothing?
    The beeps are still there when I close the latch.
    Has anyone any ideas please. We are in Brisbane Australia having trouble getting any information.
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    How old is the car battery?
    Do the windows still go up & down?
    It's been known for the roof to be erratic with a failing battery.
     
  3. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    obvious question but... the sliding part in the boot is in place?
     
  4. JBP

    JBP Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks Adam for your prompt reply

    Yes windows are working, Battery is 10 months old. I will go today and get it checked.
     
  5. JBP

    JBP Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks yes it is in place. thanks for your prompt reply.
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Battery is pretty new then.

    Have a route around the boot. Particularly under the hydraulic pump & around the joints to the hoses & check for a hydraulic leak.
     
  7. JBP

    JBP Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi Adam, Just to let you know, after spending time yesterday checking various things
    This morning I tried the roof again and it worked (hooray). has worked twice since so hopefully all is good,thanks for time in replying we appreciated it very much. John
     
  8. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I have had an instance where the boot seperator was located in it's holder, but hadn't activated the little switch. A quick wiggle & all was well again. Perhaps your problem was similar?
     
  9. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

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    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    I too have had issues with the roof not going down, put it down to the recent hot spell and the car being in the hot sun all day. once i got it in the shade and waited about 30 mins it worked fine!!!!!!
     
  10. JBP

    JBP Copenworld Newbie

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    Yes I did that too so it looks quite like that was the trick, thanks again

    Also another question please, I want to take off the gear knob to put a new gear cover in, is there any special thing needed to be done to take off gear knob?
    any help is very appreciated
     
  11. PauliePaul

    PauliePaul Copenworld Regular

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    i had abit of trouble with my roof not going down the other day and i knew it wasnt going down because the little back windows wasnt going down so i put some WD40 on it and that sorted it ;)
     
  12. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    where did you spray it?
     
  13. PauliePaul

    PauliePaul Copenworld Regular

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    around the rubber bit along the side of the rear windows as i think they was just sticky and they wasnt going down so all that happened was the boot opened ready for the roof and it then just stopped so after doing that it sorted the problem :cool:
     
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