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Copen repairs near Manchester

Discussion in 'Dealers and Suppliers' started by Peter Clare, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi I'm a newby, had our car less than a year. Managed to jam the roof open yesterday. Boot won't open to allow manual re-erecting. My regular garage for my other and previous cars (good guys) had a look this morning and concluded that a specialist would have a better chance than them (or me!). I'm based in Didsbury, South Manchester M20, UK. If anyone knows of a good Copen garage in my area, would you be kind enough to let me know.
    regards
    Peter
     
  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    There are 2 dealers in Cheshire, you might ring them up and ask if they are up to the task.
    I have no experiences with roof trouble, so I'm at a loss, sorry
     
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  3. mandarin

    mandarin Copenworld Newbie

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    Advertised on the net as roof specialist you could try giving them a ring this 01260 400 500 AUTO FAULT FINDER CONGLETON
    hope you get it sorted soon
     
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  4. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    Premier Automotive in Dukinfield is a Kia garage now but used to be Daihatsu, I haven't actually had any real work done there just a service the week I bought the car but it seemed well-run.
     
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  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks v much, will give them a ring
     
  6. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Copenworld Newbie

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    Looked them up but saw they were now Kia. Will now ring them and see what they think. Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    Had a look at the Owners Manual and don't see any way to get the boot open manually, might be worth taking a couple of the diagrams from it along with your car though if you can print them. ODBII reader might tell you what the problem is too, I got a £7 bluetooth one off amazon, just links to a smartphone and you can see whatever error code it is and the exact problem, and...this might not work, but I'd say it's worth a try...you can clear error codes, so I'd clear it then hit the boot open switch a few times and hope.
    A garage can try the same thing but they'll probably charge you £30 to plug in an odb2 reader and look up the fault code :p
     
  8. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks v much; already did the diagnostics thing - there's a chap on youtube who shows you how to short the connector to get it to run. Also opened the boot (there's a manual lever in a lever open compartment at the bottom of the central console unit and 2 blue ring pulls under the top inside edge of the boot accessible from outside - manual 10-25/6) but to no avail - and my regular mechanic's confirmed that I'd not somehow got that wrong. So I'm afraid I'll be spending some money. Appreciate your help nevertheless - and it 's definitely worth knowing about the bluetooth ODBII reader . P.

    --to clarify - by opened the boot I mean released the catches, the thing won't lift more than an inch or so, which is the sticking point both literally and figuratively speaking.
     
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  9. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    Ah, did you have anything in the boot? It sounds like it's stopped without fully opening the roof, if there was anything under or on top of the boot divider it might have triggered a sensor.

    Low tech idea...poke stuff with a stick while someone else holds the roof open button. Specifically, if you can actually get a stick into the boot, the divider, if you can jiggle that maybe get enough movement to finish opening the roof, which should release the boot, and let you reseat things/remove stuff ect.

    If it might help, I'm not that far from you, if you're using a garage that's not worked on the copen I could probably pop to it and let them have a look at my boot/roof in operation.
     
  10. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks. That's very kind and I may yet take you up on that offer.

    I managed to get hold of Auto fault finder (Matthew) that Mandarin suggested and coincidentally turned out to be the chap whose youtube vid I mentioned. He no longer has his premises ,and really just trades auto electronics now, but offered to help if I could leave it at his for a couple of days (once the sun is out). He's full of useful knowledge on these things - which I'll pass what I can recall of on in due course - so is worth knowing in any case. Meanwhile it might be worth trying your stick thing - there's a small bag of water absorbent crystals that a friend of mine moved prior to the incident and he may have put them where a sensor is triggered. I'll have a look to see if I can access it, although i'm not entirely optimistic. I'll keep you posted and thanks v much indeed.
     

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