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Roof flaps

My Mrs has managed to get the flap motors out of sync , I have managed to get the roof shut to get it home , does anyone know how to realign them ? Cheers wainey
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to elaborate -on the opening cycle , the left flap goes up fully and locks out , the other one goes up 3/4 of the way and then fall back down - apparently it caught a curtain pole ( she had behind the seats ) on the closing cycle - you can imagine there is tension in the household - still at least it is shut !
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Sounds more like the flap motor is damaged, not out of sync - probably partly stripped the gear in it. The flap motors are not expensive to replace and they normally fail at some point - so you would have replaced them in the future anyway.
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If you don't mind getting out of the car, the flaps can easily be turned into position with your fingers.
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thanks for the response- when the cover gets to the top , the left flap just loses all tension & drops , when you suggest getting out , the flap has no tension & just drops, do i just push it in to position ?
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thanks for the response- when the cover gets to the top , the left flap just loses all tension & drops , when you suggest getting out , the flap has no tension & just drops, do i just push it in to position ?
When opening, move the flaps up so they click into the horizontal position;
when closing, there's a plastic tab on the underside of the flap that you twist - this allows the flap to move downwards from its previously fixed horizontal position.
I manually open and close my roof all the time now, I had so many issues with it trying to do it electrically.
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