AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Spider partial manual roof opening
Has anyone any experience of opening the Spider roof manually?
Mine seems to be 'sticking' about 75% of the time when trying to open with the switch.
You can hear the motors buzzing and it will just move the roof a few millimetres or so.
The fact that it will open every now again suggests it isn't anything major, but I've been an Alfa owner too many years to expect this to be a simple cure!
Has anyone tried messing with the manual lock release in the boot?
I've tried the quarter turn as described in the book but it appears to make no difference.
Should I be turning it a lot more?
I was hoping to release the lock manually and then revert back to the electrics to fully open the roof.
I've not been able to get the roof open at all today, but will no doubt have no trouble at all when I try it again in the morning, particularly if it's a cloudy day!
Past: GTV T.Spark Lusso (owned 8 years)
Present: 948 Spider LE (bought Nov. '10)
Future: 8C (in my dreams )
Previously (selective): Porsche 944 Turbo
; Porsche 944S
; Jaguar XJ6
; Audi Coupe
; Mark 2 Golf GTI