Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Trelleborg, Sweden
You actually touched on a nerve. When first delivered the release didn“t always work - I had to put a hand on the roof to help the release - I told the dealer. After I got the car back he explained he had "greased " in the threads.
Now I am thinking these threads should not have been greased, but oiled. Like your dirt - the grease may increase the friction, depending upon which type he used.
So this weekend I am going to try to degrease and oil instead.
Incidently mine does not clear any more - it is permanently out.