Re: Want to solve your Spider Hood problem?
Occasionally, our rear lid locking mechanism fails to disengage when attempting to lower our hood automatically. This is usually after some period of no use and in these circumstances the switched unlock fails to disengage the locks also.
After reading this forum and a bit of poking around we have realised that this can be resolved by slackening the tension on the three fixing nuts on the notorious center locking motor, disengaging the lock motor manually by pushing the locking arm / spindle into the motor, and retightening the motor nuts before locking with the manual switch.
Although I have not seen this documented in the forum, it has worked in the past when it seems that over tension in the locking system prevents the lock from disengaging.
Nontheless, having just gone through the process...again, we are left with a new problem.
The roof lowers without problem, but when we raise it, the process works to the point that the rear section is being lowered back into place after the rear lid has been locked but it stops 45 degrees short and the red light flashes.
I am asuming that hydraulic pressure is not an issue as the hood lowers down fine and consistantly raises back to the to this point.
I have disconnected the battery for more than 45 minutes but if this is a memory fault, then it has a better memory than mine as this made no difference.
Any thoughts out there.