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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Please help so I can enjoy one of the last Sunny Days!
On trying to put the roof down, the driver's side 'locking pin' releases but the passenger side doesn't. I've trawled through the forum and found the extract below. This happens using central console or behind driver's seat switch.
However as the passenger side of the roof is locked down I can't get access in to have a look!
Is there a manual way of unlocking the pin or getting access??
Any help greatly received.
Anyway, the system has a motor on each of the rear pins, mounted on the lid. Each of these leadscrew assemblies has a microswitch with two contacts - one to signal the approach of the pin as the "5th arc" lowers, the other to signal when the pin is locked. On mine, it is these motors that are noisy - maybe time for some adjustment/lubrication. When the lubricant gets into the microswitch - well - that will be a nice day as the control unit won't know when the hood back edge is locked. This all seems rather like aircraft landing gear problems, though at least I won't be circling above an airport waiting for the 'gear locked' light to come on...