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916 Spider Hood Pin Adjustment

Hi All and season's greetings.

For those of you who are still helping the soft top on their 916 Spider's automatic roof to open the first bit by using a helping hand, there is a fix.

On my Spider I always had to give the 5th bow a lttle tug after the rear pins unlocked or else the hydraulics would not start the cycle of opening. I kept adjusting the pin length between the suggested 55mm ( Auto Roof ) and 70mm ( Manual Roof ) with no joy.

Today I gave it a bit of thought ( duhhh ) and actually shortened the pins to 52.5mm ( Dimension 2 on the attachment ) and sucess at last. Now the roof opens all on it's own as it was designed to.

Hope that this helps someone out there with the same problem.
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I'll try this at the weekend - cheers -
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