Dropping the roof failed, how to do it manually
So I have a X reg 916 Spider 3.0 V6 with an electric roof. The one push roof fold button operates as far as undoing the rear section bolts but the cover does not lift to allow the roof to collapse.
There is a motor on the rear bulkhead that would appear to control the unlocking of the cover to allow the hydraulic ram to lift the cover. At the moment this motor should activate to unlock nothing happens but it does sound as if the motor is operating (it would seem it is not driving the gear wheel)
I've tried the buttons behind the driver's seat. It makes no difference.
I've looked for the T-bar to manually unlock the cover but there is no T-bar plus the manual diagram is unclear and looks like I'd end up undoing the Nyloc nut on the actuating arm for the catch.
The dealer who supplied the car is going to sort this out but I want to use the car this weekend.
Any advice on how to get the cover unlocked so I can fold the roof manually?