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new spider hood

got a problem with the hood on my new spider you have to hold down the button to open the hood untill it beeps and says opening cycle complete however my message never comes up and you have to press the button again to finish off the opening
so you hold the button down it opens
no message or beep
then you press the button again to finish it off
is this normal or should it all be done with 1 press of the button

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Re: new spider hood

One continuous press of the button should do it - had mine for 4 months now and no problems. Just watch that pressing anything else electrical tends to override the roof so you'd then have to press it again.
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Re: new spider hood

As K3 says, one continuous press all the way down. Sounds like yours has a problem.

Im also having issues with the hood on mine - on rough surfaces it will release at the rear left side, causing the computer to chuck a wobbler = having to pull over and press the roof button to get it to close again. Its bloody infuriating especially on the MWay. Its been to HRO twice now and both times they couldn't find a problem

On a happier note the nice techie chap at HRO reprogrammed my ECU so that ive got total closure on the windows from the key fob and 'auto-up' on the passenger window - maybe mine is the 1st with this new window software??

And as an aside my car came back from the warranty work with a different reg no! Apparently it had been wearing the wrong one from day one and when I picked the car up they forgot to tell me which nearly landed me in very hot water

Not the best visit to the HRO service centre!

-1998 916 Spider 2.0TS Lusso-
H&S Corse stage 1.
CATCAMs stage 1 cams with Savali custom ECU remap.
305mm discs with 166 4-pot callipers.
Ragazzon exhaust mid section.
Biscione Racing 2x70mm rear section.
Polybush suspension.
17" Zender Siena wheels with 3mm rear spacers.
etc etc etc!
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