Spider soft top problems
Just as I put the Spider in to hibernation back in November I discovered a problem with the auto soft top.
A couple of months prior, when closing the roof, the final locking of the rear pins worked fine on the offside but the nearside needed a little assistance by pressing down for the close sequence to complete. This happened several times.
I didn't take much notice but after having taken the car out for a last drive with the roof down I left it in the garage roof down. When I came to put the roof up as part of putting it away I discovered the problem. The clam shell opened but the hood wouldn't rise. So I put the roof up manually and used the manual buttons to lock the clamshell and lock down the rear section. All was fine except the mearside pin would not lock completely.
Anyway, disconnected the battery and put the cover on the car and decided I'd sort out the roof in the Spring!
So yesterday, reconnect battery, start and drive the car out of the garage. All good. Go to put the roof down using the auto button and all starts well. The pins unlock but that's it. The rear window doesn't lift and the clamshell remains locked. Red indicator starts blinking.
No problem thinks I; resort to the manual switches! Clamshell unlocks but that is it. I couldn't even raise the rear window section by hand or pull the roof back. Result is I can't even get to the roof bits in the compartment.
Anyone have any advice as to how I can get the roof to fold/get to the rear compartment/check the mechanism?