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PESuazo

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  1. I see you never got a response....the same thing happened to me today....how did you fix it?? Thanks
  2. Due to my height, long arms and big hands, it took me about 1 hour and 10 minutes. What a PITA, I had to bend in ways I thought were not possible.....LOL Now key goes in and out smoothly and no electrical issues.... Key has a little more resistance to turn. No biggie. Thanks all for the advice and write ups, nice fix for less than 13 dollars......
  3. I bought one, and here is my honest and as much as I can objective feedback, given that this is a 79.00 part. While the closest thing is about twice the price. It works fully 75% of the time, what does that mean? 75% of the time, I press the button and it does the whole thing perfectly (open or close full cycle) 15% of the time, I press the button, and nothing happens, have to press it again or keep it pressed as the automated part was not there 10% of the time, I press the button and it starts opening or closing, but the rear flap stays open (after the convertible opens or closes), ha
  4. I just did the AUX input on my CDR-220. I am very happy with it, have not had any sound issues with the ipod or MP3 players. Sounds just like a CD.
  5. Got it, thanks. I did notice the following: the location where the shoestrings attach to the top (both sides), seems to be really "tired", may be ripped. But without another car without the problem sitting next to it is difficult to tell (need a reference). I will first experiment with the shoestrings, I will try to make a "fold" of about half an inch on each with a safety pin, and see how it does. Then I will continue to increase until the sides are "pulled enough" to fall in the groove. At that point I will sew the fold.
  6. Update: I saw the ribbon, and it is attached on both ends. The question I have: Is this ribbon supposed to be elastic?; it has no elasticity at all. I wonder if that is the issue, could it be overstreched?. Or is it just like that and the problem lies somewhere else?
  7. Just did this mod, very happy with the end result...
  8. Today I put in an order. Looking forward to install and do the drive away while top is going up or down mod.
  9. Maurice, Thanks for the update, I did a quick check, and notice the slack around the center (on both sides) of the convertible top. Although I could not see a ribbon, it seems like there should be something there. I will take my time tomorrow investigating, I am sure I will find something out of place. I did notice the plastic band that runs in a slot on the middle metal frame on the top (from one side to the other). I had a feeling the 2 sides of the top (tensions cables) should be attached to it, but it was not obvious. But again, I will have plenty of time tomorrow to look closely and
  10. Was your issue the elastic ribbon? Mine is doing the same thing, cables staying outside the plastic trim when closing the top. I thought it was the cables loosing tension or being "streched due to age". But after reading RFM post, it makes a lot of sense. I need to check this ribbon that pulls them "in". If it is broken or overstreched, then I will know what the problem is and will fix this weekend.
  11. Thanks for the reply,I will check, but those appear to be short. As mpikounis wrote, the cable seems to run inside a plastic channel which is part of the convertible top canvas, from corner to corner on each side (as he shows in his picture). I also hope is a separate cable, as my canvas top is in almost perfect condition, but the cables at each end are not too tight.
  12. I see you never got a response for this one. I would like to change those same cables in my car, as they are lost some "tightness", they are somewhat "stretched" and would like to get the roof to be tighter around the seams. 1999 996 Convertible
  13. Bought my first at 43, 16 days ago (for my birthday).
  14. As a new owner of a '99 996 convertible, I am interested in this, and looking forward to install this mod....
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