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Hi all

Does anyone know the part number for this item.

There are 2 of these which hold the convertable top

and need to be removed to gain access to the engine

compartment. It is made of steel cable and am curious

as to why and how this has broken.

Is there any tension on this cable?

Many thanks

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post-24985-1197770343_thumb.jpgPart No. Required

Hi all

Does anyone know the part number for this item.

There are 2 of these which hold the convertable top

and need to be removed to gain access to the engine

compartment. It is made of steel cable and am curious

as to why and how this has broken.

Is there any tension on this cable?

Many thanks

Muffy:

The part number is 986 561 191 02, and it's called a "tension rope", although it is made of steel wire.

There is a fair amount of tension on these cables as they are used to put tension on the tensioning bow (the rearmost semi-oval metal hoop at the base of the convertible top) so as to brace the canvas top and to press the rubber seal against the clamshell.

You can adjust the amount of tension on the tensioning bow by turning the hex-head bolt at the lower end ( near where the metal ball cup presses on and off). Turning the bolt will in turn raise or lower the metal ball that the cup presses on to, thereby adjusting the tension.

Regards, Maurice.

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post-24985-1197770343_thumb.jpgPart No. Required

Hi all

Does anyone know the part number for this item.

There are 2 of these which hold the convertable top

and need to be removed to gain access to the engine

compartment. It is made of steel cable and am curious

as to why and how this has broken.

Is there any tension on this cable?

Many thanks

Muffy:

The part number is 986 561 191 02, and it's called a "tension rope", although it is made of steel wire.

There is a fair amount of tension on these cables as they are used to put tension on the tensioning bow (the rearmost semi-oval metal hoop at the base of the convertible top) so as to brace the canvas top and to press the rubber seal against the clamshell.

You can adjust the amount of tension on the tensioning bow by turning the hex-head bolt at the lower end ( near where the metal ball cup presses on and off). Turning the bolt will in turn raise or lower the metal ball that the cup presses on to, thereby adjusting the tension.

Regards, Maurice.

Thanks for part number and description Maurice.

The tension rope pictured has a hexagonal end to it, where the cable enters.

I think this is what you may be talking about adjusting. This section is crimped

and can not be adjusted. The other end which is broken

has the same crimped end as pictured. The black tube (pic1) is an insert that goes over

the cable. There may be different versions? My car is RHD if that makes any differencepost-24985-1197776331_thumb.jpg

Regards and thanks again Helen

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Thanks for part number and description Maurice.

The tension rope pictured has a hexagonal end to it, where the cable enters.

I think this is what you may be talking about adjusting. This section is crimped

and can not be adjusted. The other end which is broken

has the same crimped end as pictured. The black tube (pic1) is an insert that goes over

the cable. There may be different versions? My car is RHD if that makes any differencepost-24985-1197776331_thumb.jpg

Regards and thanks again Helen

Helen:

No, the adjustment is not done on the cable itself. The cable is a pre-set length and does not change.

The adjustment is done on the hexagon head bolt that sits horizontally near the base of where the cable is attached at its lower end, just to the side of the engine compartment. All you will see of the bolt is its hex head (14 mm).

Regards, Maurice.

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You can adjust the amount of tension of that cable. Look near the other end of the cable for a silver nut.

The cables do break as they are under a lot of tension. Unless you have had work done to the roof I would just replace the cable, as I have seen them fail for no reason other than what appears to be poor quality.

LHD or RHD does not matter.

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You can adjust the amount of tension of that cable. Look near the other end of the cable for a silver nut.

The cables do break as they are under a lot of tension. Unless you have had work done to the roof I would just replace the cable, as I have seen them fail for no reason othere than what appears to be poor quality.

LHD or RHD does not matter.

Thanks Maurice and Tool Pants

I got it now. :rolleyes:

I fully understand. Thanks for the pics Tool Pants

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