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Is the top frame adjustable?


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I noticed that my driver's window has a small gap towards the back of the car when the top is up. The front of the window seems OK. The gap starts about where the window curves and it gets wider towards the bottom of the window. Is there a way to adjust the top frame to 'push' it more towards the left side (as you look from the back of the car) on the driver's side? The rubber seal seems to be OK, so I don't think the problem is from the seal...

Thanks,

azzar0.

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You can adjust the roof. Do you know how to put your car into service mode? You start by opening the roof so that the clamshell is all the way up and the roof (where you unlatch it) is about 1 ft. away from the windshield frame. Unlatch the two sides of the water collector (the fabric underneath the rear window) by pushing down and out of the two black clips (one per side) then pull out the two metal lines with the ball joints on the ends. If you push the window back up to meet the rest of the roof, you have complete access to the engine. Towards the b pillar on the door, where the big black hinge for the roof is, there are three bolts on each side of the roof holding it to the car. You can loosen these and adjust your roof left or right by pulling/pushing on it. A good way to tell if your roof is centered of not it to see where the latch lands in the windshield. If it's sitting left or right, you know your roof isn't centered. I just did all of this because I had my entire roof off and the latch was hitting the windstop when the roof was going up or down. I know this may sound confusing but PM me if you have any questions. Do a search of roof removal to see photos of the process, I think they are posted by renntech user Juniinc.

Ashley

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Hi Ashley,

I did see the 3 bolts you mentioned. I'll play with them when I get home tonight. The latch seems to be centered, it's just the back of the driver's side that is off by a little bit. Hopefully when I adjust the bolts it will allow me to push the back outward without messing up the front. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks,

azzar0.

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Much better now! I unscrewed the bolts, added a few washers behind the bracket, adjusted the frame, screwed the bolts back in, and the gap is gone.

Thanks Ashley!

azzar0.

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