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lordkilwinning

Part of roof mechanism - what for and where do they go?

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Hi there

I have 2 parts large plastic parts that have come from inside the clamshell (above the drain holes) and are clearly part of the roof mechanism. The roof was making a clicking noise when opening and closing and upon inspection it seems that it was being caused by the mechanism rubbing against these parts (as they are badly scored). This suggests they were not properly installed or placed. Having looked more closely, I can't see where they are meant to actually go or what they are meant to be for.

Please could someone advise?

Part numbers are 987.561.446.00 (Right) and 987.561.445.00 (left)

Many thanks

Adam

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Thanks Loren - it is indeed part 34 in the diagram you attached. Do you know where exactly they go in the roof mechanism, and what do they look like when in situ? What are they for exactly? And how do I re-fit them?

Adam

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Thanks Loren - it is indeed part 34 in the diagram you attached. Do you know where exactly they go in the roof mechanism, and what do they look like when in situ? What are they for exactly? And how do I re-fit them?

Adam

I had the same question, more than a year later! Thanks to the diagram, I figured it out. This snaps on to the convertible cover lifter arm. It covers the opening when the convertible top is down, so you can't stick your arm underneath the metal cover and next to the fabric.

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What a useful thread. OK for those of you who have had to reattach part #34 - any tricks or suggestions on how to get them into place?

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I recently had to replace mine when they popped off while deploying my top and I found that the clips were deformed. The new ones were not too expensive at a bit over $20 each.


Part number 987.561.445.00 is for Left side and part number 987.561.446.00 is for Right side. The letters "L" and "R" are molded into the shield between the middle clips (blue circle).


 


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The circles show the important items for installation. Yellow is a tab, blue is a pair of clips, green is a molded pin and orange is another clip.


The Tab slips into a slot at the rear of the arm. Note the position of the center clips.


 


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The first step is to slide the tab in and then go to the molded pin and locate the hole at the other end of the arm.


Slide the pin into the hole and force the clip at the end of the shield over the protruding nut at the very end of the arm.


Then move to the center clips and push the shield clips around the arm.


 


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Return to the front and ensure that the pin is in the hole and the clip over the nut is still properly in place.


 


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The whole shield should be tight and feel solid without wobble. The finished installation should look like the photo below:


 


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Hope this helps anyone else installing these since the Katalog drawing is not very helpful due to lack of detail.


 


Best regards,


John

Edited by jpratch1969

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