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Convertible Top Folding Problem..(See Picture)


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Hi,

Just noticed today closing the top there's a gap as pictured below.

Any ideas?

I tried pulling it as i closed along that edge, didn't quite work...

It looks like the cable (inside the vinyl sheath) may be stretched or has become "unanchored" from where it is screwed in under the rear of the top frame (base of the B-Pillar on a Boxster).

Not sure if this will be helpful, but take a look at this DIY for a similar problem with Boxsters, your 911 may have similar mechanisms at play: http://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/convertibletopedgedoesnotfallintoguidech

If it does help with your 911 top, let me know and I can add a few words to the DIY for 911 owners.

Regards, Maurice.

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Hi,

Just noticed today closing the top there's a gap as pictured below.

Any ideas?

I tried pulling it as i closed along that edge, didn't quite work...

It looks like the cable (inside the vinyl sheath) may be stretched or has become "unanchored" from where it is screwed in under the rear of the top frame (base of the B-Pillar on a Boxster).

Not sure if this will be helpful, but take a look at this DIY for a similar problem with Boxsters, your 911 may have similar mechanisms at play: http://sites.google....fallintoguidech

If it does help with your 911 top, let me know and I can add a few words to the DIY for 911 owners.

Regards, Maurice.

Maurice this is fantastic. I will have a look later today

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The tension cable going across the car from side to side is probably bound up in the sleeve. It happens on my car every once in a while. Open the top halfway to take the tension off, and you can fiddle with it until the top sits flat again.

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The tension cable going across the car from side to side is probably bound up in the sleeve. It happens on my car every once in a while. Open the top halfway to take the tension off, and you can fiddle with it until the top sits flat again.

Thanks - am really hoping it's that simple - but what am I looking for rolleyes.gif

Pic or diagram would be helpful... TIA

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Quick update:

It is the tension cable that goes along the passenger side.

I can pull it down - there's basically no tension (it's slack).

What's the part number of that cable?

Thanks

If it's the tension rope, it's part number 996 561 931 01.

One on each side, same part number for both sides.

Regards, Maurice.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi,

Just noticed today closing the top there's a gap as pictured below.

Any ideas?

I tried pulling it as i closed along that edge, didn't quite work...

FIX to the PROBLEM POSTED HERE

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/996-forum/574384-convertible-top-not-folding-closed-quite-right-pics-solved-2.html

Edited by roadsession
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