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99 Cab Right Rear Side Flap Malfunction


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I own a 1999 C2 cabriolet. The "bat-wing" flap underneath the cabriolet cowling on the passenger side does not raise up when in cab mode. I looked at both sides and cannot see any malfunction, distortion, or broken components in the flap. I know that you can remove these using the tab and pushing it toward the rear of the vehicle. Has anyone else experienced this and found a fix? TIA for any help. BTW, this is a great forum for those who love their P-CARS!!

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I own a 1999 C2 cabriolet. The "bat-wing" flap underneath the cabriolet cowling on the passenger side does not raise up when in cab mode. I looked at both sides and cannot see any malfunction, distortion, or broken components in the flap. I know that you can remove these using the tab and pushing it toward the rear of the vehicle. Has anyone else experienced this and found a fix? TIA for any help. BTW, this is a great forum for those who love their P-CARS!!

I have a 99 C2 Cab as well and when I got the car the passenger side flap wasn't working properly. What I did is take them both off and compared them (even thought they are mirror images of each other).

I found that one of the metal components on the bad one was bent. I very carefully straightened it out using visegrip pliers and then gave them a bit of lubrication.

When I put them back in they worked perfectly and haven't given me any more trouble. I have no clue how it got bent.

Good luck with it.

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I own a 1999 C2 cabriolet. The "bat-wing" flap underneath the cabriolet cowling on the passenger side does not raise up when in cab mode. I looked at both sides and cannot see any malfunction, distortion, or broken components in the flap. I know that you can remove these using the tab and pushing it toward the rear of the vehicle. Has anyone else experienced this and found a fix? TIA for any help. BTW, this is a great forum for those who love their P-CARS!!

I have a 99 C2 Cab as well and when I got the car the passenger side flap wasn't working properly. What I did is take them both off and compared them (even thought they are mirror images of each other).

I found that one of the metal components on the bad one was bent. I very carefully straightened it out using visegrip pliers and then gave them a bit of lubrication.

When I put them back in they worked perfectly and haven't given me any more trouble. I have no clue how it got bent.

Good luck with it.

Thanks for the info!! I will remove the flaps this weekend and check it out. Hopefully I will see the same thing and be able to correct the issue.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finally got around to checking the "batwing" flaps. Readjusted the passenger side unit and when I lowered the top the flap was in the correct position. I think the arm was slightly misaligned and therefore was not touching the horizontal pin that pushes the flap into position. In any event, it is fixed and I am happy to report that it works every time now!

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