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gnetwerker

'04 C4S - gap in cabrio top (fabric to frame) one side only

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The photo below shows the problem I'm having. On the passenger side of the car only, the fabric of the top has pulled back from the frame. I've examined it closely and compared it to the other side, and cannot for the life of me see a difference, whether closed or half-open. While it is getting to the time of year I put on the hard top, I'd hate to waste these last few weeks of top-down driving weather. The top opens and closes fine, the hydraulics are fine, and there are no error codes. Any ideas on how to diagnose this?

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Perhaps one of the ties on that side has gone, but the fabric does not look taut so perhaps there are other problems.

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A cable runs inside that the round part of the edge of the top (I am sure it has a technical name for it). My car was doing the exact same thing earlier this year and I ordered a new cable. After I took it all apart It was simply the rivet that connects the cable to the frame. The rivet had sheared so I replaced the rivet works perfectly now. Try doing a google search of the site and you can find several posts about the fix. I will try and post if I can find it.

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This is the thread lots of good stuff about the problem you are having. http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/43151-convertible-top-question/. If you do it yourself feel free to PM if you have any questions. I was fortunate enough to have a local top installer give me a lot of advice and tips on how to do the job and for the most part it went smoothly.

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