Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

top unevenly closed

Recommended Posts

The left corner of my convertible top sits about 1cm further to the windscreen compared to the right corner. It has been like this for a while. I am still able to latch it close with minimal effort.

I have been reading the posts here. It seems like I have a plastic cable sleeve lengthening problem. And as I understand it, the way to fix it is either buy two new cables and replace the old ones with some adjustments to allow for the different length of the new cables; or simply cut a bit of the old plastic sleeve off the cable.

Is this correct?

I am going to do this DIY. Just in case the weather doesn't hold, approximately how long does this process take to DIY?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is not the sleeve lengthening problem. That problem results in the breaking of things as one side lifts and the other does not. Your problem is that the top transmissions are a little out of sync. You need to take off one of the transmissions cables and spin it in the appropriate direction to line up the two sides.

While you are doing this you can check to see if you may also have the sleeve lengthening problem. When you remove the cable you can check to see if the inner part extends about 3/4" out of the sleeve. If so then you do not have a problem (at least yet). If it only sticks out about 1/4" then you should consider replacement or cutting back the sleeve.

If you can live with the 1 cm difference then you can also just leave it alone.

If you only have to resync the two side it would take about 5 minutes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.