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C2 Cab roof still rattles - help with part number

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Have tightening all the torx screws i can find and it still rattles on the drivers side. I can lift both sides a few millimetres each side when it is locked shut.

At the end of the 'hook' that catches with the screen there is evidence of some rubber that looks like it may have been an end cap or similar that press fits onto the hard plastic hook. Have looked on PET and seem there is a part no 996 561 706 01 described as a 'cap'. Have I lost this part from my roof fitting ?

Can anyone look at their cab fixing and tell me if I am missing something ?


1999 C2 Cab

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Sorry Loren I haven't been clear with this problem. It is not the hardtop that I have a problem with it is the folding soft top.

The hardtop sits in its padded bag all year round as I only use the car when the weather is dry. It is my wife that insists I put the cab roof up when we go out in it.

Do you have a replaceable end cap on the cab hooks on your car?


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Sorry to confuse. The part appears on the end of both hooks at either side of the soft top roof. It is shown as part number 8 on the attached extract from PET

I am trying to find out if my part 8 is missing or perished i.e. is it a seperate/press on piece ?

Thanks for your patience


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I think this is the bit your talking about. I had problems with this. The brocken end (round bit) you see is what causes it. The result is thetop fails to catch and the top won't close properly. To test if this is the bit, press it home just as it is trying to latch to the window frame with your finger. It should then lock. What I did slide it out and put some adhesive on it. It has never given me problems since. Loren will tell you the part number. Also I think there is a TSB for this.

Withoit this plastic cover hook thing, it fails to catch the microswitch and the top wont latch (unless you push it in while it tries to latch)





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Thanks scouser that is the most multi media reply I have ever received ! :D

Unfortunately the piece I am missing is on the end of the hooks at either end of the roof i.e. near the doors. Think I will just pop into the local OPC at the weekend and have a look at s showroom model to see what I am missing.

Thanks everyone for trying to help - I will advise the result.. ;)

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No probs Graham. I am very keen to know which bit your talking

about though. I can only see this one part on my cab that has a hook on

it that locks onto the screen. I don't see anything on either side of this.

Don do you know what bit(s) Graham is talking about?

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