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#1 GIDDLEPIN

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:19 PM

When folding the hood there is a link strap that runs across from one side to the other, if this is missing or has become disconnected then you will get the dreaded "Ears" syndrome, this literally looks like a pair of ears sticking out when the hood is parked.
Below are some pictures that will give you an idea.

As you start folding the hood back you should see it lifting upwards at the joint, this is where you will see the ends of the bridging strap
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This is the part attached to the hood and it has a popper fitting for the strap
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Viewed from inside the hood, here is the end of the strap....this goes round the outside of the hood frame then threads through a tunnel stitched in the hood
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A sequence of how it should work
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How it should look parked
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More hint's and tips can be found HERE

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#2 Teddylicious

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 05:24 PM

Oh oh, I think my strap has been broken since I got the car, I take it my car shouldn't look like this?...

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 06:17 PM

Your top seems to be sitting high, was it cold when you folded it down?

When closed it should look like this...

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:53 PM

Unfortunately It was shorts weather, no cold excuse that I could of clung on to :(

It's always been like this from day dot, what do I need to do to remedy it?

BTW - Niiiice motor, looks pretty good!!

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:37 PM

When you fold the roof down try gently pushing the window down into it's final position (make sure nothing is on the rear shelf) before putting the rest of the hood down.

It could just be the angle of the picture, but it looks like your roof sits a good 6" higher than it should do.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for your pointer, I've just tried a bit of prodding and poking and it's worked a treat, looks alot better now.

It feels as if the bar in the soft top towards the rear of the car is not been pulled down by anything. A quick push and all looks good.

thank you for your guidance. :D

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:48 PM

Thanks for this. MY roof wasnt sitting properly when folded, so I checked what was shown, nope theyre fine! So I looked a little deeper and saw a bottle of Ribena was lodged where the RHS of the folding mechanism would sit! (I'd like to mention it must have been there since i got it a few months ago) Removed that and it now folds soo easy and much lower then it used to1 :D

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:40 PM

Hi guys,

Is there anyway to get hold of the photos that were posted, they're not displaying for me and I've definately got the soft-top ears going on most of the time.

When I got my MR-S the strap that runs through the roof was not attached at both ends, and after attaching it how I thought it should be attached one of the buttons kept getting caught in the driver side roof support. Oddly it didn't happen on the passenger side, so I think I must have done it completely wrong or atleast didn't make it symetrical.

I think the photos might help

Many thanks!

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

If you send me a PM with your email address I'll forward the pictures in this thread.

They don't all belong to me, but as they are posted on a public forum they are in the public domain.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:59 PM

Thanks cfc1, photos seem to be working at home. Must have been blocked at work.

Edit: Wow GIDDLEPIN your roof and black plastics look amazing, and cfc1 is that a DVD player?

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