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Old 11-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Minor leak

I've got a minor leak when it rains where the driver's door meets the convertible top, right next to the top of the windshield. The sealing strip seems to be in good shape -- no cracking, still pliable, etc.

The top has always (well, since I got the car this summer) required a bit of 'coercing' to close -- I have to pull it forward a bit to get the latch to grab.

I'm assuming I may need to adjust the roof cables a bit to loosen it up so it latches a bit more tightly? Can anyone point me at a good step by step for adjusting the roof cables?

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Old 11-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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I've got a minor leak when it rains where the driver's door meets the convertible top, right next to the top of the windshield. The sealing strip seems to be in good shape -- no cracking, still pliable, etc.

The top has always (well, since I got the car this summer) required a bit of 'coercing' to close -- I have to pull it forward a bit to get the latch to grab.

I'm assuming I may need to adjust the roof cables a bit to loosen it up so it latches a bit more tightly? Can anyone point me at a good step by step for adjusting the roof cables?
1st thing I would do is clean & treat the sealing rubber with silicone or ? & then with the car on level ground & fully charged battery close top as far as it will go electrically til dash light goes off & then putting 1 hand in each slot provided for this purpose fully seal & lock top. Then see if you still have a leak. I have no experience beyond this point.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Yeah, did some tinkering today, the left side of the top is just not as flush with the top of the windshield as the right -- just a smidge loose on that side... The rubber is all nice and soft, doesn't seem to be the problem...

I'm hoping I can just adjust the cabling to let it come in a bit tighter...

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