Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 112
Trouble Closing Latch After GAHH Install

Hi Guys, In the fall right before storing my car I got a GAHH top installed. Love it. In order to "let it stretch for 2 weeks" as instructed by the installer, I just parked it for the winter as usual figuring that would do the trick. This installer has been doing convertibles since the 1930s and generally know what they area doing.

Fast forward to yesterday. I got the car out of storage. I put the top down. No problem. I went to put the top up -- again no problem; until I went to latch it down.

The "hook" seems about 1/4 inch too far from the latch. Unless I get 2 guys outside to force the roof forward and down, it just won't latch.

Clearly I need to get that top another 1/4 forward. Is there an easy adjustment that can be done in convertible frame/assembly or other area that will do the trick?

Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions much appreciated!!

Thanks, guys!

d18mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
Registered User
 
jcb986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,266
You need to take it back to guy who installed it. I understand from some guys who have either DIY or had it done they had a fit problem. I believe one of the solutions is there is some material that can be removed in the front of your top.
__________________
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/x...6/PC120055.jpg

Old Hippie Young Heart
2000 S/3.2 Liter/Tiptronic/Boxster S Sport Package/Cruise Control/Slate Grey Metallic
Red Special Leather Interior/Red Floor Mats/Red Hand Painted Instrument Dials/Roll Bar/Windstop
Small Carbon Package/Leather Wrap Carbon Wheel/Center Console Exterior Color/Alum Carbon Shift Knob
AM/FM Radio w/CD Player & Changer/Digital Sound Package/18" Turbo Wheels/Wheel Caps w/Colored Crest
jcb986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NM
Posts: 22
You had a shop do this. They should fix it for you. If not, here are two ideas:

1. Park it out in the sun for a few days with the top up.

2. If that does not work, then you can adjust it just a bit in the back. To do the adjustment, put the top in the service position. Down by where the back cables connect to the car, you will see a block with a bolt (1 on each side). Counterclockwise reduces tension, allowing the top to sort of tip forward a bit more, which should allow you to close it. However, this of course affects other things as well...

wulfgang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page