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02-24-2003, 12:31 PM
Yesterday after going for a drive to town with the top down I was putting the top back up with the key in my door(luckily!) and noticed that a piece of plastic which slides in and out and pivots up and down with one of the mechanical arms(kind of recessed into the black trim nearest the drivers side window) was out of it\'s slider-groove. It was subsequently pulling up the black trim between this now empty slot and the seat, bending furiously! Yikes! If I hadn\'t been back there watching this exact spot, I\'d never noticed it and something surely would have broken. I managed to take this piece off the little spring and shaft inside the spring, slide it back into it\'s running grooves(for lack of a better term to describe it), put the spring end back on, and it tested fine a couple times.

Good grief, both bad luck and good luck. What might have caused this?

Silverton, Oregon
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2003 Motorsport White/Cinn Cab, Alum tr,smg, xenon, HK, winter, hardtop, Platinumvisions, painted reflectors,PIAA extreme whites, Hdw'd V1

02-24-2003, 12:38 PM

02-24-2003, 12:43 PM
You just have to slide the plastic part back in place.

cord) broke twice! not same problem tho M3cabowner
02-24-2003, 12:50 PM

02-24-2003, 01:40 PM

02-24-2003, 05:34 PM

02-24-2003, 10:42 PM
...when I accidently pressed on the piece while the top was down. It is pretty easy to deform and have it pop out of the track using light pressure. Chances are, someone leaned on your car at just the right spot to pop the sliding cover.
I've been more careful since's a b_tch to get back in!

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