How to manually open soft top

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Am I ever in a bind!

I put the soft top up without the roof rails! Now the top is stuck half way and will not open or close.

Any thoughts?


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You will need a 4mm (I think that was the size ?) hex wrench to complete this process.

Should have come with the car.

It is a 2 person job

1st person holds up the rear of the top pressing it into the closed position

2nd person

Insert the hex wrench (right besides the rear top inside light) passenger side

use the hex wrench to stimulate the top drive motor mechanism by turning it clockwise? Dam can't remember the direction!!

Either way 2 things will happen it will engage the lock enabling you to now close the top with the console switch besides the shifter

or you can mechanically crank it shut manually


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It should detach from the B pillar if you press the release button. Putting the soft top up without the side bars in place isn't a problem, normally.

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