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Old February 24th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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When accessing the engine...

I had a little spare time on my hands so I decided to open the engine compartment and take a look at what kind of shape it was in. It was the first time I had opened it up and was very pleased with the ease of doing this. There were only a couple things that were a little annoying and I was hoping someone here had some suggestions:
1) Keeping the bottom of the top up and out of the way. If I was not holding it up, it would fall and make things more difficult.
2) The metal hinge that opens and closes with the top. Is there anything that can be done with it while I am working/looking around in the engine? --- I just thought of something (of course I think of it now that it is all put back together), after I unhook the top, would I be able to close the top so the metal hinge closes?

I know I most likely won't have to access/work in the trunk very often, it would just be nice that when I did, there weren't these two annoyances.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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1) Did you unhook the bottom of the top completely? There is a long plastic piece that pops loose and to cords (one on each side) that come off a ball attachment. With those removed, you should be able to fold up the top (02s have plastic windows right?). The window ends up getting folded and it all stays out of way.

2) Don't operate the top with the pieces unhooked.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #3
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I did release the cords on the sides. I guess I didn't pull the bottom up enough to keep it from falling back down.

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