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Old 30-05-2008   #16
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Re: Hardtop-problem. please help. I messed up bad!

Don't mess about, use one of these..........

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lol

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Hard top in summer
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Hard top in summer

Depends on where you live
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Ok guys - help required!

We just tried to take off the hardtop.
Step 1, open front clips - check (one of them had been open the whole time!)
Step 2, disconnect rear heated screen - this is where the trouble started.

Some of you may remember that not long after I bought the car the cable for the rear heated screen caught fire and filled the car with smoke. I had to take it back to the garage to be repaired. Well now when we came to disconnect the cable there is no little junction box (or whatever it is called) to unclip the cable. It appears that it has been rewired with no way to disconnect it - unless we are missing something (i hope we are!)

I will go out and take a photo and I am hoping that someone will tell me we are doing it wrong because otherwise I guess this might mean having to cut the wire to take the top off then rewire it again!?

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Re: Hardtop-problem. please help. I messed up bad!

I took some photos but realised I've left my phone cable at work so can't put them up till monday. But basically what we are looking at is a cable behind the drivers seat that come out of the top of the panel where the red switch is and then goes back into the side of the hard top, it has no break in it that I can see. Am I looking in the right place??

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Was looking forward to getting the top down this weekend
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Mechelle will be easy enough to cut the cable and add connectors so you can plug it in next time, so that's not a worrying issue.
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Hi Alan
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I will post the pictures before I cut anything just to make sure I'm doing the right thing. Is it as simple as cutting through it with scissors?

I'm just absolutely sick and tired of shoddy and lazy workmanship at the moment. If its not stuff on the house its the car!
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As Alan said its not a big job you can just pick up a connector at Halfords. Just check the connetor can run with the current load.
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5 mins job Shel, you will need some of these once you have cut the wire.......



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5 mins job Shel, you will need some of these once you have cut the wire.......



Tut tut Lee that's cowboy stuff mate.

Mechelle don't cut both wires at once or you'll cause a short and maybe will blow a fuse or maybe even burn your hand take the outer shielding off then cut one wire at a time. Or disconnect the battery first.

Re the connectors you can get some good ones from model shops that connect between radio controlled cars and batteries they come with clips that will be easy to use in future. If you want I can solder you some on next time you are up this way. Or send you a clip that will connect well as well as being able to take the current.
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Um, I was trying to get across the general idea!! Didn't look closely at the fact they are not shielded!!
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Um, I was trying to get across the general idea!!
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if you want to be on the safe side.. always disconnect battery first before cutting any wire. You might still cause short by accident even if you are not cutting both at the same time.

But have a good look... it might be that they have ticked the connector away inside some crevice in the bulkhead.

There should also a be a "dummy" plug/socket (actually some plastic holder) on the buldhead somewhere (hidden by safetybelt) where you can "plug-in" the connector when the hardtop is not on/connected
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Quote Originally Posted by RnRollie View Post
if you want to be on the safe side.. always disconnect battery first before cutting any wire. You might still cause short by accident even if you are not cutting both at the same time.

But have a good look... it might be that they have ticked the connector away inside some crevice in the bulkhead.

There should also a be a "dummy" plug/socket (actually some plastic holder) on the buldhead somewhere (hidden by safetybelt) where you can "plug-in" the connector when the hardtop is not on/connected
This is what I'm wondering. I don't want to get the scissors out and then find that they have done it but it's somewhere I can't see! Here is a pic. I'm going to get my boss to have a look in a bit and see if he can see anything.


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