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Author Topic: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)  (Read 17359 times)

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Offline crisco

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2018, 05:28:06 PM »
I want to give out a Thank You to U4EA! :urock:
My passengerside buttress gave out on the way home today.  :gaah:
Got home came here to Kappaperfomance and in 10 minutes I had my trunk working again!
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2018, 11:13:07 AM »
Another note not sure if this is your root cause: I've totally jacked up the top where it flys open when you're going fast.  I found if you release the main lock on the front of the top, it will create slack to unjam the pin from the trunk hole (the pin is putting lots of pressure, so friction holds the buttress in).  This assumes you don't have an issue with the cable release mechanism that is.
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2018, 10:10:03 PM »
No, just the plastic clip that keeps the ball at the end od the cd able for the buttress failed and broke apart.
Fixed it with a plastic wire tie.
But thanks for info.
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2018, 10:07:21 AM »
Another note not sure if this is your root cause: I've totally jacked up the top where it flys open when you're going fast.  I found if you release the main lock on the front of the top, it will create slack to unjam the pin from the trunk hole (the pin is putting lots of pressure, so friction holds the buttress in).  This assumes you don't have an issue with the cable release mechanism that is.

This is my problem.  When I had new canvas put on my top, the place has it adjusted so it is hard to get the top to latch and I think that puts too much pressure on the pin.  I can usually get the buttresses to release when I unlatch the top.  I need to adjust the top, but I never remember to look on here for how to do that.

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2021, 06:04:17 PM »
I can't get mine to latch without a couple slams. And sometimes it pops up on it own.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 06:07:43 PM by KEP3 »

 

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