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Help! Roof won't close ...

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Hi guys,

 

Bought my lovely roadster home last night and have had the roof up and down 3 times today. I went out for a final drive early evening with the "mrs" and she asked to put the roof up at 7pm (outside temp about 9/10 degrees). I pulled over and pressed the button and it did it's thing but unfortunately stopped at the last stage and wont close fully! The red warning light came on and the windows wouldn't shut! Waited for a while as roof up/down button stopped working. Tried again and again to no avail. Now the roof wont close completely or open even a little bit. Had to drive home holding roof down with our hands.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly received. Roof is currently open a little at the front. Gutted as only had the car 1 day!

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So.....the rear part of the roof won't close against the roof cover if I read this right

 

Sounds like it's could 5th bow motor failure .

 

 

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I think ( this may need verifying) but there is a way to release the mech to enable you close it manually. Don't force it though

 

Have a read if this http://www.350z-uk.com/topic/66400-how-do-you-manually-close-the-roadster-roof/

 

There are extra links in this thread that may help

 

Also have a look on the my350z forum

 

 

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Edited by Paul K

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Thanks everyone so far ... Tried again and still no luck :( Is it possible that at 9/10 degrees it was too cold to shut properly and might work in the morning when the temp is warmer???

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Oops. I didn't see that it was a 370

 

 

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The 370'roof isn't as prone to temperature as the 350 and I rarely hear of issues with the roof mechanism not shutting properly. Sounds like something may be faulty.

 

If you have only had the car 1 day I would be taking it back to the place you purchased it and get them to fix it, unless it was a private sale, otherwise I would take it to a specialist to get it investigated. Don't mess with the 370 roof, if anything gets it out of alignment you are in for big expensive problems.

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Yes it is a 370. I am waiting for the break down recovery people to see what is wrong. The motor makes a noise but it wont latch properly or even open now. It moves a bit closer to try and latch but then gives up a returns to the position I have attached here ... :dry:

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Just seen this thread.

Really sorry for you and so new into your 370Z ownership.

Hope the selling party sorts this for you.

Any news on what the problem is? Neve heard of a 370Z roof issue like this before :scare:

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Just to reinforce the message, as noted elsewhere on the forum, be careful letting non specialists deal with the 370 roof.

 

I know of one case where the roof adjustements/replacements caused the roof to become misaligned and the member went through a painful process of having 3 subsequent roofs fitted and each one caused gradual wearing of the material near the windows. They are fitted by laser and have to be dealt with by specialists. Sly at kaizer motor for example.

 

Hope you get it sorted.

 

 

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Its good news guys! Took it to Nissan main stealer and their master technician diagnosed the roof being stuck to the frame from lack of lubrication! Easy fix thank goodness!!!

 

Thanks for all the support and suggestions though guys!

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Well that's good news finally

 

 

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Edited by Paul K
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