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The soft roof on my mgtf will not fold down it sticks half way down

Why does the roof not go down ?

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I cant open my roof wont open it says folding roof mechanism faulty. it is a peugeot 207cc

Hard top folding roof? Have the codes read. I don't work on Peugeot, But I work on others. They have a ton of sensors on them. You need to know which one is acting up. Is it the sensor or a wire or module.

Aug 05, 2016 | Peugeot Cars & Trucks

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Soft roof does not open

Find the two plastic caps sitting behind the sun visor on either side of the car. Gently prise them out, be careful as years of sun may have made them brittle. Behind the caps you should see a hexagonal head that the manual roof tool fits into (failing that use an allen key). Turning these hex heads will unlock the front soft top locks. (can't recall if it was clockwise or anti-clockwise, so be careful!). I found that you need to start one side, then unlock the other side, then come back to the first side and finish the job off. At this stage you should be able to lift the top up slightly to see it's no longer engaged in the front locks. Now move to the boot.

In the back of the boot you should see two small pieces of the trim that will lift out. These will be located on each side near the boot hinge mechanisms. Lift the trim peices out and you should see a lever (mine is made from cad plated something or other, ie it's a gold colour) and it will have red paint on it.

Fit the spanner/wrench end of the manual roof tool, or otherwise a 10mm open ended spanner, onto the small nut welded into the end of that red lever. I started on the left side(passenger side), levering gently down will unlock, and gently up will lock). You may need to alternate between each side, undoing a little and then swapping. NOTE: I found the levers won't budge unless the soft or hard top 'pins' are physically sitting in the lock holes. Don't force the levers as they should move quite easily.

Now that you have both the front and back locks undone, the last part is to unlock the tonneau or rear deck (soft top roof compartment). To do this you need the 10mm spanner/wrench again. You will find two hex heads tucked down in between the roll bar and the side of the interior trim (about 6-8 inches from the door frames), fit the spanner onto the head and turn until the tonneau cover releases. You should now be able to fold the soft top down by first raising the rear section of the soft top until the back lip is pointing to the sky, then lift the front section along with the rear section down into the compartment. I guess getting it back out is a reverse of the procedure above. Hoepfully I've got it all right as I've done it from memory.

Jul 12, 2008 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz Sl Class

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My top does not work

Diagnostic Starting Point - Roof (Folding Top)
Begin the system diagnosis with the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle in Vehicle DTC Information. The Vehicle System Check will provide the following information:
The identification of the control modules which commands the system

The ability of the control modules to communicate through the serial data circuit

The identification of any stored diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and their status

The use of Vehicle System Check will identify the correct procedure for diagnosing the system and where the procedure is located.
Have vehicle scanned for DTC'S . The power roof has a number of DTC'S that can be set ,could make diagnosing easier !
DTC B1010 DTC B1296 DTC B1307 DTC B1325 DTC B1335 DTC B1345 DTC B1395 DTC B316A DTC B3602 DTC B3669 DTC B366A DTC B366B DTC B366C DTC B366D DTC B366E DTC B3674 DTC B3675 DTC B367A DTC B367B DTC B367F DTC B3680 DTC B3683 DTC B3685
There are a number of sensors for your convertible top !
DTC B1010 08: System Sensors Data Mismatch signal invalid
DTC B1010 08 sets when the folding top control (FTC) module detects a switch is not in the proper state when compared to other switches. The conditions that cause DTC B1010 08 to set may also set other Folding Top DTCs. The position and direction of the folding top when the fault occurs will determine whether DTC B1010 08 will set or another Folding Top DTC will set. If any Folding Top DTCs between DTC B1296-DTC B3685 are set, diagnose those DTCs first. After diagnosing any other Folding Top DTCs, clear DTCs and operate the Folding Top to see if DTC B1010 08 resets before diagnosing it.
DTC B1296 01: Movable Roof Header Unlatched Sensor Circuit short to battery

DTC B1296 06: Movable Roof Header Unlatched Sensor Circuit short to ground or open

DTC B1296 58: Movable Roof Header Unlatched Sensor Circuit incorrect reaction after event

DTC B1296 59: Movable Roof Header Unlatched Sensor Circuit circuit/component protection time out
You best bet is to take your vehicle to a ASE certified repair shop or to a GM dealer .
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Jan 14, 2016 | 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible

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How do i manually put the roof up on a renault megane 2000 convert

Sorry, they just don't put manual controls on them. If they did that, How would they be able to sell you expensive electrical parts?

Dec 08, 2014 | Renault Cars & Trucks

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Mini cooper convertible roof wont open, any clues to why?

Sounds like something has let go like a shaft or rod the is in thge mecinism.

Jul 29, 2014 | 2004 Mini Cooper

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Hi. There are 2 flaps, one left, one rights the fold back when the roof is retracted. they are triangular in shape, and fold in half just behind wher the rear windows should be. check that these have folded back, it is normaly the right side that does not fold. reposition this flap and if the roof works the a simple string correction will be needed.

Apr 03, 2014 | 2007 Volkswagen EOS Convertible

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Soft top fault

This needs to go to the dealer to have the systems control module scanned for fault codes during an "active" test cycle.

Jul 26, 2012 | 1996 Saab 900

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I have a 2004 new beetle convertible and when I put the soft top down, the car starts beeping when I excelerate and the roof image where the temperature is supposed to be. I do not think it can go down any...

The top on you car is not completely folded back, once the roof appears to be seated keep holding the open button until you hear another click, If this doesn't work it means the roof parked sensor is not working which unfortunately will mean a trip to the dealer.

Mar 03, 2012 | 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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My soft top is not working, wont go down, when I release the catch the windows go down and when i press the up button to close thr roof the windows close but roof doesnt

No doubt your soft top issue has long been resolved but just in case someone has a similar issue:
I started to open my A4 Soft top externally using the door key method and like an idiot I must have disengaged the key before the soft top was fully down. I was unable to activate the opening or closing of the soft top automatically using either the key or soft top switch inside. I then manually closed the soft top using the users handbook and manual tool supplied. Soft top would still Not open automatically and the soft top alarm would activate. I solved the issue by manually opening the soft top fully and then manually closing the soft top fully. This seemed to have reset whatever had gone askew.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

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Roof not working

u have to turn the engine off

Oct 18, 2008 | 2001 Alfa Romeo Spider

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