First, just pop off the colored strip along the entire canopy; mine is a burgundy looking color. This is just pressed into the groove on the flat side that is on the bottom of the strip on the top canopy. You can sometimes get it off with your fingers, but might need to get it started first with a flat head screwdriver. One you start getting it to lift up, the rest pulls off very easily. Then the metal piece on the side will just pop down or up (can't remember which) and then you can remove the curved acrylic by just putting a hand on each side and pulling it out towards you; It is not heavy, but it is big and bulky so it is easier with 2 people but can be done with just one person. I am female and I have removed mine several time by myself. My husband and I just recently replaced all of the bulbs in mine, facial tanner included. Good Luck. It really is easy once you know the tricks. Also, you can download the manual at http://www.docstoc.com/docs/87389135/Sunvision-Pro-24S-Tanning-Manualpdf---WolffTanningBedcom. Sunvision Pro 24S Tanning Manual pdf WolffTanningBed com
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