Date: Sun, 04 Jul 1999 10:47:53 -0700
From: Al Muniz <>
Subject: Re: Help: Convertible top problem - Thank you.

On 1999/06/30 wrote >Sounds like what just happened to my 93 convertible yesterday. The bolt that >connects the main lifting linkage had fallen out. The linkage is located in the >area just inside the rear windows under the vinyl covers. It was a special bolt >with an eccentric, and nylon bushing attached. The bolt was jammed in the >linkage, and the nut was down on the floor. If this is your problem, you can look >at the other side to see how it goes together. To replace the bolt, I had to jog >the top open a bit. Sure enough, that was what happened with mine. I opened the vinyl covers and the linkage was unattached. The screw was inside, down just within arms reach. So with the precision of a neurosurgeon I carefully reached in -- an knocked it down completely out of reach! I should have mentioned that it was neurosurgeon with a bad amphetamine habit. Oh well, this looks like a much easier (and cheaper) problem to fix than the cylinder having gone bad. Thanks much to all who responded, Al -- Albert Muniz Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley 510.643.1420 (fax) 510.524.8275 (home)

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