Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 05:26:34 GMT
From: "MJK" <>
Subject: Re: Small problem with convertible - anyone got any ideas please?

Common Problem. It's happened to my 97 900SE Convertable twice. My neighbor has a 96 and it's happened to his too. When it happens, the spring just seems to disappear. The first time it happened, the car was under warranty and the dealer just replaced the part. I'm out of warranty now. My wife drives the car and she hasn't complained so I'm just leaving it. Mike "Dave" <> wrote in message news:bhdcim$lsh$ > I have a 1998 900 convertible and the small plastic cover which fills the > slot left by the hood frame has stopped popping up on the drivers side (I > probably didn't explain that very well) > When the hood folds down it leaves a slot in the rear cover adjacent to the > rear seat squab and a small plastic cover pops up to fill it in. On the > drivers side this no longer happens. I can manually pull it up and it stays > put but the spring that makes it pop up automatically seems to have > vanished. Does anyone know if this can be accessed without stripping out the > back seat or the hood bag in the trunk? > Also is this a common fault - eg am I likely to need to need new bits or > does the spring just come off sometimes and just need reconnecting? > Any help would be appreciated as I don't want to spend hours stripping bits > out only for someone to say "you didn't wanna do shoulda done > THIS..... > > Thanks > > >

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