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Convertible roof won't go down?

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Hi, my 2004 350z, only had for a few months. The roof won't go down. Windows go down, passenger seat goes forward but back doesn't go up nor does the roof move.  Any help would be great? Am I up for a motza to repair?

Also, am I supposed to be lubing anything on the roof?

Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.

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1.  I haven't looked , but i believe there may be manual override ,  check your service book.

2.  Try leaving the car in the sun to help soften the top.   The vinyl may be too stiff to fold.

 

3. Look up my350z.com ,  register ,  it's a big forum,  do a search in the  "350z tech" thread for "5th bow motor" .  Have a read.

Good luck ,  post up if you find a fix.

 

 

Edited by pez5

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Silly reply to start off but make sure you have your foot on the brake. It wont go back unless your are stationary and foot is on the brake.

I have the same model and I have found it does not like the cold as previous reply mentioned - must be the rigidity of the fabric. If its a cold morning, it will get about 75% of the way and get stuck. If its warm - goes back no problem. 

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