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Old Apr 11th, 2014, 07:25 AM
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Unhappy 2004 Mini Cooper Convertible Roof Problem

Hello all,

A couple of weeks ago I bought a used Mini Cooper Convertible, 2004 model.

My first Mini and very impressed so far.

I had the roof down for the first time a couple of days ago but on closing the roof noticed that the top part that joins with the windscreen does not appear to be going back in place properly and leaving a gap (see picture).

I have opened and closed the roof a couple of times but the same thing still happens, it was sealed properly when I got it.

Does anyone have any advice?

I presume it will leak when it rains if not corrected.

Thanks for your help.
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Old Apr 11th, 2014, 08:03 AM
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Hi there, yes that is gonna leak when it rains.

I think you should be able to crank it forward manually. if you look inside the roof there is the mechanism that takes the actual hood back, if you prise off the plastic cover there should be an allen socket there and if you get an allen key in there you should be able to move it forward. That is what you have to do if the mechanism fails.

I wonder if that is what the vendor has done, cranked it forward so it is closed and sealed and then left it. It could be that the cables have stretched or need adjusting but I have no idea how you go about that.

On a side note, it is nice to see that it is not only me that get's what appear to be dog hairs stuck to the roof.
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Hello,

Thanks for the advice.

I opened the box inside the roof to crank it with the allen key, but unfortunately there is a split in the shaft so the allen key fits in but just spins around I can feel it trying to grip but it will not. I was going to try a larger key but was afraid that this might break the shaft completely.

I took the car back yesterday to where I bought it and they had a look at it but said it should be okay, if it leaks bring it back. I looked at three other cooper convertibles that they have for sale on the forecourt and all the roof's are stopped at the same place as mine!

Although I do remember the roof going right up to the front seal when I first bought it which was 2 weeks ago.

Thanks again for your advice, if it leaks back it goes.
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I'll get you a photo of mine so you can compare. Don't wait for it to rain, chuck some water over it this weekend and see what happens.
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I would have thought a gap like that is not normal as surely you will get wind noise on the move? apart from the chance of water getting in that is?

The garage knew you were coming so made all their other MINIs look the same especially so you think its normal and they dont have to pay for repairs, wouldnt put that past them either!

Anyway it needs repairing if the emergency drive socket has split and wont operate so they need to do that for you??
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As The Nun says, they probably did that on the other cars to make it look normal.

Here are a couple of photos I have just taken of mine, now that is normal.

Take this to the garage and say that you want it sorted as this proves that it is definitely not right.
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And this one.
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It looks like part of the seal has been damaged. Open the roof just a bit and look at (and photo) the top of the screen and the front of the hood, to see which part has the problem.

Curiously, I don't see this seal listed in the parts list.
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