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Old Jun 13th, 2014, 12:30 PM
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Roof not quite closing and catching on rear headrests

Re. Mini Cooper S convertible

Hi, it seems I have a similar problem to this post on the forum:
194457-roof-fouling-rear-headrests-roll-hoops

The roof doesn't quite close (even with a little manual help). Also, when it retracts it is catching on the rear headrests and when fully down is resting/wedged against the back of the headrest. So much so that you have to pull the roof up to free it before pressing the close button.

Over time this has obviously frayed the fabric of the roof where it comes into contact with the headrest back and it has even started to 'blow' the hard panel behind - which appears to be fibreglass?

I've just bought this car (and love it!), so don't know the history of why this might have happened.

Has anyone had a similar problem, or any suggestions? It's due to rain tomorrow

Many thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 13th, 2014, 02:06 PM
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I've uploaded some images showing the problem here:
dropbox.com/sh/qa65x17d21lv5gs/AAB-GPeQAY4_r92Z8t6H9H8ra

A couple of other things to mention:

The car was previously involved in an accident, so I guess it's possible that the roof was taken off and then put back incorrectly
When closing the roof doesn't really get tight at all - only manual pressure on the top (either side) of the roof then pressing the close button gets the roof as tight as it can (2014-06-13 14.13.30.jpg and 2014-06-13 14.13.37.jpg)
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