Bloomin' roof - why now?!! - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > Maintenance & MINI Care


Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window movement during the roof operation k3fus First Generation MINI Convertible 2 May 9th, 2014 09:46 AM
2009 possible leaking convertible roof Wall7474 Welcome New Members 1 Jan 18th, 2014 07:51 PM
water ingress through roof Sticky41 First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jan 13th, 2014 03:07 PM
54 convertible roof wear: is there a solution? Mervthemini First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jul 26th, 2012 10:51 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 1st, 2014, 03:49 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Local Time: 05:57 AM
United Kingdom
DIY Bloomin' roof - why now?!!

Well, its been about four months since I needed to carry out running repairs on my '05 One Convertible so I should have known I was due for something to break or wear out.

Sunshine hits the UK, I think ooh great I'll put the roof down. Well I can get it to sunroof level of opening, but then it just won't go down the full way. Its not working is you can hear the motor trying but nothings happening, just when you press the button for the second stage of open, nothing at all happens. Its just a whole lot of nothingness.

So presumably if the motor can open it half way, the motor must be alright?? When it opens it to sunroof only openness level ( or SOOL as its known in technical circles), it does so normally and completely evenly/equally (which also leads me to think that its nothing to do with one of the cables being knackered).

Now I've heard tell that it can be something to do with the parcel shelf and some mystery button or catch that if it's not engaged, the roof just won't open. The trouble is, the parcel shelf seems fully in place to me - I could do with knowing exactly where this button/catch/lever thingy is and how I can determine if that is the problem or not.

Or, is there a fuse specifically for the opening of the full roof that might be the simp!e explanation??

Cheers!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 12:29 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 463
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
I have a 2011 Convertible but the parcel shelf sits on a micro switch on the left hand side (I think left hand side). Friend had an 06 convertible and that used t be a bit of a nightmare, just took the slightest thing in the boot to trip the switch.

Have you tried moving the parcel shelf about to see if it needs to be re-seated for the roof to operate?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 12:32 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Local Time: 05:57 AM
United Kingdom
Hi and thanks for replying. I poked my head in the boot at the weekend when I was once again replenishing my disappearing coolant, and I pressed on the parcel shelf which sits in like a notch on either side right? Like a little grey peg type sticky out bit that sits in the notch either side so the parcel shelf can go up or down or be taken out if needed..... It appeared to me to be correctly seated in there - it certainly wasn't half up on one side. When you say on the left side, do you mean the left as you look at the parcel shelf through the boot, or from inside he car it's on the left (!!)?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 08:07 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 463
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
Left as you are looking in the boot.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 08:27 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 463
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
Yes definitely left hand side, took these pics for you, bit blurred as I was holding up the back of the hood.

First two are looking to the left of the boot from outside, one is the parcel shelf in position, the other is the parcel shelf held up showing the switch. The third one is showing the parcel shelf. I think yours will be different with it being a 2005.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	34.2 KB
ID:	175106  
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 08:28 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 463
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
Couldnt attach more than one photo.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	37.4 KB
ID:	175114  
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 08:29 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 463
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
And the other one
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	37.0 KB
ID:	175122  
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Jun 3rd, 2014, 08:44 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Local Time: 05:57 AM
United Kingdom
Wow thanks for doing that!! I would have sat and had a fiddle about last night but it started tipping down so that was my plan scuppered. I'll actually print these off and have a proper look as I think this is what it must be to do with seeing as it opens to sunroof level with absolutely no problem (well, I hope that's the problem as I've heard tell how much new motors are and that would just about wipe out my finances completely!!). Thanks for taking the time to upload all these piccies - that was really really kind of you.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Jun 3rd, 2014, 08:54 AM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 463
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
No problem, let us know how you get on.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Jun 4th, 2014, 08:46 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Local Time: 05:57 AM
United Kingdom
Well, I had a good rummage around in the boot last night, but have to say not anywhere in my '05 model could I see the piece that gets pushed in by the parcel shelf to keep the roof activated - there is no button/sticky outy bit that I could see at all. The pegs of the parcel shelf literally just sit in a groove - there's no device/button/or anything in there.

I used the levers to half open the back rear of the roof like you can you enable loading of larger items into the boot, I pushed pulled and generally shoved around the parcel shelf and then i tried the roof and it opened perfectly well! I don't think I actually DID anything though - but suppose something somewhere must have shifted and that's what made the roof activate again.

So I shall literally, if it happens again, just have to go into the boot and shove things around a bit in the hopes that it will get it working again - although which bit of which part I'm moving around and thumping is actually effecting the roof to work, I still don't know! But thanks to you all for your help as I was worried about a huge bill for a new motor which wasn't making me too happy.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Jun 4th, 2014, 08:53 AM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,161
Local Time: 04:57 AM
United Kingdom Male
Ha that made me laugh.
I remember a friend years ago used to hit his engine with a hammer before it would start, actually he hit the starter motor as it used to stick, but people walking by used to stop and look in amazement as it started, I think they went off thinking hmmm I must try that on my engine when it doesnt go, so theres all these people doing a Basil Faulty with a hammer on their car if it doesnt start, .
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Jun 4th, 2014, 09:00 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Local Time: 05:57 AM
United Kingdom
That's made me chuckle!!! I have given it a good kick on several occasions I've got to admit during a period when I had a tyre that kept going flat. I was often to be seen on the M42 of a morning heading towards Coventry cursing and swearing as I pumped the blessed thing up again. Another problem was the ******ing windscreen - the washer fluid froze no matter what I did and driving in that direction I had the joy of full morning sunshine on a screen that was completely frozen. Cue another trip to the hard shoulder....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window movement during the roof operation k3fus First Generation MINI Convertible 2 May 9th, 2014 09:46 AM
2009 possible leaking convertible roof Wall7474 Welcome New Members 1 Jan 18th, 2014 07:51 PM
water ingress through roof Sticky41 First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jan 13th, 2014 03:07 PM
54 convertible roof wear: is there a solution? Mervthemini First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jul 26th, 2012 10:51 AM

» Recent Threads
How to reset BMW 3 Series Sedan airbag light?
Today 03:42 AM
Last post by yellowbend
Today 03:42 AM
0 Replies, 35 Views
Thinking of buying a 2002.
Today 03:25 AM
by edcasey
Last post by edcasey
Today 03:25 AM
0 Replies, 46 Views
$95 @ Willow Springs raceway November 29-30, 2014
Today 02:06 AM
by harvie
Last post by harvie
Today 02:06 AM
0 Replies, 42 Views
Cooper S Pulley Advice
Apr 22nd, 2010 10:16 AM
by Richy92
Last post by nickcornwell88
Yesterday 10:46 PM
16 Replies, 19,033 Views
tempremental xenon headlights
Aug 29th, 2014 09:38 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:45 PM
5 Replies, 991 Views
RS56 Cooper S Power Issues?
Nov 15th, 2014 12:18 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:13 PM
3 Replies, 327 Views
Rear wiper cracked and broken off... what next??
Yesterday 09:12 AM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 09:03 PM
4 Replies, 226 Views
Cooper s 2003 has issues !!!
Nov 18th, 2014 07:21 PM
Last post by Mini.mjb
Yesterday 08:56 PM
9 Replies, 575 Views
Mini Mk1 MFSW - Radio controls only question
Yesterday 08:13 PM
by lmm1986
Last post by lmm1986
Yesterday 08:13 PM
0 Replies, 80 Views
Upcoming Holiday News
Yesterday 02:34 PM
by CARiD
Last post by CARiD
Yesterday 02:34 PM
0 Replies, 94 Views
More Ship Tracking
Jul 24th, 2005 11:25 PM
by nclorax
Last post by LiquidBreadMan
Yesterday 01:52 PM
28 Replies, 23,243 Views
Bystanders lift MINI to end 'stand-off' with tram
Yesterday 12:22 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:56 PM
1 Replies, 151 Views
Pictures of the Internals of the getrag gearbox and rebuild walk through
Yesterday 04:41 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 12:50 PM
3 Replies, 200 Views
Roof bars and Xenon lights
Nov 17th, 2014 10:36 AM
Last post by daveaasmith
Yesterday 07:52 AM
6 Replies, 461 Views
Wanting rid of chrome scoop and mirrors
Nov 18th, 2014 09:54 AM
Last post by daveaasmith
Yesterday 07:48 AM
6 Replies, 459 Views
gtt induction
Nov 18th, 2014 11:24 AM
Last post by rob955triumph
Yesterday 06:38 AM
13 Replies, 540 Views
Transmission failed
Nov 12th, 2014 12:48 PM
Last post by Thegearboxman
Yesterday 04:56 AM
2 Replies, 378 Views
brake lights stuck on?
Oct 27th, 2004 11:47 PM
Last post by Restyle
Nov 20th, 2014 10:11 PM
105 Replies, 36,732 Views
LA Auto Show Coverage
Nov 20th, 2014 09:09 PM
Last post by AutoGuide.com
Nov 20th, 2014 09:09 PM
0 Replies, 178 Views
BMC Works Display - Goodwood 2014
Nov 20th, 2014 08:15 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Nov 20th, 2014 08:15 PM
1 Replies, 191 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2