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Old 09-29-2010, 04:49 PM
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Sunrider problem

Hello, I'm having some problems with my softtop. The latch for the sunrider on the drivers side is incredibly difficult to get latched. Also, I'll find after driving it with the sunrider open it will unlatch itself and pop out. It's been happening almost everytime I open it, and never happens on the passenger side. This happening to anyone else? Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Just make sure that the hinge pins are securely locked into the clips on the door surrounds. I find that when mine isn't latched well, it is most difficult to latch/unlatch the header to the windshield clips.

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Old 09-29-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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I had the same issue with my 10 i take the velcro straps and secure them right over the bar where the pin is so the dont come undone havent had any problems since
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TR3Y is correct. make sure those latches are latched, sometimes its nearly impossible to get the header latches latched if they aren't.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #5
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If you're talking about those spring loaded pins that are above the doors.. I also found them very hard to get locked into place the first few times I tried using the Sunrider soft top. The trick I finally found to make it way easier to securely lock them, was to first undo everything on the back end of the roof (remove all the windows, and flip the rear side sails to the top of the roof). Once I did this, I saw that the whole roof structure moved very freely and made it a whole lot easier to get those dang pins locked into place (and be very sure that they are "truly locked" before you put everything back together).
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LOL I don't even have one of those locking pin things on the right side of my soft top, just the drivers side. I don't know if you have noticed or not, but the j clip that connects to the window piece when connecting your soft top moves freely of the actual level used to attach it. When I first got my soft top, it literally took me 20 minutes to get both sides up to where it locks, but once I figure out that you can grab that j hook and actually move it forward, then lock the level down, I can put my top up by myself in about 5 minutes with windows.
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Alos make sure the cross bar (from left to right between the spring clips) is seated against the rails (which run forward /backward). About half the time i have to reach in and pop this into place. The ends of this cross bar have a plastic bit which makes it fit against the rails.

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