If it does not make the transition in time, then the top folds into the rear compartment missing 1-3 inches of the clearance it needs and the fiberglass compartment cover will be unable to close on top of it. It will also put holes in your top on both sides as they don't fold down under and instead get crimped in the frame. I've had a 2003 and 2005 350Z with the same issue, and now a 2007 that has had the problem for 5 years. Good luck I tried the taking it apart and Cleaning but it didn't fix my problem at all. Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl. This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. I know for a fact it will go a little past 160mph.
Gently lift the battery out while holding the cables out of the way. Temp solution is to push that bar down as it retracts. Haartz Stayfast Canvas:A great Nissan 350Z convertible top fabric is Haartz Stayfast Canvas. You can purchase the parts yourself and repair it. Black bezel window welt, factory style retainers. Remove battery cover located under the hood on the passenger side in the back. Depress the foot brake pedal.
There is a bar that leans towards the front of the roadster when the top is up closed. We have observed this problem most frequently in 2004 models; however, not limited to 2004 Installation of Top and Rear Window or Headliner D. However the more common problem I have seen happens when the motor for the rear portion of the convertible top, referred to as the 5th bar, goes bad. The reason the roof is not working anymore as soon as there is stress on the roof the electric motors One operates the roof and the other operates the roof lid disengages, You said that the roof still worked but the lid did not so probably only the one motor disengaged. Move the top up an down a few times to work the oil in and then try putting it all the way down. If the roof is stuck get someone to hold down the open button and when the roof is in the up position, press the microswitch in on the passenger side at the base of the central bow. The new Nissan top is installed with rivets pop rivets which are included in our Nissan 350Z do-it-yourself packages and with reinstalled screws and bolts taken from the original Nissan convertible top and applied in the new 350Z soft top.
No guarantee against water leakage or damage caused by top frame. The battery terminals are removed with the 10mm wrench. Heavier is not better in most cases. Worst case it will pop the metal clip which holds the center of the cloth top to it it is the length of the bar and spot welded to it off. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density 36 oz.
This seems to have involved them stretching the fabric a bit. When all five fasteners are out you can remove the entire compartment cover. I did some research and some forums hint that it might be my 5th bow motor. When I am unable to close the back part of my top, I am also unable to open the top. This top comes with appropriate Nissan 350Z straps.
The nut is removed and the long bolt is slid out of the holder and then unhooked from it's bottom anchor. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. Must use rear bow tackstrip insert supplied. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. Each of these has a small black plastic circular flat topped center peg inside a larger plastic circular disk which has 4 slots under which you can slide the screwdriver to pop up the center peg. The battery terminals are removed with the 10mm wrench. I was able to purchase 3M elastic and 3M double sided tape industrial grade for both from amazon.
However, the tires are not rated that highly, so caution and updated rubber as well as parts brakes, clutch, suspension are advised but not required. Anyone else had this problem and will it go away when the temp rises or do I have a big bill looming? Special Note: If you are taking the top to an installer, they may still recommend getting the package special so they know they have everything they need for installation. Jiggle the metal bar over the top of the battery to unhook the back hook from its bottom anchor. Simply pry the plastic catch in the front, open it like a lid and jiggle it loose and set it aside. It is considered as either an exotic car or a tuner car by di … fferent people but Nissan says it's muscle. The other driver was estimated to be driving upon impact at 43 mph. Use the small flat screwdriver to pop up the center peg in the five peripheral fasteners holding down the plastic compartment cover that you just removed the battery cover from.
Had my 350z since 2005, had third party replace my top in 2014. It's back at the dealer again today! There seem to be several reasons as to why the top will fail to open and close but all of them easy to repair. The nut is removed and the long bolt is slid out of the holder and then unhooked from it's bottom anchor. With all of our great warranties and guarantees, its easy to see why AutoTopsDirect is the leading online distributor of premium convertible tops. It may happen that the two motors have become out of sync, Disengage both electric motors manualy put the roof away engage the motors and that should put the roof and lid back into sync.
Gently lift the battery out while holding the cables out of the way. Our warranty may cover it, but we did not buy it from a Nissan dealer. Jiggle the metal bar over the top of the battery to unhook the back hook from its bottom anchor. I'm not very good at explaining things very well but I thought I should put this up here because I thought this would be helpful. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: a the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and b the care and thoroughness of the installation. I had surgery on the removal of the mass and the lumbar spine repair 3 times.