Rattling soft top latch

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Aerotus
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Rattling soft top latch

Post by Aerotus »

Hi everyone

I have a significant annoying rattle from the centre latch behind the seats which you pull to release the soft top.

I think the spring has worn out so it rattles around a lot at low speeds on bumpy roads.

Anyone know what the easiest way is to fix this? Is this part available for order or is it easy to grease it with lithium grease or some other solution? Thanks

Aero



LB2020
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Re: Rattling soft top latch

Post by LB2020 »

Not much help on this, but i have the exact same rattling latch which drives me mental! If you find a fix let me know!

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Re: Rattling soft top latch

Post by Topdownman »

Its not the wind deflector rattling is it? I have heard of them coming loose so the perspex can move?

LB2020
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Re: Rattling soft top latch

Post by LB2020 »

For me its the latch 100%. Buzzing away behind my ear

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Aerotus
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Re: Rattling soft top latch

Post by Aerotus »

Definitely the latch not the wind deflector. Apparently changng a new latch means changing the whole rear plastic board which costs around 150 pounds and needs 1 hour labour!

J88TEO
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Re: Rattling soft top latch

Post by J88TEO »

I have seen some on eBay.
Try one of the breakers.
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