How difficult to fix this?

Old 05-24-2011, 05:45 PM
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How difficult to fix this?

The problem is getting to the backside of it.
It got progressively looser and then just popped out.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:52 PM
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from what i have creeped on around this website... i believe that you have to take the center thing out.... but dont rely on my observation
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Gadgetmanconnor View Post
from what i have creeped on around this website... i believe that you have to take the center thing out.... but dont rely on my observation
I think that you're correct. BTW, that's not the answer I was looking for.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:14 PM
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I've gutted my interior to get at the soft top frame/motors. I was not near as bad as I expected. That said, as you can see from the instructions below that I got off the web(s2kca) the center glove box is step 6 so it's not exactly a cake walk unless somebody else on here has a shortcut. Oh, and I found the hardest part of the whole job #5, I could not for the life of me get that dumb tray out and over the roll hoops. Top up, top down, I just had a heck of a time getting that large tray piece out of car! For me that really was the only hard part of the whole job. But maybe that was just me... But I do think you need that out to get at the rear lower glove box screws if I remember correctly.

1. Remove seats.

2. Remove plastic trim (door sills, rear corner plastic, rear plastic).

3. Remove center console to get to the screws holding down the glove box.

4. Remove the trunk liners and the spare wheel to get to some clips holding down the rear plastic roof well trays.

5. Now remove all the roof well plastic pieces by unclipping the plastic body clips (this has to be done with the soft top in the 'up' position.

6. Once roof well plastics are removed, put the soft top in the 'down' position. Remove the glove box organizer.

7. Now remove the roll hoops.

8. You should now have access to the soft top assembly and motors. Unplug all soft top electrical clips.

9. Raise the top by hand and remove the 8 or 10 bolts holding the rear of the top down to the rear of the car.

10. Lower the top. Now remove the 4 bolts on each side holding the soft top frame to the chassis of the car.

11. Before lifting the assembly out of the car, make sure the soft top sides have been separated from the folds of rubber seal around the rear of the roof well.

12. Have a helper lift the assembly straight out.

13. Now have fun reassembling the plastic liner pieces back into place.

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:18 PM
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you dont heve to do all that i just fixed mine take the panel off behind the seal u can reach your arm inside the panel and screw it on from there it pretty easy
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:19 PM
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:30 AM
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That thread you posted is on the right track. Post if it doesnt work out. I just put the interior back in to mine a week ago so its all fresh in my mind if you need to take more out.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:55 AM
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doug, it's as simple as that. if you cant get your hand back there still, you can lift up the center console and remove a few extra screws at the bottom of the glovebox (i did this first, so i'm not sure how much it helped, but it did seem to give more clearance)
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:00 AM
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Put a little Loctite on the threads so it doesn't happen again. It's easier to put the nut back on if you have little monkey hands. I don't.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Jimbo View Post
Put a little Loctite on the threads so it doesn't happen again. It's easier to put the nut back on if you have little monkey hands. I don't.
Funny you mentioned that. I stopped by the hardware store on the way home from the Post Office and picked up some blue Loctite. (I only want to do this job once!)
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:41 PM
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Fixed!!!! (major PITA) I'll wait until the Loc-Tite fully cures before I unplug the Garmin cable.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:03 PM
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I couldn't find any "metal cylinder thing" when I tried to do the fix like this:

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Any suggestions? How big is the cylinder? Could it have become loose and dropped somewhere?
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owning the homanuelD THEpart manual are a wonderful hing.

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Old 06-09-2011, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by smohan123 View Post
I couldn't find any "metal cylinder thing" when I tried to do the fix like this:

Any suggestions? How big is the cylinder? Could it have become loose and dropped somewhere?
I had the same issue. It's a very tinny, ring-like fitting. But, it must be on the wire harness somewhere back there because the only way to remove it is to disconnect the power outlet. I just followed the wires back from the back of the outlet until my fingers felt the fitting and slid it back onto the outlet.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:10 AM
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Weird Guys, I was just thinking about digging into my S2000 this morning and tightening up the cigarette lighter socket and was reading the forum and found this. Now I know how to do it.

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:34 AM
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Weird Guys, I was just thinking about digging into my S2000 this morning and tightening up the cigarette lighter socket and was reading the forum and found this. Now I know how to do it.

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1 beer job brah.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:19 PM
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No, it was 2 beers. Had to have my wife hold the plastic piece out just a bit to keep it from cutting into my hand. Finished the beer on the chairs out front. Didn't take long at all.

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:07 PM
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Yeah, I had some pretty good gouges in my wrist after that job.
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thanks for the Cig lighter write up
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