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Hi All, 

I wonder if anyone could help me. I went to put my roof up and it won't move. I get a warning that says 'check retractable hardtop system'. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know hope to manually close the roof? Thank you in advance for any help. 

Philip 

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That sounds a nightmare. Hopefully you have it sorted by now, if not, does this PDF help?

Manual roof.pdf

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Thanks Glyn, I am on the case and will let you know how I get on. 

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Having read the pdf, I think that the car can stay with a cover over it tonight, as taking the boot lid off and bits of the roof seem beyond me tonight. Thanks Glyn for your help. 

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No problem matey, shame I don't live a bit closer as that extract admits it's a two man job! At least the weather should hold tonight. 

Hopefully before you get the spanners out, an owner here might be able to give you a few pointers what to check for. Might be something that's quite common, something really silly that's an easy fix.

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Let us know how you get on revphilip please m8. I'd be interested in what the fault is.
What year is your car ?

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Hi Paul, it’s a 2010. I have had it two years never been any trouble until today!!! 

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Mines a 2010 too. Please keep us updated M8.

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Good news is that my roof is fixed and up before all the rain that’s forecast came. A piece of plastic had come off and stayed in one of the holes the roof goes into above the windscreen, so the car thought the roof was already up and closed. I removed the piece of plastic, and the roof went up with no fuss, and my Lexus IS back to its normal reliable self. Thank goodness! 

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So where does that piece of plastic normally reside ? Does the roof rattle now ?
Cheers Paul

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Hi Paul,

Hopefully the photos speak for themselves? I found the plastic in the section above the windscreen. No rattles yet, but haven’t driven the car much. I have taped over all the connecting parts of the roof to the car to stop rattles in the past. 

 

EDIT Just looked at the photos and they don't speak for themselves! One spike has a plastic cover, the other one doesn’t. I will seek to glue it back on in the next few days. 

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Phew, glad you got it sorted. Like I said, "...something really silly that's an easy fix." 😁

I can't imagine how expensive a folder roof would be to fix if it ever goes wrong... 

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I try not to think about that Glyn, as I think the price could be the stuff of nightmares!!!!!!!!!

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Hi ,glad you easily got it sorted ,its always a worry at the back of my mind as the car gets older ,but the roof is usually reliable with problems restricted to one of the many micro switches involved .I read somewhere that the Lexus test schedule for this roof involved testing over 20,000 operations!!

Dave

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Thanks Dave, That is good news to hear. The car only has 42,000 miles on it, so am hoping that it will be good for a few more years yet. I love having the roof down in the summer....and Autumn and Spring...and sometimes the winter!!!!

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Thanks Dave, That is good news to hear. The car only has 42,000 miles on it, so am hoping that it will be good for a few more years yet. I love having the roof down in the summer....and Autumn and Spring...and sometimes the winter!!!!
You should try it at 2-3am when the night sky is clear and full of stars. Epic.

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