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Old 05-31-2011, 10:33 AM
jsciv jsciv is offline
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Originally Posted by boothguy View Post
A couple of tense hours passed, and it turned out to be a simple, flukey mistake. When Bernard was answering my question about the missing trunk space, he had put the USA front license plate holder, which is not installed on the car but rather left in the trunk, in the Forbidden Zone where the top mechanism has to live when it's in the closed position, and left it there. The license plate holder is just thin enough that the top could be persuaded to close by someone as experienced as Bernard, but after a few tries, got tired of our chicanery and refused to close altogether. Relocate the license plate holder, and the top works just fine. Large sigh of relief.
Haha! We had this happen to us, too, though not with Bernard (although he WAS our delivery specialist). After we left the Welt we managed to move the US plate frames into the forbidden zone when unpacking the car one time (the frames were in the way and there was a spot there...). If the frame is in just the right place it won't obstruct the mechanism, but if it moves even a centimeter, the car won't close and because it's so thin it doesn't appear to be in the way.
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