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Old 03-15-2017, 09:34 PM
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E64 Specific Top-Related Question Not Addressed!

I have a specific question that I haven't found addressed anywhere on the forums. Whenever I close the top, the fabric of the headliner gets trapped on both sides around the front seat headrest area. I can tug it out, however, it's pretty annoying. Anyone have a similar issue? I've tried inspecting behind it and don't seem to see anything out of place. I've taken it to the dealer and they reached behind and tightened a Velcro strap, however, that didn't solve the problem.

Here are some pictures of what it looks like when I close the top and what it should look like - after I pull the fabric out.



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Yes - that frequently happens to me as well on one or sometimes both sides. I never found a permanent remedy - after the top comes forward but before it closes and cinches down I always grab the flap while still loose and pull it off the hinge so it doesn't get squeezed. Once the top closes it will damage the headliner to try to pull as it is cinched in tight. Just do it during the closing process and it will look fine (I'm usually just sitting there holding the button waiting for it to close anyway


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Old 03-16-2017, 10:58 AM
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Happens every time on my right side. I don't see any damage from the pinch as I can't pull it out once all the way down. I try to remember to pull it out before it's fully closed.
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Well I'm glad I'm not the only one who notices this.. Every time I bring up small things like this when I take the car in for service, I get an annoyed look from service advisors
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I have a specific question that I haven't found addressed anywhere on the forums. Whenever I close the top, the fabric of the headliner gets trapped on both sides around the front seat headrest area. I can tug it out, however, it's pretty annoying. Anyone have a similar issue? I've tried inspecting behind it and don't seem to see anything out of place. I've taken it to the dealer and they reached behind and tightened a Velcro strap, however, that didn't solve the problem.

Here are some pictures of what it looks like when I close the top and what it should look like - after I pull the fabric out.



What is should look like:
OK, I had that on both sides and it was driving me nuts.

Here's the fix.

Open the roof about 1/3 of the way and look inside the cover where it gets hung up. Where the issue is, you'll see a piece of black elastic about 1/2 " wide and about 4"-6" long. That it is the piece that is causing the problem. It gets stretched out and that is what makes it get caught.

I folded it over to make it tighter and used a zip-tie to keep it in place. I did it on both sides about a year ago and no issues since.
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