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Hi All,

First off apologies if this is a repeated thread but I did have a look and couldn't find a complete answer.

I have a 2009 550 GT and the roof liner mechanism has failed and the coil springs have come out of the rear roller. The liner has also come away from it's runner and sags when closed.

I would like to repair it but not sure if I need to drop the roof liner (appears major) or if I need to remove the roof glass for easier access from above.

If anyone has complete instruction and recommendation on how to complete this as a DIY project it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)
 

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Thanks for that. I had read this one but it wasn't clear on the best approach. I read on another forum of someone going from the top and looking to remove both sections of glass to access the mechanism. Would make sense if easier but not sure if the fixed glass rear section of the roof would be able to be removed by anyone other than a glass specialist (Still if an option might well be easier and cheaper than the internal strip down).

Still keen to see if I can get a holistic end to end guide from someone who has done it themselves :)

It's a shame you feel nervous about using yours. Once this one is fixed I am going to be the same as you and not use it.
 

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My tough Gt suffers the same defect and I use the pano roof anyway. I endure the inconvenience of rolling then tucking back the viser. There has been no snapped or torn leather from doing this.
Considering how common this "design flaw" is; we shouldn't be pressed about enjoying the upward views...
 

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Thanks for that. I had read this one but it wasn't clear on the best approach. I read on another forum of someone going from the top and looking to remove both sections of glass to access the mechanism. Would make sense if easier but not sure if the fixed glass rear section of the roof would be able to be removed by anyone other than a glass specialist (Still if an option might well be easier and cheaper than the internal strip down).

Still keen to see if I can get a holistic end to end guide from someone who has done it themselves :)

It's a shame you feel nervous about using yours. Once this one is fixed I am going to be the same as you and not use it.
The thing is, if you DIY it then you can identify the failure mechanism and secure the new one better before installing to avoid the same problem.
 
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