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Convertable top shrinking

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Convertable top shrinking
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  This topic is about my 1999 Mazda MX-5
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tanseyj James Tansey
Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA   USA
MiataWhen I try to put the top up it comes up short to the latches. Struggle to get the latches lined up. Takes 2 people and a struggle to latch it. Opened latches all the way but still problems. Once it is up it is OK. Have left it in the sun and it seems to be easier to latch. If I put it down and up the same day it may be easier but if I wait several days it is a problem.

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Rewind Les W
Leeds, Yorkshire, UK   GBR
The catches have an adjustment, with the hood open have a look inside the catches, there is a hex nut that can be backed off to allow the latch to engage more easily with the windscreen. It does not need much to get it closing easily. Or, just drive it with the hood down all the time......
Good luck,
Les

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