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    Cabby Roof

    I have just read that you can open and close the roof on the key fob for the astra mk4 convertible?! Is this true? How do you do it?
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    I'm not sure all models do it but you have to start with the car locked, press and hold the unlock button and you should see the windows drop first then the roof. It takes a while to happen though so be patient.

    Keep the button depressed throughout the process

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    The above instructions are correct . . . however . . .
    Doing this on a regular basis will see your key fob battery quickly die and it is also a strain on the car battery. In my experience over the past 3 years I find it more trouble that it is worth. By the time you climb in start the car, hold down the roof button and select the all vital tunes/volume, etc., the roof is down (or up, whichever) and you are ready to hit the road.
    Roof open/close function not necessarily quick (by today's standards, re Audi A3), but it is still better than recruiting the help from another party to slowly unlock, fold and stow the roof manually.
    Old enough to know better . . . Too old to care!

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    oh right, i was just wondering really, i have read the manual i got with the car and found it usless really! Didnt tell me anything at all really! LOL
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    just tried it on my car now and it works, does take some time tho, likes whats been said, it quicker to get in the car and start it, buckle up, get the right CD in and then it wouldof been done by then! LOL

    Cheers tho lads, will help out abit in the summer
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    still a nice trick to show off to your mates!

    I love doing it from the pub garden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 306chris View Post
    still a nice trick to show off to your mates!

    I love doing it from the pub garden!
    ha ha me too, bring on the summer!
    rude not 2...

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    yeah i know! I keep on saying to the misses i carnt wait to drive it with the roof down! It's far tooo cold to be doing it now! HAHA
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    Quote Originally Posted by newton View Post
    yeah i know! I keep on saying to the misses i carnt wait to drive it with the roof down! It's far tooo cold to be doing it now! HAHA
    Stick a big coat on, a scarf and some gloves and a hat and get driving!

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    ****kkkk that man! Its far too cold for that! LOL
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