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    Cabby roof issues!

    typical, the 1 day i wanted my roof down i was greeted with beep beep beep, well as we all know yesterday was HOT! and my car had been parked in the direct sunlight all day so i came to the car about 5ish and put the roof down, when it undid from the windscreen is squeaked and grinded, and it folded up to open the roof compartment and it just started to pull the roof in and it looked like it was struggling and it beeped, did it a few times then we put some WD40 on all the hinges and it worked ok, anyone else had this problem when its hot? iv noticed it seems to work alot slower when the roof hot, i dunno if the sun heats the frame up and it expands somehow? any suggestions?

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    i opened up mine today and it squeeked on its way open, but abit of WD40 in the hindge part on the windscreen should sort it out mate
    *Astra Cab*

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    Probably some hot dry hinges mate. When there is resistance it will beep. Should be fine mate

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    yeh think it was that, its been fine since, just seemed very squeaky and dont think the hot weather helped, i crapped myself, thought "here we go another expensive vauxhall bill!"

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    ok folks update, its still not pulling the roof in, i now hove to push the button with 1 finger and use my other arm to help the roof back, il try and get a vid to explain it

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    heres a quick vid, naturally because i want it to play up it wont lol plus the roofs been down all day its when i first use it it wont work, anyway it is struggling and then beeping at roughly 15 seconds when it starts to pull the roof into the back, where can i spray or lube up for it to stop doing this???......
    By the way i know it will be slow etc using the key but its the only way i could film it, does it look ok to you guys?


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    Looks fine to me mate! Do you know if you can put the roof up using the key?
    *Astra Cab*

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    sometimes lol, i cant figger out how it does it, sometimes when i lock the car and press and hold it, sometimes it just double locks and sometimes the roof goes up, got a mind of its own,

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    i carnt get mine to go up at all for the life of me! so thought that it couldnt do it haha
    *Astra Cab*

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    What does your roof fluid level read. Should read just below minimum when cold. It's in the boot ehind the clip off flap behind the driverside rear light

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