The soft top is
made from P.V.C. material and is supported by a
hinged frame. The assembly folds down into the rear
of the car and is protected by a soft top
The important thing to remember is that moisture is
your top's enemy. If you put sone sort of dressing
on the top, make sure it dries fully before you
lower the top. The same applies if you simply wash
you car- never fold down a wet top.
After washing your car, always use a separate towel
to dry the window. Blot the water off, do not rub.
Use Meguiar's #17 Plastic Cleaner followed with a
coat of Meguiar's #10 Plastic Polish exactly
according to directions to clean up any hazing or
scratches. Do not rub hard or you will end up with
ever more scratches.
Lowering the Soft Top
Mk3: Unclip the fasteners securing the fabric to
the second hoodstick (Fig.1b) and tilt the seats
Mk4-1500: Unclip the fasteners securing the fabric
to the center and rear hoodstick (Fig.1) and tilt
the seats forward.
Both: Release the soft top header rail from the
windshield frame by turning the catch levers in the
direction shown (Fig. 2) and the fasteners (four
each side Fig.3) securing the edges of the hood to
Push the soft top header rail rearwards and
slightly upwards while knocking the second
hoodstick forwards, until the assembly begins to
fold. DO NOT PULL the second hoodstick
downwards. Continue lowering the frame frame
and pull the fabric flat over the luggage
compartment lid (Fig. 4).
Fold the fabric forward over the hoodsticks and
turn the sides inward (Fig. 5). Ensure that the
Vybak windows are free from distortion and the hood
fabric is not trapped by the hoodsticks.
Soft Top in the Down
Retain the soft top in position by fitting the
cover (Fig. 6) as follows:
Attach the cover to the fasteners and continue
working towards the center and locate the three
hooks on the cover under the bottom hoodstick.
Raising the Soft Top
Unfasten and remove the hood cover (Fig. 8).
Fold the sides of the hood fabric outwards and pull
the fabric rearwards over the luggage compartment
lid. Lifting the soft top header rail, raise the
assembly sufficiently to allow the fabric to lie
evenly over the frame.
Secure the fasteners (four each side Fig. 3.) to
the body. Locate the soft top header rail on the
windshield header rail and turn the levers (Fig. 2)
inwards. Knock the center hoodstick rearwards as
far as possible, and secure the fasteners (Fig. 1).
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