Likely it is just a safety implement that keeps the defrost from turning on while it is open and thus possibly being bunched up, that is pretty smart but I guess it doesn't know the difference in a little open and completely open, post more things I didn't know I was hoping for a list here...hehe.
Likely a small switch that is open once the top leaves the headliner. While not exactly the same, Miata's have had this features since the Gen II cars hit the market in 1999 to keep users from heating up the top when it was folder over the glass rear window. Probably on most every glass rear windowed (w/defroster elements) softop on the market, I'd suspect.
I am used to automatic headlights so I was thinking about leaving them on all the time and letting the car shut them off now that I know (thanks smark) they turn off and it is not a problem, I noticed they shut off but wasn't sure if they are going to fair well if left on. Read about roof rack bolt holes but no one mentioned the underside of the mirrors yet, I didn't look under but someone else did and asked me what it is and I said I guess a hole. (I was inside and didn't bother getting out at the time). Also didn't know/look for a hitch connection or anything. This is good stuff, keep it coming!
You're both right. However, to legally implement this feature the car must have sensors to detect resistance, so that it could automatically reopen. I suspect that this $20 part (probably less) wasn't implemented.
(4) 17 inch CST wheels in boxes will fit in the back with the seats folded flat. Oh, and a child booster seat with a back will fit in the trunk (provided you have a tetris background and don't let your coworkers watch you while you're figuring out exactly how it goes. )
On our 1st Gen new MINI the aftermarket has produced at least 2 different one up gizmos...no antipinch though so no good with kids around. It's a circuit board that attaches behind the center stack and viola! you have oneup... just don't get your hand in there. My kids are long gone so we have that.
I would expect it will be along if the 500 catches on big time.
My partner has a really lovely Fiat 500 Riva. When we bought the car (and did our research) she was a little surprised that given it was a special edition with some amazing touches, the front and rear bumper didn't have the chrome inserts like the Lounge has.
I noticed that the rear...
Has anyone experienced problems when filling their tank? You know when your tank is full, the pump handle "clicks" and stops pumping gas. Well this happens to me every half gallon or so. It takes me too long to fill and I've had this problem in every gas station that I've been to… locally or out...
I had my recall repair done a couple of years ago without any problems. Just today my clutch started making a funny noise when it goes into reverse. it’s like a grinding noise. While I was driving it sounded like a whining noise and it felt like even though I had the gas pushed down that I was...
Of course this happens at the worst possible time...when I have it with a big box that I need to get out. Both key fobs won't open it and neither does unlocking the drivers side door while inside the car.
Any suggestions? Or am I looking forward to another trip to the dealer? Mine is a regular...