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.
I am brand new to this site and joined because of a disappointing problem with my 2012 Fiat 500, which I bought in July 2011. While I was away last week, my town in South Florida got several inches of rain, and I returned home to find the car wouldn't start. It had to be towed to the local...
To get fresh vent air without power-robbing A/C or drag-inducing open windows, AND to get recirculate, for more efficient A/C (& more efficient heat, for 500e), just take 5 minutes to unplug the humidity sensor to the right of the rearview mirror:
Pop off this cover.
Insert a toothpick to...
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