I think It is the broken spring assembly for the linkage cover. "Not important" But it does affect looks when the top is down
If you mean the triangle shaped "wings" I bought 2 replacements but havent installed yet because I wanted to have a second set of eyes so I don't end up with a spiderweb.The spring and arm are part of the hinge cover, and they are disconnected but not broken. Do you still have the hinge covers?
I have one. DM meAfter googling your suggestions, I found the parts. Tension spring and push rod. Both parts cost 3.00 combined and it may not even be broken. The push rod looks like a poorly machined molded plastic doodad on RealOEM.
Thanks for your help. Next step is buying the center top drive motor.
That is more than $3.
Amazing fix. Now I have to buy a dog food can. My pooch is gonna have a feast! Thanks to everyone.That spring has nothing to do with your top not working. That's the spring for the covers on the soft top. Very common for them to come off as the plastic hole in the cover breaks and becomes a useless slot after time. Some owners get a few more years just by drilling a new hole next to the one that turned into a slot. The cover is easily fixed permanently - no need to purchase new ones at $100 or more each. Here is one that has been removed.
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Here's my solution:
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I cut a small piece of tin from a dog food can that is twice the size you see. One half needs to be slightly edge trimmed as one side is narrower than the other. I then folded it over and expoxied it in place. Once the expoxy cures, drill a new hole for the spring. It'll never break again.