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Loose Leather Strap

Old 10-23-2013, 04:11 PM
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Default Loose Leather Strap

There is a Leather Strap with a stretch loop at one end, located aft
of the right seat. It looks like it covers the mechanism that retracts
the roof.

The stretch loop has come off something under the plastic cover next
to the "roll bars" to the rear of the seats.

How do I get inside to re-connect this loop ??

I could attach a photo of this, but can't figure out how to do that,
then again, are photo's allowed ??

Thanks for any help,

Richard S.
Old 10-26-2013, 02:57 AM
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sure pictures are allowed as long as they aren't too provocative
Old 08-12-2014, 11:15 PM
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R170. just so happens mine came off too. I think sometimes the Germans like to complicate things. If it happens to someone else. you remove the plastic cover by removing the one 5/16/8mm screw/bolt under where the strap covers the top hardware. remove the 3 tiny T9 torx screws from door edge cover. remove door edge cover. remove the one phillips screw inside where the seat belts pull out. it will be toward the inside of the car and kind of hidden, an inch or so past the belt opening to the inside of the belt slot. a light will help to locate. be very careful not to drop a screw. a magnetic screwdriver might help. there's a push-on clip in the middle of the cover, about a 1/2 inch long. you'll have fiddle with it a bit, to lift the cover slightly out of it's other slots then push forward at the same time as not to break that clip underneath. once you remove, slide it down the seat belt. with the cover off it's fairly obvious, with a light, where the strap hooks. I just used a long flat-head screwdriver to pull the strap forward under the roll bar cover and re-hooked. might put something like contact cement on the hook to keep the strap from slipping off again. careful on re-assembly that everything lines up. there is even a slot in the rubber seal for the door edge cover. make sure everything is as the otherside, assuming no one has messed with the otherside. if you can't get the screws in the door edge to line up, you've messed up someplace.

Last edited by brookings; 09-02-2015 at 11:54 PM.
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