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i’m a newbie here. I have a 2008 307 CC and live in Sevenoaks Kent. The roof has stopped half into opening! Not nice. Called breakdown helpful but couldn’t solve the problem. He said he could do it but couldn’t get into the boot to do it manually.. The car is drivable so I drove home.

unfortunately it is blowing a gale and going to rain. I have nowhere to keep the car under cover!!

between the problem and breakdown arriving the roof had v slowly closed and boot lid nearly closed as well . The is of course an error message to the effect that the roof opening mechanism is faulty. A toro g Gale diesn’t help.

Can anyone help as I have a temp cover on and I’m not sure it will survive the Gale. Has anyone any ideas or the Peugeot Plant software. Happy I pay of course.
 

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Hi drdino

Thanks for your prompt reply. The breakdown guy suggested that as he knows how to do it. Sadly we can’t get into the boot as the boot lid is about 80% closed and won’t move.
Real problem now is weather 40-45 mph winds and rain (soon). If the cover gets blown away I have car full of water!!
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Thx again for your prompt reply

Roof has v slowly closed from a nearly vertical position to now about 1 cm open at front edge . Obviously in this weather I would have totally drenched car in 1/2 hour if the cover comes off.

just a bad to get the car in anywhere and nowhere to get it under cover. Wd be nice if the Gale dropped!! Not likely.
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Yes, cannot move it by hand or electrically. Now I have a cover on (hoping it stays on) I’m hoping to get through the day/night so that tomorrow everywhere is open and perhaps progress can be made. As heavy rain is imminent added to 45 mph winds not much can done now. Praying the cover stays on!!!

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Is the roof completely stuck? You can't open it either ?
Hi drdino
Hi again. Now resolved the matter. The dealer I bought the car from has accepted responsibility and booked the car in with a specialist tomorrow. Until then I’ll leave the cover on.


Thx for help/suggestions everyone.
 

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Best not to jump the gun until you watch them open and close it a couple of times though.
Yes. I collected it foll day. Made damning sure it went up/down several times. The engineer who did the job made an interesting point. He said in this situation the boot could have been opened by pushing the “0” button. I was surprised as the breakdown did that to get into the boot but it didn’t work. Engineer told me that’s how he opened the boot!!

another interesting point the dealer said I had to pay as it was my fault for stopping the lowering process 1/2,way. I resolved that OK but it seems that the specialists think doing that to access the rubber seals will be responsible.

I wonder if there is any definitive guidance on this from Peugeot? It would be nice to know as a lot of people do this.

Better end this as it is getting too long!
 

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No its not!
Really! I have been thinking about this roof opening/closing business. Maybe someone here has definite answer to the question of whether or not the process can be stopped part way.

The switch has to be held up or down until completion of the process. So I suspect the idea is if someone is in danger of getting caught in the mechanism the natural thing to do would be to release the switch. If it were an on/off switch it would take more time.

whether or not the process can be resumed after stopping part way remains a mystery. The manual says to resume, the toof specialists I saw say no.

I’m going to try to get some sense out of Peugeot on this. I would appreciate if anyone does have a definitive answer

My thoughts on this are that resumption after stopping must be built into the design or it makes no sense.

Just a few more thoughts to mull over!

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Maybe not the same issue, but when my roof would stop in the middle like that (although I was able to close it after the pause) it was not enough liquid in hydraulic system (one or 2 valves was leaking the fluid).

As for stopping the procedure in the middle, never was a problem for me. Maybe the dealer want to put te blame on you without merit (but I am not sure, just a possibility)
 

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I used to have a Mercedes SLK with a retractable roof and there was no problem with stopping it part way and then resuming. Don't see why Peugeot should be any different.
 

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Maybe not the same issue, but when my roof would stop in the middle like that (although I was able to close it after the pause) it was not enough liquid in hydraulic system (one or 2 valves was leaking the fluid).

As for stopping the procedure in the middle, never was a problem for me. Maybe the dealer want to put te blame on you without merit (but I am not sure, just a possibility)
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Thanks for your reply.
Yes, you’re right. The carvwas still under a 6 mth warranty and the dealer was OK with that. By next day he was saying the specialist had said the reason thexroof jammed part way was because I took my finger of the switch. So he was going to charge me £300. In the end he backed off and the matter was sorted.

What concerns me know is the general problem. Is it wrong to stop half way? What is the official Peugeot position?

Many on here have done it to, for example, condition the rubber seals. I’m keen to know if mine jammed because of a fault or because I took my finger off the switch.
Right now I don’t even chance as the roof specialist said I shouldn’t!! And I really would end up with a big fat bill.
 

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I used to have a Mercedes SLK with a retractable roof and there was no problem with stopping it part way and then resuming. Don't see why Peugeot should be any different.
I think you’re right - and many others. Odd that roof specialist should say this, but he did.
 

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Surely the picture in #14 actually states not to stop and that, I presume, is from the car manual! But then it states that if necessary it is OK to stop it and then continue!!
 

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Exactly. It says best not to stop but foresees, quite rightly,, situations where ii will be necessary. In that case operating the switch again in the right direction will resume the operation. As the switch cannot possibly know the reason it follows that it was wrong for a dealer to say it was my fault.

As I said earlier my situation has be resolved but I take this now as a. general point as I am sure it will affect many people

I haven’t been able to get any sense from Peugeot so far.

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