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Top latch release

Postby HugoS895 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:15 pm

I am a new owner of a 2000 Miata. I would appreciate someone advising me as to whether the fact that my top latches do not stay closed, is a known issue. The release button has no effect, either to secure them nor release them. Were it not for the sun visors holding them closed I fear they would come open.

Thanks, anyone.

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Re: Top latch release

Postby jboemler » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:05 pm

They're adjustable, and probably just need tightening.
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Re: Top latch release

Postby ronbauer » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:34 am

While Jim is correct that adjusting them may help, it is a known issue that over time the NB latches will do that.

I had mine replaced on my 2000 under warranty a couple of years into my ownership (bought it new, sold it a long time ago now...)

If adjusting them doesn't work, which I kind of doubt it will, then you'll need to look into getting a new pair, or at least a used pair that you know works. They aren't super difficult to replace, but the screws that hold them to the top seem to have a pretty hard Loctite on them, so be very sure you are using the right tool for the screws to avoid stripping the heads.

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