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Anyone have experience with the new 5th bow bungee kits? I've replaced these on 2 other roadsters. The new kit is unlike the old and is the only one you

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have experience with the new 5th bow bungee kits?
I've replaced these on 2 other roadsters.
The new kit is unlike the old and is the only one you can purchase fro Nissan now. Part # 971F61ET0C
Nissan provides no instruction how to retrofit this new bungee
Anyone have a 2018 or up FSM that could take a look and see if the new procedure is in it.
I'm getting no assistance from Nissan.
I'll try to post a pic. Old bungee on right, new on left.
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Sorry I have no helpful information, but I had mine replaced last month...does that mean I got the new one? The tonneau still hits the rubber molding on the bottom of the roof..
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Unless a dealership has an old version laying on the shelf youll get the new version. It should have fixed yours?? The 2 Ive did previously fixed the problem with hitting the cover and the loud snap when closing the top
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Well, it did fix that problem...it is a soft hit on the rubber only now.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wouldn't you know after begrudgingly paying the stealership to fix the bungees on the last roadster I repaired I found myself in the same boat on my latest. Luckily found this on Youtube. Details the installation of the new style bungees. Hope this helps others who run into the not direct replacements.
https://youtu.be/WnzoyLNb_78
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Oh also the same OP has other videos up on top troubleshooting and some parts replacement
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Great find blake!! Thanks for posting this!
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Well done Blake, thanks for the info and the you tube link-very handing indeed. Will see if I can track down those new bungees in Oz as my lid does annoyingly strike 5th bow.
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Unless a dealership has an old version laying on the shelf youll get the new version. It should have fixed yours?? The 2 Ive did previously fixed the problem with hitting the cover and the loud snap when closing the top
Great that you can get replacement from Nissan.
Common problem with a lot of small convertibles.Same problem I had on my Spider.I made my own flat bungees to work.Part was unavailable.
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see the new thread. nissan stopped using the temporary fix - bungee cords, and instead started working on a true fix. They say the fix should be ready in 2 to 3 months (approx. July 2019). I talked to nissan corporate and they're asking everyone with this problem to call in and open a case

Roadster Top problems - Nissan Corporate wants you to call in and open case
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Hey it only took them ten model years to come up with a fix.
Good thing they had nothing to do with the moon missions
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Hey it only took them ten model years to come up with a fix.
Good thing they had nothing to do with the moon missions
Lets not hold our breath just yet! At least they didnt take MBZ and call it a Z35.
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Any idea what a true fix would be?
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