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Old 11-20-2017, 10:28 AM
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So, I have been trying to get this damn OEM Tonneau cover fit, but am having issues with fitment around the rear where the tabs go. I can't seem to get it seated and properly fitted. I have applied some heat with a heat gun to make it more malleable, but no joy. Anyone have some good tips to get it properly fitted??
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I had mine on one (1) time. PITA to put on, take off, and store. Fills the trunk so it's in the shed.

I rarely leave the roof down when not driving. Car is a leaf magnet this time of year and a pine needle magnet and bird poop magnet all the time.

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I had mine on one (1) time. PITA to put on, take off, and store. Fills the trunk so it's in the shed.

I rarely leave the roof down when not driving. Car is a leaf magnet this time of year and a pine needle magnet and bird poop magnet all the time.

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Yeah..Mine is going into storage/ build mode. I bought it to clean up the back and also picked up a cockpit cover. I am thinking I just might buy a hard tonneau...
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I do install mine occasionally if I do a daylong type trip but your soft top needs to close properly to install the tonneau or else it will not clip in the roll hoop pins.

I would check to make sure your elastic straps are in proper form. Good luck.
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I needed modifry straps to cinch down the top better to get my tonneau to fit. Easy to install in 30 seconds...when its warm.

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Make sure the top fully retracted (make sure elastic straps are good and the mid bar is retracted). Start with attaching the elastic straps of the tonneau and once those are done, work your way towards the center with attaching the other retainers. You'll need to guide the retainers with your arm underneath the tonneau while pushing it away from the interior plastics just enough so you can see what you're doing. Once those are all seated fully, then you can begin stuffing the back edge into the soft top moulding; start outside and work inward. You will then need to stuff the plastic tabs up under the moulding. Once they are partially inserted, you'll need to give the top a slap or two to fully seat them and ensure they stay inserted.

Once you've gotten the procedure down after doing it a few times, it's pretty easy to take on and off. My biggest issue is that it takes up so much of the trunk that I only use it if I intend to leave the top down for an extended period (day drive).
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Its not really the front that has given me the issues, but am definitely thankful for the tips and will be incorporating them. It is around the outside of the back where I can't seem to get it to align with and stay fitted under. I am guessing the change in temperature might be part of it that is why I tried the heat gun.
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And the center support bar is properly folded under the fabric folds?
Shouldn't be too difficult. Definitely don't try to force it, but maybe first check the top's frame is working properly?
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And the center support bar is properly folded under the fabric folds?
Shouldn't be too difficult. Definitely don't try to force it, but maybe first check the top's frame is working properly?
Definitely will check. Thanks!
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Other than a cold top, the proper seating of the folded top is always a show stopper.

For removal, I have a hard time getting my hand in there to pull on the release button. I found using a car plastic trim removal tool (HF) works great.
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