Slow Opening Roof

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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2009 (09)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 66000
Trim Level: NA
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Hi all,
Like you all I have a temperamental pluriel roof, its recently stopped opening and the boot wouldnt open.
Rang the French Diagnostic Company, they said check the wiring loom on drivers side! Could be a broken or bent wire? Hubby spent a couple of hours on the hottest day looking at all the wires. Nothing looked wrong there! After spending so many hours looking for a fault on a previous days I told him to put it back together!! Who needs a working boot right? Once all back together it worked... 🤔 don't ask me how? I took the car for a spin to boost the battery as it had been sat for few weeks. We had put the roof in the boot at this point. Got back and put roof back up, it closed really slowly! Could this be a low battery problem?
Apart from roof problems mines a lovely car to drive, being a 1.4 Diesel!
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
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EmmaC3 wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:06 am Hi all,
Like you all I have a temperamental pluriel roof, its recently stopped opening and the boot wouldnt open.
Rang the French Diagnostic Company, they said check the wiring loom on drivers side! Could be a broken or bent wire? Hubby spent a couple of hours on the hottest day looking at all the wires. Nothing looked wrong there! After spending so many hours looking for a fault on a previous days I told him to put it back together!! Who needs a working boot right? Once all back together it worked... 🤔 don't ask me how? I took the car for a spin to boost the battery as it had been sat for few weeks. We had put the roof in the boot at this point. Got back and put roof back up, it closed really slowly! Could this be a low battery problem?
Apart from roof problems mines a lovely car to drive, being a 1.4 Diesel!

If the engine is running an the roof is slow, its unlikely to be the battery, but if the engine is off and its slow, then it could well be the battery. A local garage can check the battery.

The wires that operate the mechanical roof don't get serviced and they can become stiff, so it could be a mechanical fault if not the battery.
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