Awesome that's a great write up . Thanks man
You have to take the 2 corners caps off, 2 Philips screws each side. The snap is on the back.
Opening the top half way, and looking straight down. on the back side of the rear window seal you will see the cable.
You will need a 10mm articulating ratchet, and a pair of needle nose, or 7-6mm open end wrench.
If you safety your top. you can remove the strut pivot for easier access.
NOW BE WARNED
If you have a old top, then removing the cable and top from the cable tray you have to be really really careful, as the older tops are brittle, and can break, rip, shred, tear, and generally destroy itself. GINGERLY is the operative word, Don't yank or Pull hard, coax it out carefully.
After you have it out, then you can Push it to the inside of the car body. Use plenty of Lube on the inner tray and top when going back, and don't over tighten the cable, as Snap crackle and pop comes to mind.
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Hey I want my snowflakes back! Finally found your thread. Post some pics of the new color, it looks bad ass.
Weird about your bumpers. I have an 88 and a broken 80. I dont know about the 88's bumpers but I'm getting rid of them soon and putting on the 80's The 80's bumpers are chrome steel cause on the inside there is rust. Any why do so many people cut the marker lights I think its one of the coolest things about the rabbit. What you going to do with the old reflectors and cords?
I put a ton of new jems on her, including chrome flags Porsche script handles, small duck bill and single thin chrome strip and rocker trim. I'll whore pics soon I promise! Oh I went with Miami blue for the color if it wasn't obvious. I think its effing gorgeous.
Bring it out to the GTG tomorrow.