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Installing your "2002 Boot Cover"
|Install Tip for all years: Lubricate the snaps for ease
of snapping and unsnapping. The snaps are tight and may pull from
fabric if unlubricated. Lubricate inside of female snap with one
of the following: white grease, vaseline, color crayon(wax), bar of soap.
Any of these applications should be done 2 or 3 times a years or more often,
depending on how often you use your boot. DO NOT get grease, vaseline
or wax on your boot fabric as it will stain. Apply with very small
artists paint brush or toothpick. Once the snaps are lubricated,
the boot goes on and off quickly with little effort.
Tip For unsnapping a balky snap: If you haven't lubricated your snap and it appears too tight and might pull thru fabric, use a pocket knife to pry apart the male& female snap
Push the soft top down flush with the rear deck.
Carefully! - it does have a glass window!
Line up the cover perfectly even on both sides
Tuck the cover under the body panel on both sides and back.
Making sure is still perfectly aligned, push straight back in the center until the lip is all the way under
Numbering the snaps 1-6 from left to right, snap shut in this
|update: the outer snaps (1 and 6) are more stationary than the inner snaps and should be snapped first before snapping the rest.|
|Closing each snap should produce an audible sound. Note that the female connectors slide around a little on the cover, making it easier to position them. If you get the alignment right before you start and make sure the cover is tucked in all the way around, it should work every time.|
|[editors notes: Owners have said this process gets quicker with practice
taking about 2 minutes when experienced. Some have to leave the cover
flat overnight in a warm area before installing to smooth out the center
crease that develops when folded. suggestion - try to store flat
in garage - not the ideal solution but will work.
Owners have found that applying a little bit of lithium grease or even rubbing a bar of soap on the snaps greating reduces the effort needed to snap or unsnap the snaps.
Update: The boot was redesigned for 2003 and replaces
the 2002 if you need a replacement cover. See the interior
page for photos.
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