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Smart Convertible woes

Hi guys, this is my first post to this forum aside from my introduction! I have a 2008 Smart For Two Passion Cabriolet and it has been a great little car. The convertible top works well when opening and opens fully as it is intended to. However, when closing, there are two clips behind the locking clips in the front that are broken and when closing the top are binding and preventing the top from closing. I see there are clips for sale online and even repair kits but wouldn't know the first thing on changing it out. Has anyone had this issue and success with replacing those clips themselves? Thanks in advance!
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Hello and welcome to SCoA!

Is this what you need?
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...s+&_sacat=6030
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Hello and welcome to SCoA!

Is this what you need?
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...s+&_sacat=6030


Thanks for the welcome note and your response! I don't need that part as it is functioning well. I need this part https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hood-Instal...T/172993913672
But have no idea how to go about installation and if it will definitely resolve my problem??
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That’s the rail sliders there’s a video on YouTube that shows how to take off the top section of it and replace them
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Thatís the rail sliders thereís a video on YouTube that shows how to take off the top section of it and replace them

Thanks! I think I found it. Here it is for those who dont have it for future reference!

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Thank You Great "just in case"Video for us Convertible Owners.
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Video added to the 451 stickies. Thanks!
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Your welcome!
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You're very welcome! I also found this site and ordered the kit they sell for only $113! Someone on eBay is selling just one of the rail guides for $60 with shipping. this is a bargain!

https://www.smart-stuff.parts/slide-...51-fortwo-7361
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You're very welcome! I also found this site and ordered the kit they sell for only $113! Someone on eBay is selling just one of the rail guides for $60 with shipping. this is a bargain!

https://www.smart-stuff.parts/slide-...51-fortwo-7361
How much is shipping from England ?
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