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Old 11-16-2015, 11:23 AM
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I've a '03 Lexus SC430 hard roof convertible. From last few months, the roof stops after opening about 65%. Or if it is already opened, it does not close after about 35% at the same point. However, the problem disappears after a few days & works for a few more times before stopping again.

Per Lexus, the issue is due to Package Tray Trim Link Left Hand Motor Assembly Part# 85730-24030: Motor Assembly, Slide RO. The cost is quite high. I reached out to Wasp Auto but they don't do such work. I ordered the part online & would like to have it fixed.

Anyone had similar issues or can recommend a reliable independent Lexus mechanic around Raleigh/ Charlotte area?
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Location: Southport
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I think you need a body shop, not a mechanic. Here are some previous threads discussing body shops:

Need an auto body shop recommendation ASAP
need auto body shop recommendation - deep scratch
Recommendation for auto body repair in Raleigh/Cary area
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:25 PM
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Check with Auto Interiors and Tops on West St. Raleigh. They're great with tops. I had warranty work done on a Toyota convertible once, and Fred Anderson sent me to them for the work.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:59 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Another vote for Auto Interior and Tops, they do a great job. Also Gresham Lake Auto Upholstery is good as well.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:47 PM
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I spoke with all the recommended shops in the 3 urls provided by carolinadawg2.

I also spoke with the shops recommended by these places viz. Auto Interior and Tops, Gresham Lake Auto, Foster's - Auto Collision, King's Auto Service, D & E Auto, Creech Automotive, Coats Auto Body, AutoShape Collision, Abra auto, Performance Autobody, Haddocks Caliber Collision, Triangle Collision, Kenny Hawkins, etc. & none of them works on the Lexus Convertible Top. I also told them they don't have to do any diagnostic, I know & have the Part number (Motor Assembly) that needs to be replaced but still no one was willing to do it.

Surprisingly, 5-6 other shops also recommended Auto Interior and Tops. But when I spoke with them they said, they only do interiors & they don't work on convertible tops!

I'm kind of disappointed & a bit frustrated that nobody is even willing to give it a try.
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