Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Pattonism, the left and the right side are mirror images of each other. From what you are describing, it sounds as if the cable is broken, it attaches about 1/2 way under the back deck and the attaching end is usually a brass color loop on a torx head anchor that lies perpendicular to the car. The cable goes into a metal 'noodle', then into a housing that terminates at the wing itself. When the deck shelf raises, the cable is pulled and brings the wing in.
I've had the driver cable break twice, seems like if anything will go wrong, this is it.
After you get a fresh one, keep it lubed up, along with the mechanism.
As for replacement parts, cables I believe are still dealer available, if not eBay.
For a replacement shelf, eBay seems the answer unless you are close to a major city with a good salvage yard. When I was looking for one, my strategy was to search for 'G6 convertible' parts, and if they had a picture of the car, I'd ask about a shelf. If you are sweet as pie, you can score one. Remember, they are in the business of selling used parts, but some are not as much in demand, so they don't list them. If you are willing to buy, they will likely sell.
When buying, have them undo the six bolts from the body to the shelf, 3 per side, 10mm?, and undo the cables where they attach under the hinge as I noted above. Those take a small torx head. DO NOT let them cut the cables, you need those, and they are getting hard to find.
I am a little gun shy now, and I watch my top go up and down and keep an eye on the wings.
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