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vario roof parking brake

Hi all, may I ask how many of you engage parking brake to activate the roof? the reason I ask is; I am reading pelican's reports, he is suggesting that per owners manual, we are supposed to engage the brake, I never did, and it worked for me, any idea?
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I have never done that....
especially with the SmartTop at 38 miles per hour


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Nope, never had to apply the parking brake for the roof to work.

Probably not good practice but I've had three automatics over the past 10 years & rarely use the parking brake anyway as most of the places I visit are flat. About the only time I will use the parking brake is when parking on a slope.
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