TX82FIAT wrote:Do you have two C shaped metal inserts that go in the boot at the curve point. These inserts have a piece theat hols the boot to the chrome piece on the trunk. I wonder if the cable is a way the prior owner thred the chrome notches and hooked to something inside the car to keep tension ob the boot.
I have the rubber bungy style things that hook onto the chrome pieces above the trunk and hook onto the studs on the inside panels. Is that what you were talking about?
I have no idea what keeps the boot tight and smooth, mine looks all loose and will flap around in the wind as I drive it around.
So , if I understand the proper installation of the boot is:
1. hook the straps on the back chrome hooks above the trunk
2. pull down the straps to the studs on the inside panels
3. snap the ends to the snap on the inside panel.
I guess I could have the wrong boot also, not sure what the correct one looks like installed. If anyone has some pictures of how yours in installed, that would help a lot.