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Mini-Heki DIY repair 6 months 2 weeks ago #8806

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Sounds similar to my solution - metal is usually better than plastic!
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Mini-Heki DIY repair 4 months 1 week ago #8933

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I have the same problem with the string coming away on my mini heki rooflight blind and would appreciate a few tips on how to sort this out without buying a whole new unit. Also, any ideas on where I can get a length of the rubber seal that goes around the rooflight. Cheers, Terry
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Mini-Heki DIY repair 4 months 1 week ago #8934

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Hi Stumpy, welcome.
As you'll see from the dates, it was a few years ago I did this, and I don't have that van anymore.
But from memory, if you "pop off" the whole inner frame, without dislodging the strings which are still in place, you'll find that the strings are routed round plastic protrusions on each end of both the blind and the flyscreen (ie four in all). One of those will have broken, leaving the string loose.
The trick is to inspect the "good" ones to see where to route the string correctly, and use a bit of wire to hold it in place, where the broken bit of plastic used to be.
That's about the best I can offer now, sorry!
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Mini-Heki DIY repair 4 months 1 week ago #8937

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Hi Tony, thanks for the advice about fixing the strings where the plastic tab has broken. I've been avoiding the problem since I found the price of a replacement .Cheers Stumpy
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Mini-Heki DIY repair 3 months 3 weeks ago #8970

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Hi. I have had the same problem. Could you e mail me how you managed to get the strings to stay in place, as I’ve tried all sorts but to no avail.
Pictures would be good if at all possible.

Many Thanks
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Mini-Heki DIY repair 3 months 2 weeks ago #8977

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As I said, I don't have that van anymore, or any photos. Basically, it was a matter of examining the unbroken corners to see where the string was supposed to be routed, around the plastic lugs, then, where the lug was broken, I wound a bit of wire round the frame to hold the string in the same place.
Sorry I can't be more precise! Hope you get it sorted.
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