Buy Used and Reconditioned Lexus Roof Soft Top Motors at Breakeryard

Used Lexus Roof Soft Top Motors

All used Lexus Roof Soft Top Motors listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Lexus are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Roof Soft Top Motors

Whilst  the  roofs  of  many  soft  top  convertible  cars  are  retracted  manually,  in  others  - particularly  more  modern  vehicles  -  the  roof  is  raised  and  lowered  with  the  assistance  of  an  electric  or hydraulic  soft top roof motor. 

To  operate  the  raising  and  lowering  of  the  roof  involves  engaging  a  power  switch.  Certain  fabric roofs  have  a  set  of  clips  to  secure  the  roof  in  place  and  keep  it  water -tight.  These  need  to  be  unfastened  before  lowering  the  roof.  When  the  switch  is  engaged,  the  electric  or hydraulic  soft  top  roof  motor  causes  a  gear  to  turn  on  each  side  of  the  car, which  drives  the  roof  open.  These  gears  are  connected  to  a  bracket  which,  in  turn,  connects  to  the  roof  itself.

The  roof  is  constructed  using  various  brackets  and  arms  which,  when  the  opening  mechanism  is  engaged,  fold  inside  the  roof’s  structure  and  unfold  when  the  roof  is  closed.

The  soft  top  roof  motor  makes  the  process  of  operating  a  soft  top  roof  quicker  and  easier  than  doing  it  manually.  Many  vehicles  with  a  soft  top  roof  motor  do  allow manual  operation  in  the  event  that  the  motor  breaks  down.  Replacement  motors  may  be  purchased  but  they  can  be  an  expensive  component  and  the  fitting  can  be  complicated,  sometimes  requiring  the  complete  removal  of  the soft top.

Lexus trivia

  • Paul McCartney had a Lexus built for him. His personal LS 600h contained no animal products!
  • Thanks, in part, to the popularity of the Lexus in the US, the 1990s saw the name appear in the top 100 most popular girl's names in the country.
  • Lexus has official paint inspectors, and they have to pass a lot of tests to get this prestigious role. They then have to pass a test every four years in order to be allowed to continue in the position.
  • In 2018, Lexus sold almost 700,000 cars, and since its founding in 1989 has sold a whopping 10 million vehicles. That makes Lexus the fourth best-selling luxury car brand in the world after Mercedes, BMW, and Audi.
  • You won't find any imperfections in a Lexus engine, because they are made using a vacuum cast.