This product is a replacement for the factory elastic straps that seem to wear out after 2 years. The straps are located between two of the top support bars and help the top to fold properly. When the straps lose their "stretch" the convertible top will not lower all the way down because the support bars are not pulled into position as the top folds. Many owners don't know they have the problem. In fact, I've heard of Honda dealers that are unaware of the problem. Can be shipped First Class mail for just a couple bucks if it's all you're ordering.
Save money and prevent damage to your top caused by improper folding! When the OEM elastic straps wear out the top does not retract correctly, jamming the top material between the support bars. This not only prevents complete lowering of the top but can cause the top to tear!..