Top Side Tension Cables - 1999-2005
This is a pair of side tension cables that can be replaced when replacing your top.
Like most convertible tops, the Miata uses steel tension cables that are threaded into the pockets that run along the side windows.
You can check your existing cables easily. With the top up and windows open, run your fingers along the edge of the top until you feel the cable inside edge of the top. If it feels tight, then it can most likely be reused when you replace your old convertible top. If it is loose, then it still may just need to be retensioned during the installation of the new top or you may need a new set of spring loaded tension cables.