Changing the Direction of a Roof Hatch Hold-Open Arm

A Step-by-Step Guide

Maintaining your roof hatch is essential for safety and functionality, and one crucial aspect is ensuring that the hold open arm is in optimal condition. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the process of changing a roof hatch hold open arm, accompanied by a helpful video demonstration.

Step 1: Safety First Before starting any maintenance task, prioritize safety. Ensure you have the necessary protective gear, such as gloves and goggles, and work in a secure environment with stable footing.

Step 2: Gather Your Tools Gather the tools needed for the job, including a screwdriver, wrench, and replacement hold open arm. Having everything prepared beforehand will streamline the process.

Step 3: Assess the Situation Inspect the roof hatch hold open arm to determine the extent of the damage or wear. Look for signs of rust, corrosion, or misalignment that may indicate the need for replacement.

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Step 4: Remove the Old Hold Open Arm Using the appropriate tools, carefully remove the screws or bolts securing the old hold open arm to the roof hatch. Take note of how the arm is positioned and attached, as this will guide you during installation.

Step 5: Install the New Hold Open Arm Position the new hold open arm in place, aligning it according to the markings or previous placement. Secure it tightly using the screws or bolts, ensuring a snug fit that prevents any wobbling or instability.

Step 6: Test for Functionality After installation, test the new hold open arm to ensure it operates smoothly and securely. Open and close the roof hatch multiple times, observing any potential issues or areas that may require further adjustment.

Step 7: Video Demonstration Watch the accompanying video demonstration for a visual walkthrough of the entire process. Seeing the steps in action can provide additional clarity and confidence as you tackle the task.

Maintaining your roof hatch hold open arm is a straightforward yet essential aspect of roof hatch upkeep. By following these step-by-step instructions and watching the accompanying video demonstration, you can ensure that your roof hatch remains in optimal condition, promoting safety and longevity for years to come.


Remember, if you encounter any challenges or uncertainties during the process, consult a professional for assistance. With proper care and maintenance, your roof hatch will continue to serve its purpose effectively, providing access and safety whenever needed.

A Nystrom roof hatch should provide you with years of trouble-free operation. However, in the instance that you need to replace a component, we're here for you. Just visit our website or reach out to the Customer Sales & Support team for assistance.

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