Question about 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

Convertible top latch broken

Hi, The latch on the convertible top on the passenger side of my car has broken. It got bent a few months ago and finally snapped off.Now it won't stay closed. Will I have to replace the whole top or will it just be the latch?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    Should be able to replace the latch. The same one just broke on my daughters car. I'm looking for a replacement latch ... should be fairly easy to replace ...

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 93 Answers

Just the latch.

Remove it, take it to an auto salvage yard and get another.

I believe that the same latch was used from 80-94 or thereabouts.

Karl at topgunwon.com

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1997 Camaro SS, the converible top will not lock in the up position. It gets about 2 inches away, even when you pull down you can not get the roof to latch. I went out of town for a few weeks and left the...


Yes. When left in the convertible position the top seems to shrink a little. Have someone to push the top up button while you pull down on the top and try to latch one side. Passenger side usually works for me. After that you can latch the driver side. The less you leave the top in the boot the better.

Feb 13, 2014 | 2001 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

2001 Saab 93 convertible will not go all the way down.


Either side next to holes where back window locks. Are. Two micro switches check there not bent

Apr 12, 2013 | 2001 Saab 9-3

1 Answer

Mini cooper 2005 convertible top wont retract on passengers side


take the cover off the arm on the conv. and you'll most likely see a broken retractor arm. If you pull both sides off you'll see how the functional one works and how the other isn't working properly. With a little ingenuity, you'll be able to patch it and get it working.

Feb 19, 2013 | 2005 Mini Cooper Convertible

1 Answer

2008 sebring convertible when top is up trunk will not close


Mine took several hard slams to latch, with top up or down. Finally got dealer to adjust the latch which they originally said wasn't possible. Wore grooves into the latch rod while it was out of adustment, but at least now it closes.

May 03, 2011 | 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

1 Answer

Convertible top switch works sometimes but other times it does not work


If the convertible top switch not working properly every-time.Then the switch and its electrical connections/wirings needs to be checked. The switch is typically located in the trunk, positioned right beside the covering of the left or right tail light. The switch should be set to automatic, not manual. If the switch is properly set, then other things are causing the problem. The other things blocking the top to move up and down is its hinges.If the hinges are bent or cracked or got loose then this can be the other reason. If the hinges are in good condition, then check the convertible top struts. These are the mechanisms that lift the convertible top. Lift struts deteriorate due to wear and tear and will need to be replaced if it's the source of the problem. Another very common reason for a not working convertible top is the worn out elastic straps. Furthermore, the convertible top's fuse could be blown out and as a result it's causing the convertible top to stop working. In newer latest models the convertible top is controlled by a single button conveniently located next to the handbrake. You press a button to release a center locking device - none of this moving the sun visors out of the way and releasing two latches on other sides of the car stuff! - then twist the device with its conveniently large handle. Then you press the button, and if you're lucky, it'll work the first time. If not, try it again! The temperature display goes from blue to yellow and shows a "convertible top opening" graphic, and the top opens up and neatly folds itself in back. You can release the button when it beeps again. Putting it back on again is the same basic process, though you have to wait for the beep, then press the latch release, twist it, pull down, then re-twist the latch again. Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

May 18, 2010 | 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

1 Answer

Hi the latch wont let go


my 06 is doing the same thing on the passenger side...did you figure out how to fix it?

Mar 21, 2010 | 2007 Pontiac Solstice Convertible

1 Answer

Just bought 1990 Corvette convertible w/Hardtop. we took the hardtop off to put the convertible top up - left driver's side latch works, the right side will NOT release - we can't get the hatch open to get...


All I can do is suggest as my 'Vette's are older.

If my research is correct, I did find that the decklid latch mechanism is released by a cable. The cable probably has stuck in the cable sheath, due to years of neglect, (Failure to periodically lube the cable. Hint/hint)

You need to manually release the decklid mechanism.
Now bear with me, as again, my 'Vette's are older, ('70 and '76), and their seats tilt forward.

If you can tilt the passenger seat forward, perhaps you can get in there and lube this cable through it's sheath. (Use penetrating oil at first. I would then remove the cable, and clean it, then lube it, after getting the decklid open. Lube? White Lithium in a spray can)

Then try to pull the latch mechanism in the direction the cable would pull it, to release it.
(The cable may be broken?)

Yes! Whoever does this feat of magic, of getting to that decklid mechanism, will look like a contortionist! Hit the jacuzzi afterwards! lol!

Jul 13, 2009 | 1990 Chevrolet Corvette

1 Answer

Problem with 07 Solstice Convertible latch


take it to the dealer it is under warranty

Jul 07, 2009 | 2007 Pontiac Solstice Convertible

3 Answers

1997 Saab Convertible top is broken, and the rain is coming in!


the rear of the top under the back window is drawn down into place and latched by its own motor that simply pulls or pushes two rods. If the motor stopped moving for whatever reason, simply fold down the back seat, reach your arm through the little access at the top of the boot on the drivers side and pop the rods out of place and latch/unlatch manually. this takes a flashlight and some inspection time to do at first if you dont know what your feeling for.

i have the same problem with my 98 900s

Jan 30, 2009 | 1997 Saab 900

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Logo

Related Topics:

399 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22059 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71288 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7009 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...