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Convertible top rattles and pops.

I have a 2005 VW Bug Convertible.  I understand that the top CAN  be adjusted "tightened" so that it does not rattle.  Does anyone  know how to make this kind of adjustment?  There is not a VW  dealer in my area.  

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  • shawnandshar Feb 12, 2009

    I added a small amount of clear plastic "ridged" NOT SOFT tubing to the post and presto the rattle was gone. It seems to have added just the right amount of tension to the lid. I think it is important that you not use soft tubing as the tubing does not stay on the post, but rather stays in the opposite/receiving hole side.


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I took my 05 Beetle convertible to the dealer several times for this same problem. They simply put some sticky backed felt strips along the outer edges on each side where the car frame along the top of the windshield meets the converitible top when closed (just above the visors). Hope this helps.

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The adjustments can be a bit tricky but there are a couple of things you can try.....lube all the seals around the soft top and between the windows ,a light smear of vaseline can get rid of some creaks and groans.also there are 2 metal pegs where the roof locates on to top of the screen if you can find some pipe that will slide over them cut it to about 5-10mm so most of the peg is still exposed, and slide it on this tensions the roof a little and can work wonders.hope this helps.

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