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1999 VW Cabrio, convertible top will not go down??

Bought this car last may and have done some repairs (brakes, exhaust...) but now the top will not go down. Sounds like the motor is working when I press the button for the roof to retract but nothing happens. In addition the rear window defrost does not seem to work. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you....

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  • erinkr58 May 02, 2009

    I also have a 1999 V>W> Cabrio convertible. I can hear the motor running for the power roof when I pish the button on the dash but the top will not go down. Any advice would be helpful!

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Check for power at the switch then follw power and ground to the motor if its all good its the motor

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

  • tpintozzi Jun 03, 2012

    Loosin hydraulic fluid somewhere , when fluid level too low the pump will whine but top won't move ! Why would you check for power if you hear it working ???

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