Question about 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
2003 VW Beetle top will not go up
Remove the top manually and refit it and check again
If so, you push the big button in the center on the top, then the handle will release and it unlocks the top from the car. You turn the handle to the driver side , then push the handle back up to its place. Then you push or pull the button between the seats to open the top...until it shows on the display its done.
To put it back on, do the same in reverse order. Just remember the handle only turns one way. The best way to do it is to use your right hand, grab it with your palm facing you (under hand) and turn towards driver.
More than likely it is a sensor that is keeping the top from going up/down. Very common is the right piston slider sensor. You can lower the top, but the top will not lock in the down posisiton and the alarm will keep beeping. Since the control moduel does not know the exact posisiton it will not operate. You will need to have the control module scanned to see what fault codes come up.
also check the rear window regulator if its not functioning this causes to block the top from going up.
There are 2 hydrolic rams that raise and lower your roof. You can just disconect them from the top, then manualy raise and lower the top. But it sounds more like your fluid level is low. Open your trunk and find the pump pull the plug and fill the resiorvor.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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