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Convertible top will not close /open

Audi a4- on parked but the car is still on while i was closing the top i turned the car off and the top just stopped and now it doesn't close. basically i manually opened the convertible because it was easier than close it. so now i have the convertible open but does not close completely. does not open or close.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Convertible top won't close


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I have had this problem with my 2005 S4 Cab - sometimes the top will not latch. I have found that this was because the fabric near the rear passenger window was not folding into place over the steel structure. I just back up the top and made sure the fabric unfolded and all was well.

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  • mbrenengen Sep 01, 2009

    My wife had tried to open the top on my 2005 S4 Cabriolet. It unlatched and started to open, but then stopped and would not move. She managed to manually close it again using the technique described in the manual. I found this link to a service bulletin on the issue:

    I asked her and she told me that she was parked in a driveway at the time with a steep angle. Apparently what happened is that a sensor in the top part read that it was too far back and shut down the top operation. As per the bulletin, I manually put the top down, then manually put it back up and all is well again. Stupid design defect, but what are you going to do.


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Check you manual. That happened to me and it was the tops motor about $1500 at the dealer. Hopefully it is a fuse. Your manual will show you how to operate the top manually.

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Well sounds like maybe a fuse blew. with Audi's they have Fuses everywhere, so look in your owners manual and check to see which ones are related to the convertible top. If it's not a fuse then you'll have to take it to a dealership or audi repair shop and they can diagnose it.

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