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2003 Volkswagen Convertible leaking

Ok, same problem. Water was leaking in, around the rear window, down into trunk and running from trunk into interior of car. The only solution dealer recommended was getting a whole new top installed ($2500). I had window patched, problem is better but the leak still exists. I think it might be coming in somewhere around the rear driver side section of the top.

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SOURCE: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Power Window Release

i would think the door is not recognised as being opened.if the interior or door light does not work when the door is opened its probally due to a faulty microswitch in the door lock mechanism,the whole lock mechanism will need to be replaced.

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SOURCE: 2006 Jetta TDI Electrical!!!

There is a known issue with the wiring harness in the doors. It's possible that the passenger door also has a bad harness (assuming they swapped out the one in the driver's door) Is that a correct assumption? It may still be related to your original problem too. I've heard of disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes to reset the electrical (door switches). You should def give that a try - it's free.
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SOURCE: 2006 volkswagen beetle convertible rear passenger

On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge.

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SOURCE: 2005 vw new beetle convertible back window leaks

I used gorilla glue and it has been holding for over a year now!

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SOURCE: The trunk of my 2007 Eos convertible won't close

i havent ever had this problem but i'm familiar with the eos so i can say almost undoubtedly that the you have a bad trunk latch. there is a switch in the trunk latch that tells it if it's closed or open and i'm guessing that the switch is bad. once the switch tells the car that the trunk is closed, it runs the motor that close the trunk fully.

however, i say again that i've never had this problem on an eos so there is a fair amount of room for other issues. volkswagens are rather complicate and use a lot of different switches and such in the convertible top. also, the only way to know for sure is to bring your vehicle to the vw dealer becuase only the vw 5051 scan tool is capable of reading the inputs and outputs of the convertible top control module and this is what is required to properly diagnose the problem. don't waste your time throwing parts at it, the dealer should be able to give you a 100% positive diagnosis with one hours labor (about $90)

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