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HELLO my 2003 audi a4 convertible, when the top is activated the windows start to roll down top unlatches from header, then everything stops and the trouble light in dash for top starts flashing. the top will open and close manually with no binding at all.please help ty.

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  • bodadjuster Apr 28, 2010

    checkd the motor not the problem

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Pin switches where the top is stowed maybe faulted/bad or not grounding correctly. Use a multimeter for continuity check on them. If its scetchy or not there replace the switch. Its so it doesnt allow things in where the top goes, kind of like a garage door opener.

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Sounds like the motor / leaver arm is damaged or stuck,, locate the motor / leaver arm by tracing the rack mechanism to the back where the top folds too.. you need to have that motor replacd since its malfunctioning..

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My soft top is not working, wont go down, when I release the catch the windows go down and when i press the up button to close thr roof the windows close but roof doesnt


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