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My roof will nol longer go down and one of the side flaps stays up all the time

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There are a couple of micro switches in the mechanism to operate the two flap motors. ( Miniature wiper motors.) These need resetting or replacing..

See your local VW Dealer Service Department.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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  • Don Jan 15, 2011

    To continue.....The micro switch for the side flip up panels is in the top bow of the roof control.

    When you turn the handle to unlatch to top the flaps should pop up after half a second or so.

    These fail with monotonous regularity.

  • g_marlow Sep 18, 2011

    How do you reset the micro switches in the mechanism to operat the two flap motors?

  • g_marlow Sep 18, 2011

    How do I reset the micro switches in the mechanism to operate the two flap motors on my 2004 VW Beetle Convertible?

  • Don Sep 18, 2011

    Not a job even every VW dealer can do. These systems are difficult to diagnose and need a service technician with factory training,

    You will need to ask your dealer if there is a tech' who can work on the convertible mechanism.

    I had a dealership service department work on one for 4 hours with no resolution after I gave up trying to make it operate.

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