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Convertible top window has come out of the convertible top, has any one replaced it on there own and if so, how?

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I was told the same thing. The window is loose all the way around my 2001 TT. I started with a small problem and glued it back with some epoxy but the whole window is coming out now.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

I'm having the same problem. Audi wants to charge $850 to rebound the glass to the fabric. The Upholstery located near the dealership wants to charge $750 which i believe Audi dropped their cars. Talked to another place in town and they will rebound the glass for $200 (glue back the glass). The separation is not too bad...i will take my car and hope that works!

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If its a small seperation, it can be glued. If most if it has come undone, you're gonna have to get a new top. I'm going through that process now, looking at about 600-650 for the top, and another 700 to put it in. Thinking about doing it myself but looked it over and it seems kinda rough.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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