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I have a volkswagen 2002 cabrio convertible. radio is in safe mode and I was told I have to remove it to get a # off it and then take it to dealer for a code to get it working again. anyone know anything about this? My roof won't go up or down either but I can hear the motor run when I push the button?

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SOURCE: 2000 cabrio radio code

The code for each car is different, it can be found in your books that came with the car if the original owner left it in (it has to be written in the section that deals with the stereo and security); if they took it out and it is not available, you can call a dealership and give them the VIN number and they should be able to give you the code for your particular car. They are not supposed to charge for this service but if you are getting nowhere you can call Volkswagen directly and talk to customer service.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2008


SOURCE: 97 VW Cabrio

thank you for your help, I did figure out how to enter the code but unfortunately i entered the wrong code twice so now it is lock, which now brings to problems, ho do I unlock it and how do I reset? thanks for the website and taking the time to help...

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Convertable roof mechanism faulty

Talk to your dealer, they should make a claim to MINI. Just look on google, you are not the first with this problem. In many cases MINI has covered the labour and sometimes the parts. Find as many simular problems as you can on the internet (, and print these and take them with you to your dealer.
It should cost you not more than $400

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Audi Convertible Roof broken

i can,t see why all these should need to be replaced,you need to get a more detailed report of what exactly they want to replace and for what reason in my experience dealerships dealing with roof faults will replace parts one by one untill the problem is fixed and surely the dealer should cover the cost of the repair if the roof faulted after only 3 weeks

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 vw cabrio convertible top doesn't works

check wireinharness in boot as this some times chaffs check that motor is getting power

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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