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Same problem - just starting in one corner

I have an 03 Cabriolet and approximately 6 or 7 inches of the cloth is pulling away from the glass window on the lower passenger side. I'm beginning to wonder what good is German engineering if 7 inches of cloth coming unstuck results in a several thousand dollar full roof replacement repair?? I took mine to a trusted auto body shop and the owner recommended a local upholstery shop that has experience with convertibles. I will bring it in next week. I don't trust the glue solution (though I have bought some Gorilla glue and am tempted to try it). Does anyone know if tempered glass can be drilled with a fine bit? I would only have confidence in glue of a few stitches could be added to reinforce the connection between the glass and cloth top. BTW: my A4 is garaged DAY and NIGHT, only 58K miles - this is a manufacturing problem that will begin to cause Audi problems very soon. I've seen more failing the same way mine has.

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This is a very common problem, I have had the same issue recently and looking at various forums so have many others.

Audi surely know about it but until everyone makes a stand we will continue to pick up the bill.

Maybe you should gather as much of this proof as possible and try and get some goodwill from Audi.

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TEMPERED GLASS CAN NOT BE DRILLED!!! If you attemp to score or drill tempered glass it will blow up. Tempered glass is cut to form and then tempered for strength. Once the glass is tempered it can not be altered in any way.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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Do not attemt to drill ANY auto glass! you should only use urethane to glue down any autoglass. if you are going to try that route make sure you also get the proper primers for the adhesive you purchase.

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