Question about 2008 Audi TT Coupe
I've had my 2008 TT since March 1. On July 2nd, a beautifully sunny morning, i drove to my office with the top down. When i arrived at my office, the top would not close. The small flaps on the side opened - that was all that occurred. The top was in the open position. I reviewed the owners manual for the manual closing procedures, quickly put the owners manual back in the glove compartment and proceeded to call Service. They asked if the car was on level ground, if i had taken my finger off of the button while it was closing/openning, and if there were any wind gusts. "No" to all of the above. the service department recommeded bringng the car in before a summer shower approached. I had it flat-bedded to the dealer from my office. That afternoon, i received a phone call from teh service department stating that they would need to keep it overnight. I went to the dealer for a loaner the next morning. while i was waiting, i spoke to the Service Tech that worked on my car the day before, all he did was shake his head and said that the broke the manual crank attempting to close the roof.
It was finally fixed after 1.5 days in the service department. I drove home happy on July 3rd.
today, July 11th, i pulled into my driveway after a long day at the office, and the top closed about 6-8 inches. there was an error message on the display panel that said "the soft top cannot be used now". It slowly lowered without my finger on the switch. LUCKILY - i was able to squeeze it in my garage until i can drive it to the service dept. tomorrow.
Any others out there with similar problems?
Service asked the same questions again...
We had the same problem with our 2008 Audi TT roadster. The convertible was stuck in the up position. The dealer has replace the sensor(s), motor, and other mechanism affected by this problem. This problem has re-occured 4-times within the past one and a half months. It appears that Audi has a problem with TT convertibles and todate has not issued a re-call. She now suspect that it may be a software issue. Have Audi completely resolve your convertible top problem on your vehicle? If so let me known the fix so I can pass it along to the dealer.
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Posted on Aug 07, 2008
My 2008 TT started doing the same as above. On two occasions the top went down okay but only came up halfway. two
Just got the bad news from Audi Service. It will cost $750.00 to replace both motors and realign the top. Car has only 12,000 miles on it. Hopefully Audi will do a recall at some point and I can get reimbursed.
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
After thousands and thousands of dollars and 10 trips to three dealers over 7 years for multiple problems with the roof on my 2008 Audi TT , I have found that the absolute cheapest and easiest repair and confidence restorer, is to make your own circuit to raise and lower the roof. Remove both of the flap motor assemblies and the electronic control box from in front of the battery in the trunk and put them on a shelf for good. Splice into the wires near the 10 pin plug that used to plug into the roof control box. The wires are red and black and lead only to the hydraulic roof top pump. Those wires ring almost zero ohms through the pump motor and can be safely tested using a small battery charger with the oil bypass valve open (CCW ). This small capacity power source won't melt wires like the car battery would if you ring a short. Or buy an inline fuse holder with a 20 amp fuse and use that with your car battery as a source. You can hear the whirr if and when you got the right wires. By using a DPDT switch or a polarity reversing plug and receptacle and perhaps 15 amp spring loaded NO pushbutton in a circuit that ends at a cigarette lighter power adapter that you can all store in the glove box between the seats you can have semi -automatic and reliable control. The cigarette lighters are both fed with a 20 amp fuse at the left side fuse box you can only access and see with the driver's door open. Use the splined wrench to latch and unlatch. You can also leave the flap assemblies on the car with the link rods removed and hold them down with small bungee cords when the roof is open. Remember they are only cosmetic. Biggest problem is inserting the spline latch wrench as the spline doesn't always line up with the two female splines of the latch motor and latch. A screwdriver pry will coax the latch hooks to rotate the spline into alignment for easy insertion. Unlike the auto operation, leave the hooks open when using the wrench when opening the roof. Am considering shortening by grinding the splines on the wrench or removing the latch motor. Also, these circuit changes will remove the interlock with the rear window deicer for good, don't really need that so much anyhow. As I have a long experience as an electrical design engineer I cannot believe how complex Audi has made of such a simple thing. Happy Motoring [email protected]
Posted on Aug 19, 2019
WHAT THE HECK? I have an Audi TT 2008 and this is the 3rd summer it has been in the shop. The Audi dealer "fixed" it a couple of times then replaced the entire mechanism. ($1000). Still had issues last summer. Took it to another mechanic who replaced the alternator and battery. It worked all last summer but now is back in the shop because the top won't close. Flaps open and that's it!! How do we instigate a recall??? Frustrating and expensive!!
Posted on Jul 22, 2016
I have the same problem - 2008 Audi TT - softtop started to come up and just stopped. The manual wasn't very clear but you can manually close it. This video was more helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy--QZGmDM4 Also they don't say it but use the flat head for the screwdriver when you release the hydraulic pressure. Taking it into the shop tomorrow - fun fun.
Posted on Jun 27, 2013
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