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Old 04-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Sunroof won't close !

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Got a 2.0TDI EOS , great car had it for 2 years without any problems . Closed the roof yesterday and the right hand arm just missed it's dock , reversed the process and guided it in myself on the next attempt . Only problem was then that the sunroof appears to be stuck , it moves about an inch clicks and won't budge ! no error messages , just seems mechanically locked open . Thankfully I've got a garage !! Local VW dealer want 78+vat for an hour diagnostic , just wondered if anyone had any handy tips before I get ripped off !
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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I think you've got to bite the bullet and just consider that you've been unlucky.
Let us know what the end result is.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:26 AM   #3
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Did this issue get sorted? Sounds like my exact issue and I'm in Sydney Australia and the VW mechanics are quoting $17,000 to fix it. Please help.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:52 AM   #4
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Got a 2.0TDI EOS , great car had it for 2 years without any problems . Closed the roof yesterday and the right hand arm just missed it's dock
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VW mechanics are quoting $17,000 to fix it
Sounds about right for a new roof? The roof hinge has a bent distorted part and there are a couple of threads here from people who had similar. There are parts and a 'guide' in the hinge that make the roof top section arms 'kick out' and then come back together equally as the roof finally closes. The misaligned right side has the damaged hinge parts. The sunroof won't be running true in its tracks (may leak?) if the roof arm is misaligned and there is risk of consequential damage to the sunroof mechanism if operated.

Dealers probably won't mess about repairing these complex roof hinges to replace or straighten damaged parts. You need to find somebody with technical and engineering skills who is prepared to access the bad hinge then replace parts if available (?) or machine a new part.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:08 PM   #5
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Yes I figure I need someone but I need to find someone I can trust in Sydney. Anyone have suggestions please? I can't afford $17,000 - its more than I paid for the care and we are still paying it off - and we are not in a stage of life where we can afford $17,000 for repairs (4 kids and 2 elderly parents). But I would really like to fix it. Any recommendations appreciated.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:58 PM   #6
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In U.K we have a couple of companies that only specialise in cabriolets. Most other models have similarities to the EOS and these companies do nothing but work on cabs. Even if you have to drive 200 miles, it's worth finding a specialist like this. You can expect V.W dealers to see very few EOS cabriolet roof repairs these days and I would put my trust in a place doing a lot of them.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:32 PM   #7
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Happy to ... but can’t find a place to do it! Any ideas Australian EOS owners?
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:14 PM   #8
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:10 AM   #9
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Carni,

It might be worthwhile taking a drive up to Newcastle and letting Kloster VW in Hamilton have a look at your car.

They have looked after my partner's Eos since 2009 and we have been very happy with their service and complying with my requests for amendments to the servicing schedule to meet our requirements. As they are a major VW service centre, they should have a factory-trained Eos roof specialist or can access one when neeeded.

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