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Hi guys, I recently inherited the '08 eos.
I noticed the rear columns were not covered with cloth when closed, so i searched online and found that the rear strings holding the little triangle shaped cloths were snapped.
I got new strings to replace the old ones, but i noticed that the left retractable string, which is on the windshield is missing, so i cannot continue with the replacement.

Is there any fix for this ? Picture below not mine, but you can see the elastic with the ring i am refering to.

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Incredibly, I have a similar problem, although my cable that connects to the rear window and goes through the loop as you show on your picture has snapped. I can see roughly that it must connect to the window frame itself- but find it inaccessible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Nevermind! The elastic is actually there. It seems that the left cord was way more retracted than the right.
Replaced the strings, everything works ok now!
 

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The problem started when the flap got stuck in the mechanical parts as the top was moving into the trunk...I was able to pull the flap free, but noticed that the thin elastic cord was broken.
 

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Well, the cord that goes from the back column to the triangle flap, goes through 3 loops:
One is on the pillar itself
The second one is under the windshield, it is kinda hidden
The third one is the retractable one, which you can see on the photo of my first post

Maybe this video can help you

 

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The second one is under the windshield, it is kinda hidden
It runs across inside the hollow section of the frame and I seem to remember there's a spring in the center to tension each side? Everybody who knows little talks about 'elastic' and I've only ever found black nylon 'strings' with springs inserted in line for tensioning. Elastic might only last a couple of years in a car and I wouldn't expect V.W to use it here.
 
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