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Hello, I was wondering if there is any roof adjustment maintenance that should be performed by the dealer. I have two problems that are not a big deal but a bit of an annoyance. While lowering the top the right pillar lightly scrapes against the plastic while lowering into the trunk. Is this normal? Another thing is it does not seem to sit perfectly flush with the windshield while the top is up. I have no leaking problems but was wondering if this calls for an adjustment, or if its not worth the cost and hassle.
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The worst thing that can happen to the EOS CSC roof is accident damage or damage caused by putting objects in the 'forbidden areas' when the roof is lowered.

If any parts of the roof are damaged causing misalignment, then they would have to be replaced. The shop procedure for fitting a new roof requires several measurements to be made on 'bump stops'. In addition there are roof sensors which control when parts moved by the hydraulics are stopped and in position. You cannot start fiddling around with the physical component settings without considering sensors. MY07 has a perfectly aligned roof without leaks. EOS roofs do not go out of alignment unless something has caused them to like a front or rear shunt. Ask your VW dealership if they have any record of your car having had accident repairs of any kind.

If you have a local dealer with a qualified VW roof technician on site (some don't!) then they are the best people to ask first. If you get involved yourself you could cause more problems than you are trying to fix.
 

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NO! That is not normal behavior!!! None of the roof components should scape anywhere when raising or lowering.

Good advice in the post above! Find a dealer with a roof specialist. It may be $$$, but will probably save you money in the long run.
 

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Thanks for the input. It seems like this might be a bigger problem then I thought. I just always thought this was no big deal. Looks like I need to make an appointment at my dealership. here is a video of the top raising and you can see and hear where it lightly scrapes. Any extra input is appreciated. Thanks

https://youtu.be/9gGUhx6MYKo
You can hear and see it scrape 0:09 seconds in.
 

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As we said, if parts are out of alignment (bent!) there are no service adjustments. Their principle is parts are made straight and true and when fitted together they align. Perhaps in the past there was a roof fault and somebody on their own has heaved on it to get it closed? That operation specifically requires TWO people, one either side of the roof. Or a bag was put in the forbidden area and distorted the hinge during roof closure?

Somebody braver than me might think they can do something with a big pipe wrench or crowbar, but that is not the VW way.:( If a part is distorted it would be replaced with new and should achieve the same symmetrical clearance each side. Many things on cars require symmetry and the first sign of accident damage or past repairs can be when the 'shuts' on doors or other body parts are not the same gaps.
 

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My uneducated guess is that the roof bars are not spreading like they should when they retract and go down into the car. Look on the other side and see if that roof bar moves towards the outside (away from the car body) as it lowers.

Mine appears to move that way as it lowers into the carbody, but I'm not sure if it's true or just an optical illusion.
 
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