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Well here we go- the sun is out and the roof on our 3 month old fsi refuses to open-to top it all when we rang the garage to ask their advice we were told that the 'roof specialist' for the south west of england was on leave and there was a waiting list of two weeks-one doesn't expect to be told that when one spends nearly 30k on a car does one!!! any sugestions??? Maybe we should have bought a Peugeot!!! just kidding :) but joking aside my partner and I are very frustrated-surely there must be more than one roof specialist in the whole of the south west of england???
 

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ok... I thought I may have had a problem as well, but here is a small list of requirements you need to operate the roof:

Temp... must be over 5C. (sure you have that)
Gas cap and door must be closed (all the way with the cap)
Hood must be closed
Boot must be closed
Cover inside the boot must be down and set.

There are more requirements, but this is the common list of simple issues.

For a more through list visit:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2951013

hope this helps and you really don't have a mechanical issue.

Joe
 

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Is your center piece in the trunk snapped down tight? I thought mine was and the top would not go down or move. I noticed a light on the dash and went to the trunk (boot) and lifted the center piece and slammed it back down and then top worked.
 

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ok... I thought I may have had a problem as well, but here is a small list of requirements you need to operate the roof:

Temp... must be over 5C. (sure you have that)
Gas cap and door must be closed (all the way with the cap)
Hood must be closed
Boot must be closed
Cover inside the boot must be down and set.

There are more requirements, but this is the common list of simple issues.

For a more through list visit:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2951013

hope this helps and you really don't have a mechanical issue.

Joe
The minimum temperature is 5F not 5C. If it was a 5C minimum then, living in Scotland, I would never be able to drop the roof.
 

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yesterday when i went to put the roof down, i hesitated and let up slighty on the roof switch. the roof stopped. when i went to continue. it stopped again. gave me a message of roof malfunction. i tried a couple of times to get it to finish going down. even brought it all the way up again and it wouldn't work. finally i put it up restarted the car and tried again. then it worked fine. i hope thats not a sign of trouble to come. :mad: :confused: :(
 

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I have noticed the same thing. I dont think its a problem only a "feature" you should not interrupt the opening process. You must ensure it goes through the whole sequence from closed too open or vice versa.
Therefore I doubt if its anything to worry about long term.
 

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yesterday when i went to put the roof down, i hesitated and let up slighty on the roof switch. the roof stopped. when i went to continue. it stopped again. gave me a message of roof malfunction. i tried a couple of times to get it to finish going down. even brought it all the way up again and it wouldn't work. finally i put it up restarted the car and tried again. then it worked fine. i hope thats not a sign of trouble to come. :mad: :confused: :(
Sounds like the motoring equivalent of having to reboot your PC when applications 'hang'. Annoying but understandable and sounds like a 'fail-safe' mechanism. If I had my Eos I would pop outside and see if I can replicate it, but 27 days yet to wait!!

Paul:cool:
 

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7 until i can check my roof! :D
 

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ok... I was able to do the exact same with my roof. I interrupted the sequence, the roof stopped, and I actually had to turn off the power with the key and turn it back on to get it to finish.

I tried it again, and that time the roof just picked up from where it left off. No telling why it did it differently the second time, but ultimately it worked correctly in the end.

hope it helps.

joe
 

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This is a good trick to gain access to the seals for applying the lubrication to keep the roof watertight and squeak free.
 
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