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    Roof problems - HELP!

    Having a slight issue with my roof at the moment on opening and closing.

    Start the car, handbrake on, handbrake symbol on the dash is on.

    When i push the button, the windows drop, the lid at the back goes up, and the roof opens or closes about 6 inches.

    It then stops, and the roof symbol on the dash starts to flash. However much i push the button again, I cant get it to finish opening. If i drive about a bit, only a few yards, and then start again, it starts again and finishes the job.

    Now this is really getting on my tits and was wondering if anyone could help me please?

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    James, it's likley one of the roof transport switches either starting to fail or needing adjustment.

    Do you have vag software to interrogate the controller and read switch statuses? If so, a quick scan of fault codes might also help in identifying cause.

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    Hey Spocket - dont have VAGCOM yet.

    Where is the switch located and maybe could do with a quick clean??

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    I think there are around 6 or 7 switches that detect everything from roof latched, to cover box open, tensioner home positions and roof folded & stowed.

    I'll see if I can pull the details tomorrow off elsawin, but to be honest, without ability to read any fault codes as well as the switch readings over course of opening and closing, I think you'll be on a hiding to nothing.

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    Had exactly the same problem on my Cab, and it was traced to a couple of 'potentiometers'. Trouble was that the whole roof had to be dismantled to fix it...cost was 1000+ but luckily the car was in warranty. Hope that you get it fixed and it's not as serious as mine was....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sage33e View Post
    Had exactly the same problem on my Cab, and it was traced to a couple of 'potentiometers'. Trouble was that the whole roof had to be dismantled to fix it...cost was 1000+ but luckily the car was in warranty. Hope that you get it fixed and it's not as serious as mine was....
    Cheers buddy.....make me feel a whole lot better why don't you.... but useful to know anyway.

    I will try and find someone locally with Vagcom and see what they say. Its driving me mad, and at this rate, the car may be heading back to the stealers.....

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    Sprocket - any help you can give would be awesome - cheers buddy.

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    Sorry for the shock!! Erm, I'm sure yours will be fine....probably cost hardly anything at all...might just be a gremlin that will go away...!!

    I'm trying to redeem myself for giving you a heart attack - seriously.

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    Jame's I've dumped some of the details into a PDF - drop me a PM with your email and I'll send it over.

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    Sprocket - you have PM.....

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    Hey James, there is a hardtop for sale on Ebay in case all goes tits up !!!!!!!!!
    B6 1.8T Sport Cabriolet - Ebony Black & Red Sports Leather-19" Sportec Mono10s-Bootlip spoiler-One touch roof module-Green Cotton filter-Forge 007 - 2007 rear lamps-2007 OEM interior dimming compass mirror-OEM S4 heated, elec folding, dimming aluminium door mirrors-2007 RS4 cabriolet exhaust-2007 RS4 Carbon trim-2007 RS4 starter button-2007 RS4 inner door handles- A4 DTM carbon front splitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyccr View Post
    Hey James, there is a hardtop for sale on Ebay in case all goes tits up !!!!!!!!!
    There you are!!

    Been waiting for an insightful and helpful comment to aide my woes.....and what do I get.....???

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    Well, I offer a possible solution and look what thanks I get !!
    B6 1.8T Sport Cabriolet - Ebony Black & Red Sports Leather-19" Sportec Mono10s-Bootlip spoiler-One touch roof module-Green Cotton filter-Forge 007 - 2007 rear lamps-2007 OEM interior dimming compass mirror-OEM S4 heated, elec folding, dimming aluminium door mirrors-2007 RS4 cabriolet exhaust-2007 RS4 Carbon trim-2007 RS4 starter button-2007 RS4 inner door handles- A4 DTM carbon front splitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyccr View Post
    Well, I offer a possible solution and look what thanks I get !!
    I guess we could classify it as "A" soultion but not "THE" solution.

    Your supposed to be my electroncs geezer buddy as well

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    I'm not sure what you can check on VAGCOM about the roof, will have to delve into my book to see what I can find.................
    B6 1.8T Sport Cabriolet - Ebony Black & Red Sports Leather-19" Sportec Mono10s-Bootlip spoiler-One touch roof module-Green Cotton filter-Forge 007 - 2007 rear lamps-2007 OEM interior dimming compass mirror-OEM S4 heated, elec folding, dimming aluminium door mirrors-2007 RS4 cabriolet exhaust-2007 RS4 Carbon trim-2007 RS4 starter button-2007 RS4 inner door handles- A4 DTM carbon front splitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyccr View Post
    I'm not sure what you can check on VAGCOM about the roof, will have to delve into my book to see what I can find.................
    Your a legend - cheers buddy.

    Catch u laters.

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    Hey Andy, looked on ebay but couldn't find the hardtop . . . Got an item number for it???

    Got any pics of the exhaust tips fitted with the finished valance . . . Did the S4 rear valance fit around the tips without modding???
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    Phil, hard top was mega $$$$$$$$$$ I've roughly cut the valence for now. Will email you a pic over the weekend

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    Cheers fella.
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    Just had the problem diagnosed as the lock mechanism at the front of the roof - 380 plus VAT and then two hours labour.

    I'm gutted. Anyone know anyone that can get discounted parts??

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    Unlucky mate Hope you get it sorted. I try not to think about things like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesS4cab View Post
    I'm gutted. Anyone know anyone that can get discounted parts??
    Is that a dealer price, u tried vagparts?
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    I tried Euro car, and GSF parts - both said I would need main stealer.

    Will give Vag Parts a call though so they can laugh as well.

    What makes it worse is I have already spent 93 to get it diagnosed as he managed to temporarily fix it and then it died again.

    Never mind.

 

 

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