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  1. Some info on possible cause of roof not working

    New Beetle Convertible
    I'll keep it brief. the main point is that the microswitches controlling the top locking motors are mounted using a screw through an oval slot. They can work loose over time so that the end of the moving arm on the motor fails to operate the switch. The switch itself is OK it's just not getting...
  2. Convert top to manual operation.

    New Beetle Convertible
    I've got an '03 convertible with lots of picky little issues, mostly caused by living in the tropics (Kona coast, Hawaii) for 12 years. Most recently the top stopped working while a friend was driving it. She parked, put the top up, and it never would come down again. I tried the door switch...
  3. 2013 vert top different from earlier models?

    New Beetle Detailing/Cleaning
    Just wondering what's going on with the 2013 convertible tops. I just bought my convertible and I asked the salesman how to care for the top and what protectant to use. He told me that with VW tops, you don't have to do anything. HOWEVER, every forum or website says to use protectant. So I'm...
  4. Only had 3 weeks and a problem

    New Beetle Convertible
    Hi: Am hoping to get some answers on here. Everyone is so knowledgeable about the Beetles! I have only had mine 3 weeks and yesterday when I was driving home I noticed in my rear mirror that my back window looked odd down at the bottom. When I got home I looked and the headliner is detaching...
  5. 04 NBC Top issues, please help.

    New Beetle Convertible
    I am having a problem with what seems to be a travel/limit sensor for the convertible top. When the top is put up and down it does not seem to recognize it being at it's full end position. I say this because when it does reach those positions the top motor will still continue to run and the...
  6. my handle/latch for my top might be broken ... HELP!!

    New Beetle Convertible
    so ... I have an '05. I've NEVER had difficulty with opening/ closing the top. (I - long ago- got it down with one hand (maneuvering the handle.) As many of you have noticed ... in colder weather... it's deifnitely a little bit tighter... and so ...a few weeks ago, ... when I went to close it...
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